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)

March 2018

  1. Fourth technical meeting of focal specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    22 - 23 March 2018

    The meeting is supported by the ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, which is a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and the ILO.

  2. Training on Accident Investigation for Labour Inspectors and Regional Managers

    21 - 23 March 2018

    The ILO US Department of Labor projects on Building the Capacity of the Philippines’ Labour Inspectorate and SafeYouth@Work Project, shall be conducting a joint Training on Accident Investigation for Labour Inspectors, with participants from labour inspectors in all DOLE Regional Offices, selected lawyers from DOLE Regional Offices, and DOLE attached agencies relevant to the conduct of accident investigation.

  3. Mainstreaming Gender Equality in the Collective Bargaining and the Commemoration of the International Women's Day 2018

    8 March 2018

    There is a need to continue promoting effective collective bargaining in Indonesia. Collective bargaining should ensure that fair bargains are struck between the workers and employers to introduce more adaptable agreement that guarantee workers’ rights in line with the changing of business process due to global supply chain and globalization.

  4. 332nd Session of the Governing Body of the ILO

    8 - 22 March 2018

  5. Launch of the baseline research on working conditions in the Thai fishing and seafood industry

    7 March 2018

    ILO issues baseline research findings on labour conditions of fishers and seafood workers in Thailand.

  6. Bangladesh Qualification Framework (BQF) a route to a harmonized quality assured qualification system

    6 March 2018

    The development of a Bangladesh Qualification Framework (BQF) will lead to a unified and harmonized quality assured qualification system across TVET and higher education.

February 2018

  1. Stronger Skills System to help achieve economic growth and decent work

    28 February 2018

    The formulation and adoption of the National Skills Development Policy 2011 (NSDP 2011) was a milestone in the country’s skills landscape. There are several important areas of convergence between the SDGs and the NSDP goals such as poverty alleviation, job creation, inclusion of underrepresented and marginalized groups and promotion of decent work.

  2. Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return

    28 February - 2 March 2018

    The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct a training workshop “Building Capacity for Migrant Workers’ Access to Just Compensation, Post-Return” to help develop the capacities of the caseworkers of Sentro ng mga Nagkakaisa at Progresibong Manggagawa (SENTRO) to identify, develop and, with the help of partners abroad, seek damages on behalf of migrant workers who have been exploited, trafficked or injured in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong SAR).

  3. Third batch of Labour Inspectors’ Nationwide Training Program in Punjab

    27 February - 1 March 2018

    ILO’s Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection Systems in Pakistan (SLISP) is implementing a nationwide training program for labour inspecting staff of Provincial Labour Inspectorates. The training program so far had successfully completed eleven cohorts in which a total of 302 inspecting staff [292 men and 10 women] from Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab have been trained. This training will attempt to provide opportunity to another group of 30 labour inspectors improve theoretical and practical competencies focusing on a) labour inspection regulatory frameworks, b) Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and c) contemporary labour inspection methodologies/skills.

  4. SEA Fisheries Project: Research Focus Group Discussions-Manila

    22 - 23 February 2018

    ILO is conducting a study that will assess the national regulatory framework on labour protections in fisheries in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines in terms of its jurisdiction and responsibilities under the laws of the sea as a flag State, port State, coastal State, as well as a source State for migrant labour to support the ratification of C188 and P029 in Southeast Asia.

  5. Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Compliance in Visayas Region

    22 - 23 February 2018

    The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has implemented reforms to improve its labour inspectorate system, in response to a 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate which DOLE requested. Reforms started with the adoption of the Rules on the Labour Laws Compliance System (LLCS) which introduced more active engagement of workers and employers at the enterprise level during inspection, and sought to integrate a developmental approach to labour inspection.

  6. Towards child labour free Sri Lanka

    19 February 2018

    A workshop for Deputy Commissioners of Labour and Assistant Commissioners of Labour on guidelines on the child labour free zone model to replicate the model in other 24 districts.

  7. Capacity Building Workshop on Strategic Compliance in Luzon

    19 - 20 February 2018

    Given the need to orient social partners on the new inspection rules, and the need to help them develop strategic compliance campaign interventions, it was proposed that the ILO Building the Capacity of the Philippine Labour Inspectorate Project to support the regional capacity building workshop for social partners on strategic compliance within the first quarter of 2018.

  8. The importance of effective OSH in TVET sector to improve quality of Skills training

    16 February 2018

    ILO SKILLED Project jointly with National Institute of Occupational safety and Health (NIOSH) is planning to have a 01-day workshop on the theme “The importance of effective OSH in TVET sector to improve quality of Skills training “

  9. TRIANGLE in ASEAN Myanmar Project Advisory Committee Meeting

    15 February 2018

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN has been operational in Myanmar since September 2013. To establish a governance body for the programme’s activities, a Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was organized which meets on an annual basis.

  10. LISA integrated with Child Labour monitoring module

    14 - 19 February 2018

    A series of training sessions will be carried out at the Department of Labour to enable effective monitoring of child labor related complaints and related inspections

  11. Tripartite Validation Workshop on Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM)

    12 February 2018

    The ILO, in collaboration with the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) developed the Green Philippine Employment Projection Model (Green PEPM).

  12. The Meeting for the Development of the Workplan to Implement the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) - Malaysia Trade Union Congress (MTUC) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    8 - 10 February 2018

    The MOU aims on increasing protection of Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia

  13. Launch of the Anthology of Stories - FAIR Perspective: Stories of Filipino migrant workers in the media

    8 - 9 February 2018

    The Integrated Programe on Fair Recruitment (FAIR project) will conduct the following activities with the implementing partner, the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP): Lecture series on media glossary on labour migration; Breakfast with editors; Launch of Anthology of stories on labour migration.

  14. Improvement of Working Condition and Occupational Safety and Health for Workers in Oil Palm Plantation in Indonesia

    7 - 8 February 2018

    With the support of the Government of Indonesia and the social partners, the ILO undertook a diagnostic process on working conditions in the palm oil sector in 2015. Based on the results of the diagnostic process, discussed in a tripartite setting in August 2015, the constituents agreed on a national plan of action on the promotion of decent work on oil palm plantations.

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