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)

July 2020

  1. CSR training for HR managers in Mactan Export Zone and future business leaders - ONLINE

    20 - 29 July 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme, in conjunction with the Asian Institute of Managment is conducting a training seminar on socially responsible business practices

  2. Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

    18 July 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the UN and the Decade of Action on the SDGs. The UN in China has initiated a series of activities to celebrate this year. The ILO Beijing office has joined this campaign by organizing a debate on “Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?” and developed a dialogue on the future of work with the Chinese youth.

  3. Webinar Session 3: Guidelines and Standards for Online TVET Providers

    2 July 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.

  4. ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work – Building a better future of work: Asia-Pacific regional event

    2 July 2020

    The ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is organising a virtual regional event ahead of the three-day ILO Global Summit on the Future of Work and COVID-19, which will take place the following week. The regional event will aim to capture the issues specific to the Asia-Pacific region, and will inform discussion during the Global Summit.

  5. Online Media Discussion: Creating Competent Human Resources in Indonesia's New Normal Era

    1 July 2020

    The apprenticeship programme is considered beneficial as it provides an opportunity for youth to get working experiences and to improve their networking.

June 2020

  1. COVID-19 and beyond: Making gender equality a reality

    30 June 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, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest. This webinar sheds light on the pandemic’s impact on the textile and garment industry in Asia.

  2. Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in times of COVID-19

    29 - 30 June 2020

    An online seminar for business will focus on the relevance of socially responsible labour practices in the times of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent recovery.

  3. Book Launch: "An ILO For All Seasons"

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises. 2020 will be remembered as the year the world of work was brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  4. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    25 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  5. COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    25 June 2020

    This online event will highlight the key impacts of COVID-19 to child labour globally and in Malaysia and provide the Malaysian government with recommendations to address the child labour issues.

  6. A World of Work free from violence and harassment: one year after the adoption of C190

    25 June 2020

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the adoption of Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 on violence and harassment in the world of work, the COVID-19 pandemic has re-exposed, and in some cases, intensified many of the challenges that these instruments seek to address. This webinar, hosted together by the ILO, UNFPA and OHCHR, will examine the relevance of the Convention and Recommendation and highlight why efforts to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplace are an essential step in building back a better world of work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

  7. Webinar Session 2: Traditional TVET Programme versus Online TVET Programme

    24 June 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.

  8. COVID-19 in the Arab States: The Trade Union’s Role in Protecting Workers in their Workplaces

    24 June 2020

    The global Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing huge costs on economies, labour markets, and societies across the Arab Region and worldwide. ILO ACTRAV through this webinar aims at assisting trade union leaders in the Arab Region to enhance their role in protecting workers in workplaces as a priority 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.

  9. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Stimulating the Economy and Employment​ in Asia and Pacific

    23 June 2020

    The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.

  10. Domestic workers and COVID-19

    19 June 2020

    The ILO's Work in Freedom Programme, Nepal and WOREC, join collaboration in co-organizing the discussion to mark the International Domestic Workers' Day (16 June 2020).

  11. Webinar on COVID-19 preventive measures in Natural Stone Mining Industry

    18 June 2020

    This webinar was organized to strengthen understanding of preventive measures among key actors – the government, employers and workers – in the natural stone industry on the backdrop of COVID-19 pandemic.

  12. Webinar Session 1: Online Vocational Learning: Necessary Policies

    18 June 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.

  13. Webinar series: Design and Delivery of Online Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the Face of the Pandemic

    18 June - 13 August 2020

    The ILO and the Australian Embassy collaborate and offer a series of webinars to share know-hows and lessons learned so that Indonesian TVET could successfully meet the challenges posed by the outbreak and contribute to eventual economic recovery.

  14. Conversations on Working in Freedom-Linking evidence and gendering policies to prevent trafficking in the wake of COVID-19 Pandemic

    18 June 2020

    The discussion series will build on ongoing conversations between ‘Working in Freedom’ programme partners to highlight the lessons learned. They can be drawn upon to inform policy efforts as well as strategize effectively on the ground.

  15. Webinar on EU-India remittances corridor

    18 June 2020

    In an effort towards facilitation of dialogue to assist with cost-effective flow of remittances and their development effect, under the EU-India CDMM Project, the ICMPD (project implanting partner) organised a webinar on EU-India remittances corridor.

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