Events and meetings


  1. Training on International Labour Standards Reporting on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No. 169)

    11 - 12 April 2013

    The training contributes to enhance knowledge base on the reporting mechanism and process of the ILO, with focus on Convention No. 169. The participants include constituents, the government officials and representatives from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Indigenous Peoples’ organizations (IPOs) and human-rights based non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

  2. Consultative Workshop on the Home Work Convention, 1996 (No. 177) and Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189)

    9 - 10 April 2013

    The workshop, with the participation from the government (Ministry of Labour and Employment and Central Bureau of Statistics), workers and employers organizations and relevant non-governmental (NGO) organizations, promotes awareness to move towards the ratification and application of these Conventions.

  3. Sensitization Programme on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention No.169: Land and Natural Resources

    28 February 2013

    The main aim is to have a conceptual clarity on the ILO Convention No.169 to the policy makers and concerned key stakeholders in the formulation of National Land Policy in Nepal. This is a joint programme with the Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MoLRM), Nepal.


  1. Consultative workshop on Application of International Labour Standards (ILS) for Judges, Government Attorneys, Private Lawyers and Legal Educators

    12 - 13 December 2012

    The National Judiciary Academy (NJA) in collaboration with the ILO is organising the workshop. The programme aims to enable the government and key stakeholders for effective application of the International Labour Standards ratified by the country in their daily practice.

  2. Planning Workshop of Project on Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in Nepal

    11 December 2012

    To share the overall concept of the project Way Out of Informality, present the global, South Asian and Nepal’s situation on the informal economy and discuss and prepare an initial tentative plan to guide the launching of the Project.

  3. Training on International Labour Standards Reporting Obligations

    10 - 11 December 2012

    The training aims to strengthen national capacity to discharge the reporting obligations on international labour standards under the ILO Constitution.

  4. Knowledge Sharing Workshop of Project on Way Out of Informality: Facilitating Formalization of Informal Economy in Nepal

    10 December 2012

    The objective of this workshop is to share the global and South Asian and Nepal’s good practices on the informal economy and formalization of firms and workers and share the overall concept of the proposed project with stakeholders.

  5. Consultations Workshop with Constituents on Finalizing Results Framework and Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Nepal Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2013-2017

    6 December 2012

    In this workshop, the draft Results Framework and Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Plan will be presented to the constituents. The major objectives are to build a consensus among the constituents and the ILO on the country programme priorities for intervention and two to three major intended results, the indicators to measure the achievement of the results for the measurement of the expected results and major outputs to be delivered by each constituent towards achieving the expected results.

  6. Workshop for Developing Results Framework and Monitoring and Evaluation Plan for Nepal Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2013-2017

    3 - 5 December 2012

    The workshop with the ILO staff is to develop a draft Results Framework and Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) Plan for the Nepal's Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2013-2017. The Office has conducted consultations with constituents and major partners to define country programme priorities.

  7. Workshop on Survey of Cross-Border Migration and Trafficking of Adults and Children for Forced Labour

    29 November 2012

    Following the initiation of the ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour (SAP-FL), a one day workshop, will be organized by the ILO IPEC Project in Nepal. The main purpose of the workshop is to identify the tools and methods to be adopted for the mentioned survey. ILO's constituents including the key stakeholders, academia, research institutes and individuals working on forced labour, migration, trafficking and child labour issues will form part of the workshop.

  8. Workshop on Reformation of Bonded Labour Act

    23 - 24 November 2012

    The main objective was to communicate the key decision of the government on reformation of the Bonded Labour Prohibition Act and have inputs from the key stakeholders and the target groups about the needs to be addressed in the reformed law. Both technical and financial support were provided to the Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MoLRM). There were forty-six participants from the concerned Ministries (Ministry of Labour and Employment and Ministry of Law Ministry of Law, Justice, Constituent Assembly & Parliamentary Affairs), external legal experts, key non-governmental organizations working for elimination of bonded labour, and the concerned groups (Kamaiya, Haliya and Haruwa/Charuwa).

  9. Youth Conference of Trade Unions on "Decent Youth Employment and ILO Standards"

    9 - 10 November 2012

    The two day conference of young trade union leaders discussed on youth issues at workplace, ILO standards promoting decent youth emoloyment and ratification and implementation status of ILO conventions in Nepal. The workshop also prepared and adopted a summary and recommendation for decent youth employment and various strategies and activities in mobilizing/strengthening youth committees for promoting youth initiatives within the trade unions.

