Events and meetings


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.