Events and meetings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout Asia Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the regional Meetings Unit (Email us)

November 2020

  1. 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    10 - 12 November 2020

October 2020

  1. Combatting forced labour in Malaysia through responsible business practices

    8 - 9 October 2020

    This online event will provide practical tips on how Malaysia employers can mitigate risks of forced labour in recruitment and employment practices.

September 2020

  1. Regional Workshop Webinar: Promoting industry-led skills and TVET systems in Asia: The Role of Sector Skills Councils

    29 September 2020

    The regional webinar aims to introduce representatives of government and employers and workers’ organizations to sectoral approaches to skills development with a focus on role of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)

  2. High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis

    24 September 2020

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.

  3. Country Launch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Research Brief on Leading to Success: The Business Case for Women in Business and Management in the Philippines

    23 September 2020

    The research briefs aim to present evidence on the business case for women in business and management. They include findings on areas such as profitability, productivity, women in leadership, and the link between gender balance on boards and improved business outcomes.

  4. Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    22 September 2020

    This conference will discuss policies to strengthen social and solidarity economy in South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

  5. Sixth Technical Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    17 September 2020

    This meeting discusses international labour migration data statistics and brings together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO.

  6. Sixth Technical Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    17 September 2020

    This meeting discusses international labour migration data statistics and brings together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO.

  7. ILO-MOHRSS Training Workshop on Socially Responsible Labour Practices for Labour Inspectors

    16 September 2020

  8. ILO-MOHRSS Reponsible Labour Practice Training Workshops for Enterprises in the Textiles Supply Chain

    15 September 2020

  9. Training of University academics on social enterprises and responsible business

    14 September 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme will conduct a training of lecturers and teaching staff at the Faculty of Business Administration, Rajamangala University of Technology Phra Nakhon. This training is to support these staff in delivering the Univiersity’s Bachelor of Business Administration (Management) B.B.A. (Management) which includes courses on social enterprise, business ethics, ethics for entrepreneur and ethics in human resource management

  10. Youth Talks: Skills Development for Employment and Entrepreneurship

    12 September 2020

    A joint virtual workshop to engage Indonesian youth to voice their hopes, readiness, challenges and actions to be taken on employment and skills development, particularly online training in new normal.

  11. COVID-19 Crisis: Relying on social dialogue for solutions in the Asia and Pacific

    4 September 2020

    This webinar aims to assist trade union leaders in the Asia and Pacific to enhance their role in social dialogue as a solution to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. Moreover, to promote, and explain the related ILO tools, and guides that can help them in their effort to achieve a better future for all workers.

  12. National Tripartite Preparatory Workshops for the 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    1 September - 31 October 2020

    National tripartite preparatory workshops for the 13th AFML will be held in several ASEAN Member States to take stock on the progress of stakeholders in implementing the previous AFML recommendations and to discuss the themes of the 13th AFML.

August 2020

  1. GCNT FORUM 2020: Thailand Business Leadership for SDGs

    31 August 2020

    On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest sustainability network, and the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, Global Compact Network Thailand in partnership with the United Nations Team in Thailand and Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will organize “GCNT FORUM 2020: Thailand Business Leadership for SDGs” under the theme “Recover World, Recover Thailand Better.”

  2. COVID-19 and beyond: “How can social dialogue help us get through the crisis together?”

    26 August 2020

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous. This webinar sheds light on how social dialogue between Employers and Unions can contribute to the survival and recovery of textile and garment industry in Asia. (The webinar is free and open to all.)

  3. Launch of the Indonesia research brief Leading to Success: The business case for women in business and management in Indonesia

    19 August 2020

    This collaborative event aims to better equip champions in the public and private sector to promote the business case for change in terms of policy and practice.

  4. Webinar Session 10: Approaches to address digital literacy gaps and unequal accessibility to online learning opportunities

    19 August 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

  5. Design and Delivery of Demand-driven ICT Skills Training for the Retail Industry as a Response to Job and Income Losses due to COVID-19 Pandemic

    16 August 2020

    While many sectors are experiencing a slowdown due to pandemic, there are essential services and their related supply chains that are exempted from a closure. Some of the businesses that will continue its services are the supermarkets and grocery stores.

  6. Webinar Session 9: Assessment of skills through online learning in Tourism and Hospitality

    13 August 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

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