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)

February 2020

  1. ILO Pakistan launches its first SCORE Alumni Network

    27 February 2020

    The ILO’s International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES) project, funded by the European Union, will launch its first Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) Alumni Network meeting in Karachi on 27 February 2020. The network is envisioned to provide a platform for all the enterprises trained on SCORE to share lessons learned, discuss challenges faced, collaborate, and work together to improve compliance with international labour standards.

  2. Final National Workshop of the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in selected districts in Sri Lanka

    27 February 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be conducting the final national workshop of the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in Ratnapura, Kalutara and Kilinochchi districts.

  3. Recognising contributions of migrant workers: Strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka

    25 February 2020

    An event to recognise the contributions of migrant workers and to emphasise the need to strengthen safe labour migration processes will be held in Colombo on 25th February 2020.

  4. Workshop of the Capacity Building Programme for Bricklaying and Plastering Experts of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population, Myanmar during 24-28 February 2020.

    24 - 28 February 2020

    This workshop is under the timeframe of the implementation of ILO/Korea Project on ‘Promoting ASEAN Initiatives in TVET and Skills for Inclusive Future of Work for ASEAN and CLM countries.

  5. Stakeholders Forum: UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia

    18 - 19 February 2020

    The ILO gathered national stakeholders and key partners to discuss priorities and strategies for more productive and equitable skills and TVET systems under the UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia Project.

  6. High-level 3+5+1 Meeting held on 18 February, 2020 to take stock the progress of Sustainability Compact

    18 February 2020

    Ministry of Commerce (MoC), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Government of Bangladesh, five development partners EU, UK, US, Canada, Denmark and the ILO forming the high level 3+5+1 platform met on 18 February, 2020 to stock take the progress of the Sustainability Compact commitments.

  7. UK- Indonesia Skills Programme Launch in East Java

    18 February 2020

    Given the deepening global and regional economic integration, the maritime sector has gathered a growth momentum with an increasing demand for skilled workforce. Reflecting this trend, Indonesia launched the Global Maritime Fulcrum initiative which aim to place Indonesia to be a regional maritime power.

  8. Decent Work Country Programme Task Force Meeting

    11 - 13 February 2020

    Decent Work Country Programme Task Force Meeting WCP Taskforce meets in Jaffna 11-13 February 2020

January 2020

  1. ILO holds 1st STEM for Workforce Readiness Technical Working Group Meeting

    30 January 2020

    The International Labour Organization held the 1st Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for Workforce Readiness and Development Technical Working Group Meeting.

  2. Launch of the Code of Conduct for Private Recruitment Agencies in Cambodia

    29 January 2020

  3. Local knowledge sharing on Watershed Management

    24 January 2020

    Dissemination of knowledge products for mainstreaming disaster resilience into national and rural development.

  4. ILO supports National Skills Development Authority to review National Skills Policy

    8 January 2020 - 31 January 2021

    National Skills Development Authority (NSDA), with the technical and financial support from ILO’s Skills 21 project, will conduct a review and updating of the NSDP 2011. The review process will be inclusive, participatory and reflecting the views and recommendations of the stakeholders.

  5. Paving the Way to Ratification of C189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    7 January 2020

    A national consultation on the road map to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

  6. Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) Workshop on In Business Soft Skills Training with Industry Associations

    7 - 8 January 2020

    The workshop seeks to introduce industry associations to the In Business Soft Skills Training and the different methodologies on peer facilitated trainings for women in STEM-related occupations.

December 2019

  1. Sector-Wide Integrated Framework for TVET (SWIFT): Synergies in Skills Development

    18 December 2019

    ILO’s European Union-funded project Skills 21 has taken an initiative to create a Sector Wide Approach for the TVET sector for Skills Development.

  2. National Dialogue -- The Future of Digital and Distance Learning: Accelerating The Use of Technology to Deliver Quality Skills Development in Rural Areas

    18 December 2019

    The event will further discuss about the future of digital and distance learning in Indonesia.

  3. International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day

    17 - 18 December 2019

    The International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day will be held on 17-18 December 2019 at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. National Workshop on Action against Violence and Harassment in the World of Work with focus on Gender-Based Violence in Nepal

    16 December 2019

    The ILO Country Office for Nepal, in collaboration with UN Women and CARE, organized a national workshop on “Action against Violence and Harassment in the World of Work with focus on Gender-Based Violence” in Kathmandu.

  5. Bangladesh Technical Education Board(BTEB) in collaboration with ILO Bangladesh and ILO Afghanistan trained Afghan TVET practitioners

    14 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) considers Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) as a significant component in economic development and employment creation.

  6. Myanmar: Agrobusiness Forum 2019

    12 December 2019

    With the common objective of promoting sustainability, inclusivity, productivity and competitiveness in the agriculture sector, EuroCham Myanmar (EuroCham), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are collaborating in convening the Agrobusiness Forum 2019, focused on promoting good agricultural practices and responsible supply chain management among agrobusinesses operating in Myanmar.

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