Events, meetings and trainings

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.

2018

  1. Visayas and Mindanao island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards

    1 - 2 August 2018

    With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Visayas and Mindanao aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).

  2. South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization

    16 - 18 July 2018

    The Forum aims to support the Philippines to achieve decent work through enterprise formalization by further empowering policymakers and informal economy leaders to design and implement an appropriate policy mix. The three-day Forum will bring together around 30 high level policy makers and expert from the Philippines with experts from the Global South (Brazil, Chile, India and Uruguay) and ILO Specialists.

  3. Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines

    11 - 13 July 2018

    The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.

  4. The 4th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting

    10 - 11 July 2018

    The meeting aims to facilitate greater understanding of the evolving context of the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) implementation, sharing of experience in the strengthening of legislative framework and institutional capacity and arrangements of the MRS and discussion on the next steps for taking the MRS forward, including the pilot implementation.

  5. Capacity building on occupational safety and health for tripartite councils - government, employers and workers in Mindanao

    27 - 29 June 2018

    Recognizing the critical role of tripartite councils - government, employers and workers, in increasing awareness on OSH at the regional and sectoral levels, the SafeYouth@Project, in cooperation with the DOLE particularly the OSHC, BLR and BWC gathered 34 tripartite representatives including those from the youth sector to the Mindanao-leg of the training on OSH promotion.

  6. Training for Labour Inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao on Advancing Competencies on Core Labour Inspection Functions

    18 - 22 June 2018

    The ILO in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment will hold a training for labour inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao to enhance competencies and to promote quality inspection.

  7. Trade Union workshop on Just Transition Guidelines of ILO for Sustainable Economies and Societies for All: Trade union agenda and proposals for social dialogue in mining sector

    5 - 6 June 2018

    The training workshop is aimed at building technical capacities of workers’ organizations in the Philippines on “Just Transition Guidelines of ILO for Sustainable Economies & Societies for All: Trade Union agenda & proposals for social dialogue in mining sector”.

  8. Labour Standards and Trade: A Discussion on Decent Work and Sustainable Trade in Philippine Value Chains

    5 June 2018

    A forum organized by International Labour Organization together with the EU-Philippines Business Network and the EU Delegation. It aims to highlight mutual gains of businesses and labour in being part of global value chains that follow international standards.

  9. Luzon island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards

    29 - 30 May 2018

    With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Luzon aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).

  10. Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit

    29 - 30 May 2018

    The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.

  11. Training for Labour Inspectors from Luzon and the National Capital Region on Advancing Competencies on Core Labour Inspection Functions

    28 May - 1 June 2018

    The ILO in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment will hold a training for labour inspectors from Luzon and the National Capital Region to enhance competencies and to promote quality inspection.

  12. Philippine Fashion Week: Compassionate Gold Brand Launch

    26 May 2018

    Innovative solutions are crucial to address child labour and to promote decent work in small-scale gold mines. The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, and implemented with BAN Toxics, will launch the Compassionate Gold brand in partnership with the Philippine Fashion Week. Compassionate Gold ensures responsible mining practices.

  13. Labour Inspection and Role of Workers in Promotion of Workplace Compliance to Labour Laws and Standards

    21 - 23 May 2018

    The IndustriALL Global Union, in partnership with the ILO projects on labour inspectorate and the GSP+ on freedom of association and collective Bargaining, will conduct a seminar on the role of workers in the promotion of workplace compliance and labour inspection.

  14. Safe & Fair: Consultative Dialogue on realizing women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN Region

    21 - 22 May 2018

    A consultative dialogue was held to discuss a new project focused on the rights of women migrant workers in the ASEAN Region.

  15. Multi-stakeholder consultation on the development of the Green Jobs Act Assessment and Certification System and Guidelines

    17 May 2018

    The Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016 (RA 10771) provides a policy framework for fostering low-carbon, resilient sustainable growth and decent job creation by providing incentives to enterprises generating green jobs, with focus on developing human capital to enable and sustain the transition to a greener economy.

  16. Workshop on the Role of Business Organizations in Creating a Culture of Resilience and Preparedness to Mitigate the Negative Impact of Conflicts

    10 May 2018

    A workshop co-organized by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and the ILO on the new Conflict Resilience Toolkit to support enterprises in maintaining commercial operations in conflict afflicted areas, and creating neutral workplaces.

  17. Workshop on the Role of Business Organizations in Supporting Enterprises and Workers Prepare for Natural Disasters

    8 May 2018

    A workshop co-organized by the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and the ILO on the new Disaster Resilience Toolkit developed to support enterprises in improving preparedness and reducing risk to disasters.

  18. Learning forum and validation workshop for youth organizations on safety and health at work

    5 - 6 May 2018

    Youth organizations joined a learning session to promote occupational safety and health among young workers and to build a culture of prevention under the ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor (US DOL)

  19. High-level dialogue on more quality jobs in Asia and the Pacific: Investing for a just transition

    4 May 2018

    Panel discussion co-organized by the Government of the Philippines, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ILO on how investments and partnerships can accelerate a just transition to greener, fairer and more sustainable economies through decent work.

  20. Public sector worker's organizations writeshop for joint draft Executive Orders

    24 April 2018

    The workshop, organized by International Labour Organization together with the Danish Trade Union Council for International Development Cooperation (LO FTF), was aimed to discuss two joint Executive Orders (EOs) on social dialogue and security of tenure in the public sector.