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.


  1. Workshop on the Code of Practice on Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture

    11 - 13 July 2011, Kadoma, Zimbabwe

  2. Subcommittee on Wages of Seafarers of the Joint Maritime Commission (April 2011)

    26 - 27 April 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

    Seafarers’ Wages, Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Recommendation, 1996 (No. 187): The updating of the basic wage of able seafarers

  3. Global Dialogue Forum on Safety in the Supply Chain in Relation to Packing of Containers

    21 - 22 February 2011, Geneva, Switzerland


  1. Global Dialogue Forum on New Developments and Challenges in the Hospitality and Tourism Sector and their impact on Employment, Human Resources Development and Industrial Relations

    23 - 24 November 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

  2. International Seminar on Occupational Safety and Health in the Oil and Gas Industry and State Control

    4 - 5 November 2010, Atyrau, the Republic of Kazakhstan

  3. Meeting of Experts to Adopt a Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Agriculture

    25 - 29 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

  4. National workshop on promoting social dialogue on pension reform in public administration in Liberia

    12 - 14 October 2010, Monrovia, Liberia

  5. Joint ILO/IMO Working Group on Medical Fitness Examinations of Seafarers and Ships’ Medicine Chests (October 2010)

    4 - 7 October 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

  6. Global Dialogue Forum on Vocational Education and Training

    29 - 30 September 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

  7. Consultations on the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No.185) (23 - 24 September 2010)

    23 - 24 September 2010, Geneva, Switzerland