Sectoral meetings

Consensus building: international tripartite meetings

Several times per year, representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations from different countries and regions meet at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, to participate in tripartite sectoral international meetings and global dialogue fora. Based on the most up-to-date research produced by the ILO, the tripartite representatives meet to debate emerging issues, main trends and challenges of their sector.
Consensus reached during such sectoral meetings results in recommendations for policy and action in the sectors. These recommendations, adopted at the end of the meetings, serve as a basis for the development of national policies and programmes, and provide guidance to constituents at international as well as country level.

Global sectoral meetings for 2018-19


  1. Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism

    20 - 24 February 2017


  1. Meeting of Experts to Adopt a Revised Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Ports

    21 - 30 November 2016

  2. Global Dialogue Forum on the Challenges and Opportunities of Teleworking for Workers and Employers in the ICTS and Financial Services Sectors

    24 - 26 October 2016

  3. Meeting of Experts to Adopt Policy Guidelines for the Promotion of Sustainable Rural Livelihoods Targeting the Agro-food Sectors

    26 - 30 September 2016

  4. Making agriculture insurance work

    4 May 2016

  5. Subcommittee on Wages of Seafarers of the Joint Maritime Commission (April 2016)

    6 - 7 April 2016

  6. Event to mark World Water Day 2016 and launch the World Water Development Report

    22 March 2016

    The official World Water Day event for 2016 was held in Geneva, at the ILO headquarters. It had been convened on behalf of UN-Water under the theme of “Water and Jobs” and saw the launch of the UN World Water Development Report on the issue.

  7. Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the amendment of the Searfarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

    10 - 12 February 2016

  8. © Teplyakov, Litvinov / Gazprom 2018

    Tripartite Sectoral Meeting on Occupational Safety and Health and Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry Operating in Polar and Subarctic Climate Zones of the Northern Hemisphere

    26 - 29 January 2016


  1. © Greg Younger 2018

    Global Dialogue Forum on Good Practices and Challenges in Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Infrastructure Projects

    19 - 20 November 2015

    The purpose of the Forum was for tripartite constituents to highlight good practices in promoting decent work in a selected number of areas, including in large-scale infrastructure projects such as mega sports events.