  10. Refresher training for Trade Union Educators on Organizing Informal Economy Workers

    5 - 7 November 2012

    The three day course offered an opportunity in sharing experiences of organizing informal economy workers for thirty (30)Trade Union Educators from major trade unions in Nepal. The course was based on ACTRAV Manual for organizing informal economy workers. A Nepali translated copy was provided to the participants. The participants presented their action plans for next year's organizing activities in Nepal.

  11. High level Nepal delegation visited Cambodia and Australia

    4 - 11 November 2012

    A high level tripartite delegation from Nepal headed by the Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment visited Arbitration Council of Cambodia and Fair Work Australia from 4 to 11 November 2012. The ILO's Labour Administration and Labour Relations Specialist, based in Bangkok accompanied the delegation. The key objective of the delegation was to learn and to share experiences on dispute settlement mechanisms and institutions in Nepal, Cambodia and Australia.

  12. Green Jobs in Asia Regional Conference

    29 - 31 August 2012

    On 29-31 August 2012, a tripartite regional workshop will discuss the Green Jobs in Asia project to highlight successful approaches, areas of improvement and the way forward. Representatives from GJA will include Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, the Philippines and Sri Lanka. They will be joined by additional countries with Green Jobs experience: China, Fiji, India and Thailand.

  13. Training on Achieving Education for All and Eliminating Child Labour in Nepal

    26 - 30 August 2012

    A four half-day residential training on "Achieving Education for All and Eliminating Child Labour in Nepal" will be organized by the Danish Government funded ILO Project on Support to the Implementation of Nepals National Master Plan on the Elimination of Child Labour with technical and financial support from the International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin, Italy. The training is aimed at enhancing the mainstreaming of child labour issues into national education oriented programs and budgets. Around 35 representatives from the Government ministries, departments and related sections and commissions inlcuding social partners, key donors, international agencies and civil society will form part of this training course.

  14. Unofficial translation of the 15-point Declaration of the National Labour and Employment Conference, 9-11 July 2012

    11 July 2012

    The Conference concluded in Kathmandu with a 15-point declaration endorsed by the government, employers and trade unions.

  15. National Labour and Employment Conference 2069 (2012)

    9 - 11 July 2012

    A 3-day Conference is organized by the Department of Labour (DoL) under the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Government of Nepal with technical and financial support from the ILO Nepal. The Conference will provide an opportunity to discuss and deliberate on crucial issues related to building and promoting conducive labour relations for decent work and job rich economic growth. It is expected that around 250 participants from government including representatives from Ministry of Labour and Employment, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Industry, workers, employers, labour inspectors, Investment Board and civil society will participate.

  16. Towards Gender Equality and Decent Work: Gender Mainstreaming - The Way Forward

    27 - 29 June 2012

    The residential Workshop is organized by the ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE), Nepal from 27 to 29 June in Kathmandu, Nepal. The workshop brings together thirty (30) officials representing the Government, Employers and Workers Organizations, and including members of the Central Labour Advisory Committee (CLAC) and Labour Inspectors. The programme is based on the ILO programming tools on Gender Mainstreaming Strategies in Decent Work Promotion. It is delivered by Ms Saadya Hamdani, Senior Gender Specialist from ILO DWT for South Asia and based in New Delhi, with the support of the ILO Country Office for Nepal.

  17. World Day Against Child Labour, 12 June 2012 "Human Rights and Social Justice: Let's End Child Labour

    12 June 2012

    The global theme of the World Day against Child Labour 2012 very much complements the national drives towards child labour elimination. On 12 June 2012, ILO, UNICEF, World Education and the National Human Rights Commission (the four co-developers of WDACL 2012) in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management are organizing a “Breakfast Seminar” for the media journalists and other key stakeholders on 12 June 2012. The purpose of this Breakfast Seminar is to inform about and discuss the current child labour situation in Nepal, the international standards and national child labour elimination commitments made and the challenges at stake in light of the WDACL 2012 theme on Human Rights and Social Justice. The seminar is believed to give impetus to the endorsement of the National Master Plan (2011-20) on Child Labour by the Government of Nepal and initiate interventions resulting in a sustained action for its elimination. Besides, production and dissemination of the Promotion materials (i.e. brochures, posters and briefs) adapted in the national context, awareness program through national and local medias and facilitation of a broad-based signature campaign covering more than five thousand stakeholders will be undertaken with financial assistance from the ILO IPEC and in close cooperation with the co-developers of WDACL 2012, prior to and on 12 June. Similarly, a one minute stand will be followed all over the country (in schools, colleges, Ministries, UN agencies, trade unions, employers’ organizations) on 12 June to pledge for the child labour elimination.