Events and meetings


  1. Youth Employment in Asia and the Pacific

    1 May 2012

    As a lead-up to the Youth Employment Forum to be held in Geneva, 23-25 May 2012, many activities were held globally to highlight youth employment issues. Thirteen countries in Asia and the Pacific are organizing various activities to raise awareness on the importance of youth employment.

  2. Dissemination workshop for the key findings from studies related to HIV and TB in Nepal

    27 April 2012

    The key findings of two innovative studies funded from the UNAIDS Programme Allocations Fund (PAF) Project; 1. HIV and TB transmission risk assessment in street vendors 2. Behaviour of returnee sex workers from India were disseminated at the workshop. There were four press releases and fact sheets presented during the workshop.

  3. Migrant workers: responsible recruitment & fair hiring to combat human trafficking in South Asia

    13 March 2012

    The Institute for Human Rights and Business and Verité organize a multi-stakeholder roundtable to explore the challenges, risks and human rights responsibilities around recruiting Indian, Bangladeshi and Nepali migrant workers for overseas employment, and ensuring responsible practice to combat human trafficking.


  1. ILO Capacity Building Programme: Working with UN. Workers and Employers contribution to Achieving Decent Work in a changing regional environment

    20 - 21 October 2011

    The Regional Unit for Partnerships is supporting Geneva colleagues (EXREL, PARDEV and INTEGRATION) to respond effectively to the requests of the Governing Body (TC committee) to assist workers and employers organisations to increase institutional capacity to mainstream decent work into UN processes, with a special focus on social partners participation into DWCPs and UNDAFs. This workshop is part of a series of bi-partite training for social partners - similar workshops took place in the Africa and the Americas region in 2010, and the Arab region in 2011

  2. Subregional Seminar on "Strengthening the Labour Movement to Achieve Decent Work"

    18 - 19 October 2011

  3. Employers Organizations: Enhanced effectiveness in membership promotion,retention, lobbying, services and sharing of policies,services on labour-trade issues

    4 - 5 October 2011

    The workshop is organized by International Training Centre of the ILO in Turin and the Dutch Employers Cooperation Programme (DECP) in collaboration with Bureau for Employers’ Activities (ACT-EMP) in Geneva and the support of the ILO Offices in New delhi and Sri Lanka to strengthen the employers’ organizations to perform more effectively by increasing the skills of key personnel and their capacity to boost the effectiveness of EOs in South Asia by sharing of practices on membership promotion /retention, services, lobbying in general, and with specific reference to lobbying/services on labour related issues in trade.

  4. Nepal: Campaign for Ratification and Application of ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 in the Asia-Pacific Region

    15 - 19 August 2011

    The Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV), in cooperation with the International Trade Union Confederation-Asia Pacific (ITUC-AP) and the trade union organizations of Nepal, is running a campaign for the ratification and application of ILO Conventions Nos.87 and 98 in a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

  5. Green Jobs-AP online discussion forum on policies, programs and measures to promote Green Jobs

    16 May - 5 June 2011

    This forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in green jobs related issues.

  6. APYouthNet online discussion forum on the effects of labour migration policies on young people

    16 - 27 May 2011

    This forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.

  7. National Conference on Climate Change and Green Jobs

    28 April 2011

  8. Workshop on Employment-led Growth in Nepal - an input to the Three-Year Plan (2010/11-2012/13)

    7 March 2011

  9. Asia-Pacific Knowledge Sharing Network on Youth Employment (APYouthNet): Rejuvenation Event

    25 - 28 January 2011

    APYouthNet will host a rejuvenation event to take stock of the progress made in the community since its launch two years ago.


  1. APYouthNet Online Discussion Forum on Active Labour Markets for Young People

    19 - 31 July 2010

    Moderated by Professor Niall O’Higgins from Salerno University in Italy, this forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.

  2. Jobs for Peace Project Nepal launches Requests for Proposals for Youth Employment Fund

    2 - 20 April 2010

    Funded by the UNPFN, the FAO and ILO are jointly implementing the Jobs for Peace (J4P) Project in Parsa and Rhautat districts. The overall objective of the project is “to contribute to national peace building and poverty reduction through engaging youth in productive employment activities and empowerment”. FAO and ILO have launched a Youth Employment Fund for youth-led projects and request proposals from interested applicant organizations, and facilitating organizations if relevant.

  3. National Steering Committee Meeting with Final Evaluation Findings Sharing of the ILO/Employment Creation and Peace Building through Local Economic Development (EmPLED) Project

    31 March 2010

    The meeting will share the preliminary findings of the evaluation of the ILO/EmPLED Project. This is a consultative and participatory process as it will involve the tripartite constituents and key stakeholders.

  4. Workshop on Rural Road Maintenance

    30 March 2010

    The workshop is co-organized by the Department of Local Infrastruture Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR) under the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD) and the ILO. It aims to discuss the problems and opportunities existing in the maintenance of rural roads, focusing on routine and recurrent maintenance.

  5. International Training Workshop on Lobbying and Advocacy

    25 - 26 March 2010

    The two-day International Conference on Lobbying and Advocacy is for the employers' representatives of Employers' Federation of Pakistan (EFP) and Federation of Nepal Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Nepal. A total of thirty employers' representatives of Pakistan and Nepal will participate at the meeting. The meeting will discuss on lobbying strategies, the development of a business agenda, the research function, the implementation process and communication for lobbying and advocacy. It is one of the key objectives of the ILO to support Employers' Organization in capacity building to strengthen their capacity in co-determining on behalf of their constituents, the socio-economic policies.

  6. Tripartite Workshop on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh 1-3 March 2010

    1 - 3 March 2010

    The ILO Colombo Office, jointly with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO) and the International Labour Office in Geneva are organizing the “Tripartite Workshop on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining for Sri Lanka, Nepal, the Maldives and Bangladesh” (code A351808) to take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 1st to 3rd March 2010.

  7. Training Workshop on Labour Inspection

    1 - 3 March 2010

    A three-day training workshop on Labour Inspection for Labour Inspectors and senior officials of the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management (MoLTM), Nepal was organized as part of the on-going Labour Market Governance Programme in Nepal. The course was to expose participants to the international experience and selected best practices to allow participants to analyze and discuss these experiences and improve both the labour inspectorate performance and their competences.


  1. Workshop on Infrastructure Development for Employment Creation and Social Safety Nets

    22 October 2009

    The primary objective of the workshop was to help the Government formulate policy on employment generation and public investment. The workshop shared regional and national experiences of employment intensive public works programmes, discussed ILO research findings of "Karnali Employment Programme", and recommended strategies for the future employment programmes through infrastrucrtue development. The workshop was co-organized by ILO Kathmandu, National Planning Commission and World Bank.