Global Dialogue Forum on Future Needs for Skills and Training in the Oil and Gas Industry

The purpose of the Forum was to assess the current skills and workforce structure and future needs for skills and vocational education and training (VET), as well as effective safety training for contractors and subcontractors in order to create more decent employment across the industry.

The Global Dialogue Forum on Future Needs for Skills and Training in the Oil and Gas Industry was held at the International Labour Office in Geneva, from 12 to 13 December 2012.

The purpose of the Forum was to assess the current skills and workforce structure and future needs for skills and vocational education and training (VET), as well as effective safety training for contractors and subcontractors in order to create more decent employment across the industry.

The Forum was attended by 84 participants, including 53 Government representatives and advisers, as well as 14 Worker and 14 Employer participants and three observers from IGOs and international NGOs.
The purpose of the Meeting of Experts is to adopt policy guidelines for the promotion of sustainable livelihoods targeting agro-food sectors. The tool will build the capacity of constituents to work on decent work issues at the national level, focusing on rural livelihoods and the agricultural base on which they predominantly depend.

It will also inform ILO input into the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Task Force on Global Food Security and other UN agencies working on sustainable agriculture and food security discussions.