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)

September 2023

  1. 2023 Technical Meeting of Focal Points on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    25 - 26 September 2023

    Collection of International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) data in ASEAN is done annually together with the help of a network of focal points in national institutions in all ten ASEAN Member States. This network of focal points was established in 2013 and has since met nearly annually. The “2023 Technical Meeting of Focal Points on ILMS in ASEAN” will be the ninth such convening. The meeting will take place convened on 25 and 26 September 2023 as an online meeting, with Thailand-based participants joining in-person in Bangkok.

  2. National Tripartite Preparatory Workshops for the 16th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    19 September - 24 October 2023

    National tripartite preparatory workshops for the 16th 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 theme of the 16th AFML.

  3. Responsible Business, Human Rights and Decent Work in Asia

    18 September 2023

    Harnessing synergies between human rights and inclusive growth

  4. ILO and the Government of Bangladesh launch skills and enterprise development project for the women and youth of Cox's Bazar

    5 September 2023

  5. Forging Inclusive Synergy: Harmonizing the Skills Development System for Refugee Communities in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    4 September 2023

August 2023

  1. Training for Enterprises on Responsible Business and Decent Work

    30 August - 8 September 2023

    The ILO and the UNDP B+HR Academy in Indonesia are organizing the first joint Training for Enterprises on Responsible Business and Decent Work, targeting mainly the Japanese investment-linked electronic manufacturing sector and its global supply chain operating in Indonesia.

  2. Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo

    30 - 31 August 2023

    The Pacific Islands Entrepreneurship Expo serves as a dynamic platform where visionary entrepreneurs, strategic partners in business development, financial experts, and influential stakeholders converge with a shared goal: Fortifying the entrepreneurial ecosystem across the Pacific Islands.

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    Grand Finale – SPARK Youth Entrepreneurship Competition 2023

    21 August 2023

    SPARK is a nationwide competition designed for Sri Lanka's upcoming generation of entrepreneurs. It invites young innovators to present their ideas and solutions addressing the most urgent challenges of our era. Having received hundreds of applications, the competition used a comprehensive shortlisting procedure, involving virtual training, in-person boot camps, and mentoring sessions. The Grand Finale will hear the final five contestants who have successfully navigated this process.

  4. Promoting digital transformation of BPR/BPRS for improved financial access to support MSMEs developments

    10 August 2023

    The MSMEs play an important role in the Indonesian economy where this sector absorbs over 90% of the national workforce and accounts for over 60% of GPD growth annually.

  5. Leaving No One Behind: Mainstreaming Livelihoods of Qawmi Madrasha Students

    8 - 9 August 2023

  6. Rural Employment Promotion Project Launching Ceremony

    3 August 2023

    Rural Employment Promotion Project begins its journey to support the Government of Lao People's Democratic Republic in creating decent employment opportunities.

July 2023

  1. Consultative Meeting with NCCWE and Workers Organization for ILO’s Cox's Bazar Project

    27 July 2023

  2. Generating Employment in the Tourism Sector in Cox’s Bazar through Destination Promotion and Entrepreneurship Development

    25 July 2023

  3. Young Leaders Boot Camp 2023

    24 July - 4 August 2023

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Young Leaders Boot Camp 2023 – a two-week interactive learning experience which welcomes undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals seeking to acquire the skills necessary to pursue a career in the UN system and other IOs.

  4. Validation workshop on the World of Work Crises Response Strategy

    20 July 2023

    The Ministry of Overseas Pakistani and Human Resource Development (OPHRD) with the support of the ILO is organizing a validation workshop on the World of Work Crises Response Strategy. The strategy gives the stakeholders of the world of work a clear direction on steps to be taken for preparedness, mitigation and response to crises. And centralises the role of Decent Work and human centered recovery.

  5. Orientation Workshop on Strategic Involvement of DYD-CXB Officials with the ISEC project in Cox’s Bazar

    15 July 2023

  6. TOT Online Website Design Technology Programme by Champasak Provincial Skills Development Center of Lao PDR and Guangxi Industrial Technician College of China

    10 - 18 July 2023

    Jointly organized by the ILO/China Partnership Programme, Champasak Provincial Skills Development Center of Lao People's Democratic Republic and Guangxi Industrial Technician College of China

  7. Joint Labour Inspection Pilot at the Oceanic Fishing Port of Belawan, Medan, North Sumatra

    4 - 5 July 2023

    Through this initiative, the ILO Accelerator Lab 8.7 programme (AL) aims to provide a series of knowledge-sharing and technical meeting sessions to improve the existing labour inspection model including on-site training simulation to conduct onboard labour inspection in fishing vessels.

  8. Summer Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development

    3 - 14 July 2023

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

June 2023

  1. Launching the Innovative Interventions on Scaling Up HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Workplace

    27 June 2023

    The ILO has carried out several ‘innovative interventions’, including the development of an online training module on HIV prevention at work, the integration of of modules in the OSH e-platform of the Ministry of Manpower and survey on HIV vulnerability amongst young worker and access to social protection.

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