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.

2011

  1. Training of Trainers on Social Dialogue

    27 - 30 June 2011

    The training aims to develop Social Dialogue advocates among ILO tripartite partners in the water utilities and public sectors. These social dialogue advocates are expected to spread the spirit of open communication, transparency and balanced dialogue between and among tripartite partners and in the community.

  2. Philippine World Day against Child Labour 2011

    14 June 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark this year’s World Day against Child Labour (June 12) with events in more than 50 countries, along with a new report on children in hazardous work. In the Philippines, the National Child Labor Committee’s Sub-Committee on Mainstreaming and Advocacy spearheads the World Day against Child Labour, which aims to increase public awareness on the issue of child labour and on the need to scale up programmes towards the goal of preventing and eliminating the worst forms of child labour. The Philippine World Day against Child Labour will also build strong action and commitment to promote decent and productive work, recognizing that hazardous work is part of the larger child labour problem.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour 2011 in East and Southeast Asia

    12 June 2011

    12 June is observed globally as World Day against Child Labour. The theme this year is children in hazardous work. Many events are held throughout the world, including in East and Southeast Asia

  4. Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Contingency Planning Workshop

    1 - 4 June 2011

    Poor families and communities in the Bondoc project sites are vulnerable due to their exposure to several risks such as climate-induce hazards, armed conflict and unstable sources of income and livelihoods. Local governments and communities also need help in coping with and mitigating the negative impacts of natural disasters.

  5. Study Program on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

    1 - 4 June 2011

    The Inter-agency Programme to Nurture Peace, Security and Decent Work through Local Development in Conflict Areas of the Philippines (Bondoc LED) aims to strengthen resiliency of vulnerable groups and communities against the effects and potential impacts of natural hazards as a key project component. Poor families and communities in the Bondoc project sites are vulnerable due to their exposure to several risks such as climate-induce hazards, armed conflict and unstable sources of income and livelihoods. Local governments and communities also need help in coping with and mitigating the negative impacts of natural disasters.

  6. Partnership with Local Government to Create New Income Streams for Subsistence Copra Communities

    18 - 31 May 2011

    Coconut farmers and women can now produce sugar, oil, soap and perfume products from coconut. This was after the Inter-agency Programme to Nurture Peace, Security and Decent Work through Local Development in Conflict Areas of the Philippines (Bondoc LED) and local government of San Narciso, Quezon conducted training in remote villages. A total of 70 coconut farmers and 56 women joined the training held on 18-31 May 2011 in Quezon. Participants learned sequential harvesting of coconut for copra and sap collection to increase productivity. Coconut-based products such as coconut sugar, virgin coconut oil, organic soap, and perfume were also produced.

  7. ILO-Ifugao State University (IFSU) knowledge corner partnership

    18 May 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) opened knowledge corners in schools, universities, and public libraries in the Philippines. Through a partnership with the ILO and the Ifugao State University (IFSU), the first provincial knowledge corner was established on 18 May 2011 in the northern region of the Philippines.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Training of Master Trainers

    3 - 14 May 2011

    To address the growing demand for the ILO’s support to entrepreneurship training and enterprise development services as well as its sustainability, a Training of Master Trainors for the Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) programme will be held on 4-13 May 2011 in the Philippines.

  11. Assessment of Capacities and Training Needs of Local Government Units on Local Economic Development

    30 March 2011

    A validation workshop of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Work for Filipino Youth

  12. Roundtable Discussion and Project Advisory Committee Meeting on Green Jobs Initiative

    10 March 2011

    The roundtable discussion presented the ILO’s Green Jobs Initiative and discussed green jobs activities in the Philippines, including the role of government, employers’ and workers organizations. The roundtable discussion was followed by a Project Advisory Committee meeting, whose agenda were devoted entirely on the launching of the Green Jobs in Asia Project.

  13. Local Economic Development Summit in Masbate

    9 March 2011

    The summit aims to integrate local economic development in the plans and programmes of Masbate. The summit is part of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Work for Filipino Youth initiative, a programme designed to improve access to decent work for poor, young men and women, and to improve policy coherence and implementation in relation to young people, employment and migration, through greater participation.

  14. Local Economic Development Summit in Agusan del Sur

    4 March 2011

    The summit aims to integrate local economic development in the plans and programmes of Agusan del Sur. The summit is part of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Work for Filipino Youth initiative, a programme designed to improve access to decent work for poor, young men and women, and to improve policy coherence and implementation in relation to young people, employment and migration, through greater participation.

  15. Local Economic Development Summit Maguindanao

    1 March 2011

    The summit aims to integrate local economic development in the plans and programmes of Maguindanao. The summit is part of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Alternatives to Migration: Decent Work for Filipino Youth initiative, a programme designed to improve access to decent work for poor, young men and women, and to improve policy coherence and implementation in relation to young people, employment and migration, through greater participation.

  16. Mobile teachers educate "seasonal pupils"

    28 February 2011

    Children from rural areas often skip classes, while some even have to drop out-of-school to help their families in farms during harvest seasons. The Department of Education (DepED) said that these child labourers, tagged as "seasonal pupils", can still be saved through accessible educational services.

  17. Child labour monitoring system in Bukidnon

    21 - 24 February 2011

    The child labour monitoring system will provide an opportunity to regularly share information including required level of management among organizations, child labour advocates, and IPEC project partners.

  18. Child Labour Knowledge Sharing System Users Training

    21 February - 18 March 2011

    Nationwide training on the Child Labour Knowledge Sharing System, a new web portal for knowledge sharing and collaboration of all anti-child labour advocates.

  19. Child Labour Monitoring and Direct Beneficiaries Monitoring System Training and Presentation of Baseline Survey Results

    21 February - 18 March 2011

    The training aims to develop the Child Labor Monitoring System and referral system and discuss the Direct Beneficiaries Monitoring System on child labour.

  20. Building Peer Support for Return Migrants

    16 February 2011

    Former women migrants from the provinces of La Union, Nueva Ecija, Ilocos Sur and the National Capital Region attended a seminar-workshop recently in a purposive move to help themselves overcome negative migration experiences and hasten the readjustment and reintegration process.