Events and meetings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout Asia Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the regional Meetings Unit (Email us)

September 2017

  1. Regional Capacity Building Workshop of Asia-Pacific Countries on Work Statistics in Rural Areas for the Promotion of Decent Work

    11 - 15 September 2017

    The Statistics Department and the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO) are organizing a “Regional Capacity Building Workshop of Asia-Pacific Countries on Work Statistics in Rural Areas for the Promotion of Decent Work”. The main objective of this training workshop is to strengthen the capacities of technical staff of national statistical offices on the measurement of key indicators of decent work and SDGs disaggregated by geographic area (rural and urban area), based on the implementation of international statistical standards adopted by the International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS).

August 2017

  1. Book Launching and Monologues: “Inspiring Life Stories of Indonesian Domestic Workers”

    10 August 2017

    The development of information and communication technologies, specifically the Internet, has led to the emergence of citizen journalism which means the active role of citizens in the process of collecting, reporting, analyzing and disseminating news and information.

July 2017

  1. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in South-East Asia and the Pacific

    26 - 27 July 2017

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

  2. Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration in the South Asia - Middle East Corridor

    25 - 26 July 2017

    The ILO and the Indian Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to co-host an Inter-Regional Expert Forum on Skills and Migration.

  3. Belt and Roads Conference on Employment Services in ASEAN+3 countries

    24 - 26 July 2017

    The ILO, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China (MoHRSS), and the Department of Human Resources and Social Security (DoHRSS) of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China are organizing a forum for practitioners to share knowledge and best practices in employment services delivery.

  4. Industrial Relations Summer School 2017

    24 - 29 July 2017

    The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam, together with a number of senior labour researchers, initiated a plan for an Annual IR Summer School with two specific goals. First, it would provide training and academic resources for researchers. Second, it would provide the basis for regularizing a networking forum for researchers, high-potential teachers at public and non-public institutions, and freelance researchers on labour and employment issues, both within Viet Nam and with international scholars.

  5. Meeting for Task Force on quality tea through promotion of responsible and sustainable business practices in the tea sector

    20 July 2017

    The main aims of the Tea Task Force meeting is to speed up a tripartite-plus partnership approach between the government, workers’ and employers’ organizations and other relevant stakeholders in order to promote responsible business practices in the orthodox tea sector.

  6. Training for Thai Trade Unions on International Labour Standards, Organizing and Collective Bargaining

    20 - 21 July 2017

    The workshop aims at strengthening young Thai trade unionists' capacities for promoting international labour standards in labour policies, utilizing ILO’s Supervisory mechanism (on FoA in particular) and take initiatives for organizing, collective bargaining and effective representation of workers interest in social dialogue fora.

  7. National Labour Law Symposium

    19 - 20 July 2017

    The ILO Pakistan Office, in collaboration with the Continuing Legal Education Institute of Pakistan (CEIP) and the U.S Department of Commerce, Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and USAID, will convene a National Labour Law Symposium on the 19-20 July 2017. The symposium aims to provide an opportunity to the stake holders to discuss the relevant key issues, emerging challenges, and share experiences and best practises which potentially have a positive impact on the commercial and economic activity in Pakistan.

  8. Partnerships launching ceremony of Advocacy Challenge Fund

    19 July 2017

    The main objective is to launch the partnership between the Advocacy Challenge Fund (ACF) grantees and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The event will also serve to provide an opportunity to share the importance and relevance of the project in the context of Nepal.

  9. National Consultation on Labour Inspection Management Information System

    18 July 2017

    It is widely agreed that a technological based Labour Inspection-Management Information System (LI-MIS) is instrumental in meeting state level reporting obligations in accordance with the Labour Inspection Convention, 1947 (No 81) and the periodical reporting on measures a country has taken to implement the Convention, cf. article 22 of the ILO Constitution.

  10. Refresher training on women empowerment and safer migration

    17 - 23 July 2017

    A seven-day refresher training on women empowerment and safer migration will be provided to the community workers of the Work in Freedom (WIF) Programme’s implementation partners.

  11. Business round-table supported by the Child Labour Platform (CLP)

    12 July 2017

    This Round-table with CLP members and other companies will provide a forum for open discussion on the practical challenges and solutions of ensuring that supply chains are free from child labour.

  12. Stakeholder Consultations on Case Study on Occupational Safety and Health in Palm Oil Supply Chain in Indonesia

    12 - 14 July 2017

    The consultation is aimed to present and exam the case study on occupational safety and health (OSH) in palm oil supply chain in Indonesia.

  13. Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia: Industrial Relations Scoping

    11 - 21 July 2017

    Assessments will be undertaken to document the context, potential partners, challenges and opportunities for a regional programme focusing on industrial relations and decent work in the garment sector.

  14. Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting

    11 July - 1 December 2017

    The RSTWG comprises of national focal points who were earlier designated by the Governments of the AMS to liaise with the ILO and to coordinate skills-related programmes at the national level. At the same time, the ILO also invited members of the AQRF Committee and the ASEAN Secretariat to be members of the RSTWG to ensure that activities are in line with the TVET –related activities in ASEAN. As the current focus is on the MRS, this shall foster greater coherence in the implementation and completion of the national, sub-regional or regional Action Plans in this area. The Chair of the TWG will rotate each year among its members. For 2017, the Ministry of Manpower (MoM), Indonesia has proposed to host the meeting on a cost-sharing basis with the ILO.

  15. Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting

    10 - 11 July 2017

    In close collaboration with ASEAN Secretariat, ILO has initiated the implementation of Mutual Recognition of Skills (MRS) to assist ASEAN Member States (AMS) in preparing themselves for a region with free flow of skilled labour.

  16. Orientation and Consultative workshop: Effective employment services

    6 July 2017

    The aim is to share information and a better understanding of modality, structure and scope of the project.

  17. Experts’ Meeting on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers in ASEAN

    4 July 2017

    In support of the ILO and ASEAN priorities to provide equal access to social protection for migrant workers, the ILO’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN Programme will conduct an Experts’ Meeting on Extending Social Protection to Migrant Workers in ASEAN.

June 2017

  1. Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities and Sustainable Development in China: Concluding Symposium on the UNPRPD Project in Support to the Rights and Entitlements of Persons with Disabilities in China

    30 June 2017

    The forum takes stock of existing achievements of UN Partnership on Rights of Persons with Disabilities-China Project, while suggesting next steps for the UN agencies in China to further support the Chinese Government in order to accelerate the process towards systematic changes for mainstreaming equal rights of persons with disabilities.

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