Events and meetings

The ILO Office in Sri Lanka organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link or contacting us by email.

December 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    6 - 9 December 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), will be held from 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore. It brings together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states.

April 2022

  1. High-level virtual discussion on acting together to build a positive safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

    The ILO hosted a high-level virtual discussion, exploring the topic of participation and social dialogue for creating a preventative safety and health culture.

February 2022

  1. Capacitating State institutions on virtual training

    21 - 22 February 2022

    A two-day course for master trainers of the State Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion & Market Diversification (SMFEP&MD) on 21 and 22 February 2022.

  2. Strengthening public sector dispute prevention/resolution through social dialogue and workplace cooperation

    18 - 23 February 2022

    The training will focus on understanding of concepts of social dialogue, collective bargaining, workplace cooperation, grievance handling and international best practices on dispute prevention and resolution.

January 2022

  1. Skilling Sri Lankan migrant workers towards the Global talent pool

    24 January 2022

    Marking International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO Country Office jointly with the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) organised a multi-stakeholder consultative forum on “Skilling Sri Lankan migrant workers towards the Global talent pool”.

December 2021

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on labour migration governance in Sri Lanka

    18 December 2021

    December 2021 to commemorate International Migrants Day marked on 18 December. 'The Impact of Covid-19 on Labour Migration Governance' was the theme of the keynote presentation by the Regional Migration Specialist of the ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia, Mr Shabarinath Nair. The participants were mainly representatives of workers' organisations and civil society organisations and think-tanks in Sri Lanka.

October 2021

  1. National workshop on wage concepts and wage setting process for informal and home based workers in lower tiers of supply chains

    11 - 14 October 2021

    This capacity-building event will focus on understanding minimum wage-setting systems and methods, calculating wages for piece rated, casual, informal and home based workers engaged in the lower tiers of the global (and domestic) supply chains. The workshop intends to strengthen the capacity of the ILO’s constituents and membership-based organisations of home-based and informal economy workers in Sri Lanka, to design and implement effective wage policies and wage-setting methods, informed by the realities of informal economy workers.

September 2021

  1. Capacitating State institutions for safe, orderly and regular migration

    23 - 25 September 2021

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) facilitated a series of knowledge enhancement sessions in September 2021 to strengthen the Training of Trainers (ToT) unit of the State Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion & Market Diversification (SMFEP&MD). This is an activity of the Safe Labour Migration Project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), that aims to enhance monitoring, reviewing, and implementation of policies and strategic plans relating to labour migration.

July 2021

  1. Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    16 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.

March 2021

  1. 2nd UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

    17 - 19 March 2021

    This second regional forum aims at raising awareness about business and human rights issues in South Asia and facilitating the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

April 2020

  1. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2020 - Stop the pandemic: Safety and health at work can save lives

    28 April 2020

    Recognizing the great challenge that governments, employers, workers and whole societies are facing worldwide to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work will focus on addressing the outbreak of infectious diseases at work, focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic.

February 2020

  1. Local economic growth through partnerships and value chain development through LEED+ model

    28 February 2020

    The Chamber Academy of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce has organised a knowledge sharing session, together with the International Labour Organisation on the LEED+ project and its incentives to the private sector and local producers.

  2. Final National Workshop of the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in selected districts in Sri Lanka

    27 February 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be conducting the final national workshop of the pilot project on flood and drought resilience in Ratnapura, Kalutara and Kilinochchi districts.

  3. Recognising contributions of migrant workers: Strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka

    25 February 2020

    An event to recognise the contributions of migrant workers and to emphasise the need to strengthen safe labour migration processes will be held in Colombo on 25th February 2020.

  4. Decent Work Country Programme Task Force Meeting

    11 - 13 February 2020

    Decent Work Country Programme Task Force Meeting WCP Taskforce meets in Jaffna 11-13 February 2020

January 2020

  1. Local knowledge sharing on Watershed Management

    24 January 2020

    Dissemination of knowledge products for mainstreaming disaster resilience into national and rural development.

  2. Paving the Way to Ratification of C189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    7 January 2020

    A national consultation on the road map to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

December 2019

  1. Promoting Decent work for invisible workers in South Asia National Consultation

    12 December 2019

    Sri Lanka national consultation on home based and informal workers in global supply chains

  2. National Work-Plan for Trade Unions in Sri Lanka

    9 - 10 December 2019

    Building a common platform and strengthening the collective voice of trade unions through joint actions in 2020

  3. Fair Recruitment of aspirant Migrant Workers and their Families in Sri Lanka

    8 - 10 December 2019

    Information and awareness on fair recruitment to aspiring migrant workers, their families and the wider community was provide by the National Trade Union Federation, in association with the ILO, through three one-day fairs in Sri Lanka, which brought national and local government officials, trade unions and migrant associations, as well as local civil society organisations.