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.
10 August 2010
Reaffirming the Indigenous Peoples Development Framework under the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) through Convergence” will be the main theme of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines which will be held on 10 August 2010 in Quezon City.
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.
26 June 2010
As part of the 2010 Year of the Seafarer, the International Committee on Seafarers Welfare organized a Party in the Park. The ICSW Party in the Park aimed to supplement, support and highlight the vital work undertaken by all regulators, employers, unions and voluntary workers who work together to improve safety, welfare, and labour standards for seafarers. Over 1400 seafarers with their wives and children, including members of the Filipino and international shipping community joined the event.
24 - 25 June 2010
The ILO, with FAO as its partner, convened a two-day inter-agency consultation workshop in Lucena to harmonize collaboration local government units (LGUs), government line agencies and NGOs operating in Bondoc Peninsula, Philippines. Fifty participants including the mayors of the four municipalities selected for project roll-out joined the meeting. Local officials discussed how the project, funded through the Japan Human Security Trust Fund, could buttress their own programmes through local economic development.
24 - 25 June 2010
The IPEC Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour organised a discussion of surveys to gather data on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Representatives from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Cameroon and the Philippines met and presented CSEC pilot survey results using workplace-based and household-based approaches on 24-25 June in Cebu.
23 - 24 June 2010
The members of the National Steering Group commit to take steps to strengthen the water utilities sector in the Philippines. They aim to establish a permanent mechanism to address water utilities challenges through social dialogue between workers, water operators, government and other stakeholders.
23 June 2010
Led by the DOLE and NYC, the event is part of the consultation process to hear what the leaders, movers, shakers, thinkers and the youth have to say about issues on youth, employment and migration. It will have two parts: 11- 12 pm: Launch of YOUTHink Series . 1 - 4 pm: 1st YOUTHink session with the theme Youth Development and Migration.
22 - 24 June 2010
Participating UN agencies convened an Inception Workshop with implementing partners to review the joint programme and discuss the work plans for the first year of implementation. The programme, towards ensuring food security and nutrition among children, is one of the projects awarded by the Government of Spain for UN agency work to attain Millennium Development Goals in the Philippines. It is aimed at contributing to reduce malnutrition among young children (MDG 1 to eradicate poverty and hunger) and reduce child mortality (MDG 4) by complementing government effort to focus on children aged 0-24 months through ideal feeding practices. The goal is to create an enabling environment where breastfeeding and appropriate feeding are promoted and supported by communities, and lead to improved nutrition levels.
22 June 2010
The Philippine economy grew modestly in 2009 due in part to the impact of natural disasters. In 2010, DOLE Institute for Labor Studies conducted research for the ILO Greener Business Asia project. Results were validated in a meeting with government, employers and workers representatives, with the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines as observer.
28 - 30 April 2010
The course aimed to develop participants’ knowledge and understanding of consensus-building approaches to conflict management and dispute resolution. The course further aimed to enhance participants’ skills and practical competence in consensus-based dispute resolution processes.
Overcoming the Jobs Crisis and Shaping an Inclusive Recovery: The Philippines in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Turmoil
11 - 12 March 2010
The forum aimed to discuss the lessons from the global economic crisis response and look into ideas about more coherent national job-rich recovery programmes and mechanisms to respond to recurring emergencies.
Philippine Tripartite Constituents Support Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Unanimous Call for an International Convention to Set Standards
3 May - 21 August 2009
The Philippine government, workers groups and employers groups have collaborated together with non-government organizations, faith-based institutions, local and overseas domestic workers groups as they embark on the Philippine Campaign on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.
22 April 2009
As the International Labour Organization marked its 90th anniversary, a forum on “Decent Work and Social Justice in Times of Crisis” was held on 22 April 2009. The forum discussed impacts of the global economic crisis on the labour sector and assessed how to move forward toward sustainable economic recovery.
High-Level Regional Forum on Responding to the Economic Crisis - Coherent Policies for Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Asia and the Pacific
18 - 20 February 2009
In coping with the current crisis, most countries in Asia and the Pacific benefit from sound financial institutions and a record of sustained growth and macroeconomic stability. Poverty however remains widespread and systems of social protection are fragile and underdeveloped. Even a slight decline in the rates of economic growth can have dramatic social repercussions, particularly among vulnerable sectors and groups. Social distress intersects with political instabilities and tensions. A strong Asian response to the crisis is a critical component of the strategy to set the global economy on a sustainable path out of recession.
International Conference on Gender, Migration and Development: Seizing Opportunities, Upholding Rights
25 - 26 September 2008
Aims to provide multi-sectoral stakeholders at the national and international level a forum to discuss current issues, define emerging issues and formulate a plan of action to address the issues related to gender, migration and development.
9 August 2007
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated globally every 9th of August. The celebration is part of the Second International Decade for the World’s Indigenous Peoples (2005 – 2015) which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in its 2004 session. Its Programme of Action was adopted in November 2005. This year’s celebration organized from 8 to 9 August was in partnership with the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, the United Nations agencies led by the ILO, UNDP, UNIC and UNFPA, New Zealand Embassy, Canadian Embassy, NCIP, UP Asian Center, Manlilikha and Haribon Foundation.
28 April 2007
This internationally recognized campaign is celebrated globally to promote promote safe, healthy, and decent work.
7 March 2007
The International Women’s Day 2007 focus was on Celebrating working women - breaking barriers, driving change. The ILO led a campaign to honour women who had pursued their ideals against great odds.
13 December 2006
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes that decent working conditions help reduce poverty, raise living standards and enhance the quality of economic growth by increasing productivity. Since 1999, the ADB has worked with the ILO on a regional technical assistance project to promote and improve labor standards. The Core Labor Standards Handbook, launched on 13 December 2006 at the ADB headquarters is a result of a joint collaboration between the ADB and the ILO.
14 June 2006 - 14 June 2008
Each year, on 12 June, the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) has focused on one of the worst forms of child labour listed in Convention No. 182, starting with the unconditional worst forms, such as child trafficking. This was then followed by child domestic work, and then child labour in mining last year. The event is aimed at mobilizing people around the world against child labour and its worst forms, reflecting local cultures and customs, while encouraging the participation of authorities, the media, civil society and the public at large.