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.


  1. Songs and poems for one million Filipino children freed from child labour

    17 June 2017

    The National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) will mark the World Day against Child Labour in the Philippines in a concert featuring songs, dances and poems on child labour in line with the global theme “In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour”.

  2. Filipino Migrant Worker's Day

    9 June 2017

    As part of the ILO Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) research agenda, the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO-CO Manila) commissioned a research report that seeks to understand challenges and opportunities that will contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices across a specific migration corridor between the Philippines and Hong Kong.

  3. 3-day Trainors-Training Course on Capacitating the Enterprises to Comply with the DOLE Labour Laws Compliance System (DO 131-BS. 2016)

    7 - 9 June 2017

    Target participants for this activity are relevant technical staff of the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) National Office and Regional Chapters, specifically those who will be involved in the implementation of the ECOP Helpdesk.

  4. SHIELD against child labour partnership agreement and project orientation

    6 June 2017

    The ILO supports the Strategic Helpdesks for Information, Education, Livelihood and other Developmental Interventions (SHIELD) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development to address child labour in Camarines Norte, where a signing of a partnership agreement and discussion on the initiative will be held.

  5. Good and decent jobs, skills, and entrepreneurship for a just energy transition

    6 June 2017

    Governments, enterprises, workers, financial institutions and development partners will discuss a just energy transition in a deep dive workshop as part of the Asia Clean Energy Forum (ACEF). The ILO workshop is co-organized with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Platform for Advancing Green Human Capital (PAGHC).

  6. 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.

  7. Assessing the effects of trade on employment

    29 - 31 March 2017

    The ILO STRENGTHEN Project in the Philippines will hold a technical training workshop to enhance skills through use of tools, methods and models for an empirical analysis of the effects of trade on employment.

  8. Decent Work Country Diagnostics consultation and validation workshop

    21 March 2017

    The ILO will bring together government agencies, workers and employers organizations, key stakeholders and partners to validate initial findings of the Decent Work Country Diagnostics. Indicative priorities and challenges from the Diagnostics will serve as input to the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  9. SafeYouth@Work Communications Planning Workshop

    28 February - 2 March 2017

    The ILO SafeYouth@Work Project has convened its implementing partners from government, workers, employers and civic organizations for a Communications Planning Workshop. The event helped implementing partners define their roles in advocating safety and health of young workers in the Philippines.

  10. SafeYouth@Work Communications Planning Workshop

    28 February - 2 March 2017

    The ILO SafeYouth@Work Project in the Philippines will gather partners in a communication workshop aimed at promoting and raising awareness on safety and health of young workers.

  11. Communications: Organizing and Mobilizing Workers

    16 - 18 February 2017

    The ILO will hold a training workshop to help strengthen communication skills of workers organizations to enhance their capacity on using various channels to mobilize and organize workers.

  12. Tripartite Working Group Meeting on Trade and Employment

    13 February 2017

    The ILO’s STRENGTHEN Project has convened government, employers’ and workers’ representatives to discuss trade and employment and to provide updates on the project status and progress in the Philippines.

  13. Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya: One with the children in ending child labour

    12 January 2017

    The ILO together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment, Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) and BAN Toxics! will have a joint launch of different programmes and tools to address child labour.

  14. Philippine action plan against child labour consultation

    5 - 7 January 2017

    Members of the National Child Labor Committee in the Philippines will gather to discuss and to finalize the National Action Plan against child labour covering the period of 2017 to 2022.


  1. Trainers' Training Programme in Building the Capacity of Workers' on the Labor Laws Compliance System

    5 - 9 December 2016

  2. ILO-ASEAN Seminar on the potential of social protection to build resilience to disasters

    22 - 24 November 2016

    The overall objective of the seminar is to provide an opportunity for informed discussions on the importance of social protection in preparing and responding to natural disasters and assist policy makers in ASEAN in developing practical guidelines towards implementing disaster-responsive social protection in line with International labour Standards (ILS).

  3. FAIR project presentation of research findings and strategic planning for pilot interventions

    17 - 18 November 2016

    ILO commissioned experts to investigate commercial and practical challenges that confront fair recruiters, and identify opportunities to support and enable fair recruiters to thrive in a competitive market.

  4. Formal Launch and Inception Workshop of the ILO-EU Project on Strengthening the Impact of Trade and Employment (STRENGTHEN)

    6 - 7 October 2016

    The project launch will also consist of a two-day inception workshop which will gather leaders and representatives from government, labor, business, academe and civil society to discuss, identify and set the targets, objectives and activities of the STRENGTHEN Project from 2016 until September 2018.

  5. National consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining

    6 September 2016

    Over 50 representatives from government agencies, employers and workers organizations and national coalitions joined a consultation workshop to reduce child labour and to improve working conditions in artisanal and small-scale gold mining.

  6. Green Jobs and Just Transition Technical workshop for Government Organizations

    25 - 26 August 2016

    The ILO, in partnership with the government, workers and employers organizations in the Philippines, has conducted a workshop to enhance understanding of greens jobs and just transition. The workshop was part of the pilot application of the policy guidelines on “Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All”.