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)

May 2017

  1. 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)

    14 - 17 May 2017

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

  2. MOLISA/ILO/KISA/ASEAN-OSHNET - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OSH "Promote Occupational Safety and Health in the informal sector"

    4 - 5 May 2017

    The conference, to be held on 4-5 May 2017 in Ha Noi, is among a series of meaningful activities in response to the Month of OSH launched by the Government of Vietnam for the first time on 06 May 2017 in Ha Noi. Also, this is in support to the World Day on OSH (28 April) and the International Labour Day (01 May).

April 2017

  1. Tripartite Workshop on OSH data collection and use, and safety management in SMEs to Commemorate the World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2017

  2. Building a More Effective Labour Inspection System

    25 - 26 April 2017

    The seminar is to discuss how to strengthen the labour inspection system through improving collaboration with the labour disputes resolution mechanism and trade unions.

  3. Workshop on Labour Statistics beyond the Labour Force Survey

    24 April 2017

    This event is a follow up workshop previous workshops, held in Beijing from 20 to 23 March 2017. The workshop at the MOHRSS will provide information about the usage of labour statistics beyond the labour force survey.

  4. Validation of gap analysis on laws on child labour and working conditions in small scale gold mining

    19 April 2017

    The ILO CARING Gold Project will hold a roundtable discussion to validate the gap analysis and recommendations on laws covering child labour and working conditions in artisanal and small scale gold mining.

  5. Migrant workers in the Construction Sector: National Consultation on Skills Assessment and Certification

    19 April 2017

    International Labour Organisation together with Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission,will be organise the above mentioned workshop on the 21st April 2017 at 9.00am to 3.00pm at Hotel Renuka in Colombo.

  6. Launch the Labour Inspection Campaign aimed at further enhancing corporate social responsibility and improving conditions of work at the electronics enterprises

    18 - 19 April 2017

    This year, MOLISA in partnership with the workers' (VGCL) and employers' organizations (VCCI) will be launching a labour inspection campaign with an aim to raising the awareness of corporate social responsibility and improving labour law compliance among the electronics enterprises.

  7. The Publication Workshop: Fourth-year Evaluation of Recruitment Agencies’ Compliance with the VAMAS Code of Conduct

    17 April 2017

    This workshop is to recognize and publicize the rating (evaluation) of 88 recruitment agencies’ compliance with the VAMAS’s Code of Conduct.

  8. Training of Trainers on Youth Rights at Work

    17 - 21 April 2017

    In response to employment challenges for young workers, the ILO Youth Employment Programme has developed the training package “Youth Rights @Work: Decent work for young people” that consists of a guide for facilitators and a toolkit that provide hands-on examples of rights and entitlements of young workers as well as recruitment practices and workplace situations.

  9. The Future of Work Initiative: National Dialogue on Technology and Jobs

    17 April 2017

    The Future of Work initiative was launched by the Director General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) at the Conference in 2013, and it will culminate at the centennial Conference in 2019. At the country level, the Government of Indonesia (GoI) has committed to actively lead the implementation of this initiative. As part of this process, the GoI in partnership with ILO is organizing a series of national dialogues to help shape the thinking and policy responses.

  10. Workshop with Academicians and Experts on Draft Labour Code on Social Security and Welfare

    13 April 2017

    A workshop with academicians and experts was organized to take inputs into the draft labour code on social security and welfare. The draft code aims to simplify, rationalize and consolidate the laws pertaining to social security in order to make them easy to comprehend, implement and enforce.

  11. National Steering Committee on Youth Employment

    12 April 2017

    ILO is providing technical support to the Prime Minister’s Youth Programme (PMYP) for developing a national youth employment framework which includes development of a ‘National Vision for Youth Employment’ – and ‘Provincial Youth Employment Strategies’ through establishment of provincial youth employment steering committees. The first meeting of the ‘National Steering Committee on Youth Employment’ will take place on 12th April 2017 in the Committee Room of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Islamabad, with representatives of all Provinces to discuss current situation of youth employment in each province and develop a future course of action.

  12. Gender Challenges: A Conversation with Bina Agarwal

    10 April 2017

    A joint ILO and UN Women event

  13. Business to Business Trade Event

    6 April 2017

    The ILO and GIZ hosted a meeting and trade fair to facilitate contacts between members of the Buyers Forum and GIZ’s partner factories in Punjab. Eight factories producing textiles, garments and leatherwear, which have worked with GIZ’s programming in Punjab to improve compliance with international labour and environmental standards, had the opportunity to meet with members of the Buyers Forum and to present their products. The meeting also included details of the business cases established by GIZ’s dialogue approach, demonstrating the link between improved compliance, increased productivity, higher wages and a more stable workforce. It is hoped that the factories can leverage their improved compliance to gain access to wider international markets.

  14. The Pakistan Buyers’ Forum

    5 April 2017

    The ILO, with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, IFC and IDH, supported a meeting of the Pakistan Buyers’ Forum in Lahore. Members presented successful models of sustainable production practices. They also had the opportunity to discuss the textile and garment sector in Pakistan, its challenges and the implications of Pakistan’s GSP+ status with the Dutch Ambassador for Human Rights, His Excellency Mr Kees van Baar, as part of his visit to Pakistan. Discussions were also held with members of the diplomatic and development community, including representatives of the European Union Mission to Pakistan, Embassy of the United States and Japan International Development Agency. The Forum will take forward plans to build linkages with industry trade associations and strengthen ties with Pakistan’s government.

  15. Workshop on statistics for informal economy

    5 April 2017

    With the collaboration of the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO) and the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), the event is organized with the aim to facilitate discussions between the main stakeholders to build a consensus about the main characteristics of informal employment in Viet Nam.

  16. Better Work forum highlights challenges and opportunities for Bangladesh’s garment industry

    4 April 2017

    Better Work Bangladesh held its second stakeholder and buyer forum in Dhaka today (4 April) to explore progress made by the programme, challenges remaining and how to continue improve working conditions across the country’s garment factories while increasing their competitiveness

  17. Workshop to disseminate survey findings on Government Budgetary Relief Allowance on Workers Act (BRAWA) and its impact on business sector establishments

    4 April 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC) will hold the above workshop scheduled to take place on 4th April 2017 from 8.30 a.m. – 12.30 Renuka Hotel, Colombo 3.

  18. Symposium on Strategic Labour Law Compliance in Indonesia through the Labour Inspection System

    4 - 6 April 2017

    Given the range of national experience and innovation on labour inspection as well as private compliance, including in Indonesia, this proposed Symposium is an opportunity for the Indonesian Government together with its social partners to further discuss an overall strategy for workplace compliance through labour inspection that corresponds to the labour market and governance characteristics of the country.

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