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 2019

  1. National Tripartite Workshop on Improving Occupational Safety and Health in the Ship Recycling Industry in India

    26 - 27 September 2019

  2. UNGA 74: The Spotlight Initiative high-level event - Progress and perspectives on eliminating violence against women and girls

    26 September 2019

  3. VCT@Work Programme in Hussein Sastra Negara Airport of PT Angkasa Pura II

    26 September 2019

    Specifically to contribute concretely to UNAIDS 90-90-90 treatment targets and more specifically to HIV testing in the world of work, the ILO promotes launched VCT at work initiative and promote because the workplace offer unique opportunities to reach women and men workers with HIV confidential and voluntary HIV counselling and testing services at the workplace.

  4. Inaugural Plenary Meeting of the SEA Forum for Fishers

    25 - 27 September 2019

    In recent years, the trafficking of workers into fishing has emerged as an issue in Southeast Asia’s fishing and seafood industry, particularly for major seafood and fish exporting nations such as Indonesia, Thailand, Viet Nam, Myanmar, and the Philippines.

  5. Technical workshop on New Concepts of Labour Statistics

    25 September 2019

    The workshop raises awareness of policymakers and other users of labour statistics regarding new concepts and definitions of labour statistics.

  6. 12th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    25 - 26 September 2019

    The 12th AFML was held on 25-26 September 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand. It was hosted by the Government of Thailand as the current chair of the ASEAN and the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (ACMW).

  7. ILO-UN Women Conference on Gender Equality and the Future of Work

    23 - 24 September 2019

    The ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia and UN Women China Office jointly organized a Conference on Gender Equality and the Future of Work, from 23 to 24 September, in Beijing to take stock of the progress made and explore ways forward.

  8. Ninth Tripartite Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region:“Promoting sound industrial relations through social dialogue on skills development in the context of future of work”

    18 - 19 September 2019

    With the continued support from Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and the ASEAN Secretariat, this Tripartite Regional Seminar aims to provide opportunities for governments, workers and employers of ASEAN member countries to discuss the issues concerning industrial relations, including skills policies and methodologies developments. Sharing knowledge and experience of each member state for better industrial relations and strengthened social dialogue would be an important part of the discussion.

  9. Enhancing Protection and Welfare of Sri Lankan Migrant Workers Abroad

    18 - 20 September 2019

    A symposium on enhancing protection and welfare of Sri Lankan migrant workers, through revision of the Operational Manual for Labour Sections of Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions, between 18th – 20th September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  10. 3rd Tokyo 2020-ILO Sustainability Forum

    18 September 2019

    Be better, together: Tokyo 2020 as Game Changers in advancing decent work

  11. The 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting Enhancing Human Resources Development in ASEAN: Progress of MRAs and MRS

    12 - 13 September 2019

    The Regional Skills Technical Working Group was established in 2014, functioning primarily as a technical level working group that supports all skills-related activities of the ILO including the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) in ASEAN. The Regional Skills Technical Working Group meet annually, with an aim to facilitate coordination and cooperation among the ASEAN Members States, together with the ASEAN Secretariat, in moving forward the on-going MRS efforts within the ASEAN. The 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting is scheduled for 12-13 September 2019 in Hanoi, Viet Nam. This meeting would be the first forum where discussions on the progress on the implementation of both the mutual recognition arrangements (MRA) and MRS will be made, along with updates on the progress of the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Frameworks.

  12. 5th Regional Skills Technical Working Group Meeting - Enhancing Human Resources Development in ASEAN, Progress of MRA and MRS

    11 - 12 September 2019

  13. Experts’ Meeting on the Pilot Implementation of the Mutual Recognition of Skills for the Logistics and Transportation Skills Area

    3 - 5 September 2019

    Identify skills area and explore the policy options and the best practices for the pilot implementation of MRS on Logistics/ Transport among Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam.

August 2019

  1. 2019 TICADVII ILO Side Event

    29 August 2019

    ILO Future of Work High-Level Dialogue Jobs4Youth: A Human-centered Agenda to Boost Investments and Productivity in Africa

  2. Our Future of Work: Green Jobs for Climate Action - A dialogue with youth in Thailand

    29 August 2019

    Ahead of the Youth Climate Summit leading up UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit in September, the ILO and the Environmental Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University hosted a dialogue bringing youth to discuss how to ensure a just transition to a greener world of work. #ClimateAction

  3. Asia-Pacific region awareness creation workshop to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of implementation of Climate Change response measures

    27 - 29 August 2019

    Awareness creation workshop to maximize the positive and minimize the negative impacts of implementation of Climate Change response measures’ organised by the UNFCCC and the ILO and hosted in the Maldives on 27-29 August 2019

  4. Fifth Technical Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    27 - 28 August 2019

    This meeting discusses international labour migration data statistics and brings together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO.

  5. Workshop on Reintegration Programmes for Returning Migrant Workers

    27 - 28 August 2019

    This workshop will enable knowledge-sharing and collaboration on return and reintegration good practices for the ASEAN region, promote cooperation on bilateral and regional levels, and facilitate the development of the ASEAN Guidelines on Effective Return and Reintegration

  6. ILO 100 years – Journey for Social Justice: "Shared ideals of Ho Chi Minh and ILO towards decent work for all”

    27 August 2019

  7. National Strategic Planning Forum to Develop a Joint Road-map for Fiji as a Pathfinder Country to Achieve SDG Target 8.7

    22 - 23 August 2019

    The overall aim of the strategic planning forum is to reinforce national commitment and accelerate actions towards the achievement of SDG Target 8.7, in line with Fiji’s status as a Pathfinder Country for Alliance 8.7.

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