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)

October 2019

  1. Trade union representativity for collective bargaining in Sri Lanka

    29 October 2019

    Workshop for trade unions in the private sector on the application of ILO supervisory body recommendations on the minimum threshold for representativity of trade unions in Sri Lanka in compliance with Convention 098 (Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining).

  2. Training Workshop on Employment Insurance (EI): Global, Regional and Korean Experience on (Un) Employment Insurance

    28 October - 1 November 2019

  3. Grievance Handling Guidelines and Workplace Cooperation Guidelines: Training of Department of Labour (DoL) Trainers

    28 - 29 October 2019

    A training-of-trainers (ToT) workshop for about 20 Sri Lanka DoL officials was held on 28-29 October 2019. This followed an earlier workshop convened by the DoL in partnership with the ILO in July 2019 to develop enterprise-level grievance handling guidelines and workplace cooperation guidelines respectively. The next step following the TOT is to pilot the guidelines in a few enterprises and to refine them further based on the lessons learned.

  4. Launch of Video Documentary on Entrepreneurship Development for Transgender and Business Coaching

    25 October - 5 November 2019

    Transgender encounter unique biological, social, cultural, legal and economic issues, which put them marginalised legally and economically.

  5. Small and Medium Enterprizes: Small But Impact Big

    24 October 2019

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

  6. National level roundtable discussion on Investment in Skills Development in Government’s 8th Five Year Plan

    23 October 2019

    ILO’s European Union funded project Skills 21 organized a roundtable discussion on investment in skills development in Government's 8th Five Year Plan with the development partners, planning commission and the constituents in collaboration with the Daily Prothom Alo on 23 October 2019.

  7. Focus Group Discussion on Quality Apprenticeship Program with Sector Associations

    22 - 23 October 2019

    Based on the Presidential Instruction No. 9/2016 on the revitalization of vocational education to improve the competitiveness and quality of workforce, five ministers signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 29 November 2016.

  8. Government of Bangladesh and ILO discuss responsible business practices in the RMG industry

    15 October - 31 December 2019

    Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) facilitated a high-level workshop to discuss the progress under the third pillar of the Bangladesh Sustainability Compact – Responsible Business Conduct – with participants discussing ways to ensure the future sustainability of the Bangladesh RMG industry.

  9. Provincial Training of Trainers (TOT) on Work Improvement in Small Construction Site (WISCON programme) in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

    14 - 15 October 2019

  10. Thailand: Workshop on policy framework for the promotion of responsible business conduct

    10 October 2019

    The ILO, in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and the Ministry of Justice of Thailand, is co-hosting a workshop to support government officials in promoting social responsibility for business engaging in the supply chain.

  11. Workshop on Violence and Harassment at the Workplace

    10 October 2019

    Fighting against violence and harassment in the world of work is at the heart of the ILO’s efforts. Violence and harassment in the world of work is therefore the antithesis of decent work. It is a threat to the dignity, health and well-being of those who experience it and their families.

  12. Thailand: Dialogue on good practices in automotive supply chains

    7 October 2019

    The ILO, in collaboration with Employers’ Confederation of Thailand (ECOT), is co-hosting a discussion on good practices in improving social performance and job quality in Thailand’s automotive supply chains

  13. Symposium on the Future of Work We Want

    7 - 8 October 2019

  14. VCT@Work Programme in Kualanamu Airport of PT Angkasa Pura II

    7 - 8 October 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.

September 2019

  1. Bipartite Social Dialogue for Promoting Workplace Cooperation for Improving Productivity and Conditions of Work

    30 September 2019

    The overall aim of this initiative is to make LKS Bi-partite more effective as a forum for joint initiatives for productivity improvements.

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

    26 - 27 September 2019

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

    26 September 2019

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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