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.
16 - 18 September 2011
The application of international conventions including human rights instruments and ILO conventions are important tools in the development of national legislation criminal legislation on the prevention of human trafficking. Cognizant of the importance of applying such standards in the prosecution of such cases, the International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized a Residential Training Programme for the State Prosecutors of the Attorney General’s Department in Sri Lanka.
10 September 2011
ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare is organizing a seminar on "Towards a better governance of labour migration". This seminar will contribute towards enhancing their understanding of issues relating to the overall migration process (Global, Regional trends), the Normative Framework, and the National Policy on Migration.
Pilot awareness training course on "Work Adjustment for Recycling and Managing Waste"(WARM)programme
22 - 23 August 2011
The Green Jobs Project of the ILO is being implemented in Sri Lanka from October 2010 - July 2012. The project seeks to deepen ILO constituents understanding and commitments for the promotion of gender sensitive green jobs opportunities and a just transition for workers and employers towards an environmentally friendly development in Sri Lanka. A pilot awareness training course on WARM programme is therefore developed with the aim of promoting the safety health and working conditions of waste collectors and workers through the promotion of dialogue and cooperation between waste collectors and community.
19 August 2011
The International Labour Organization ILO) together with Waste Management Authority of Western Province jointly implements a Value Chain Development (VCD) program for the Compost and Plastic Recycling sector. The overall objective of this workshop is to highlight the findings that focus on improving the competitiveness of the composting and plastic recycling sectors in order to achieve its potential for development of the local economy and to create more green jobs. Its purpose is also to bring all relevant stakeholders together to take actions towards making the sector effective and progressive.
7 - 9 August 2011
The programme will include sessions on international labour standards and conventions relating to human trafficking and forced labour, domestic law and amendments on the subject, prosecutions, victims and psychological impact etc. This programme is being developed in consultation with the Ministry of Justice and the Judges Training Institute.
4 - 5 August 2011
The national workshop on "Skills Recognition for Migrant Workers" provides an opportunity for countries in the South Asia region to, further consider the issue, share their experiences and learn first hand of the Sri Lankan efforts to implement the national action plan for the skills recognition of migrant workers. This workshop is organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development; Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission; Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion & Welfare, Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment and the ILO.
Regional Conference on Human Resource Development through Tertiary Vocational and Education and Training (TVET) as a development strategy in Asia
2 - 3 August 2011
This conference was organized by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development together with the ILO, ADB and World University Services Canada. Web link for the Conference http://www.tvec.gov.lk/HRDAsiaConf/index.htm
18 July - 22 August 2011
People with disabilities face severe unemployment in the Asia and Pacific region and throughout the world and they make up a significant proportion of the world’s poor, as much as 20 per cent by UN estimates. Yet, they are often excluded from the very opportunities − social, educational and vocational − that could lead them out of poverty. More than half of the world’s disabled people − a total of 370 million − live in the Asia and the Pacific region and of those, 238 million are of working age. No country can successfully develop when such a large segment − between 5 to 20 per cent of the population by various estimates − are excluded from the social and economic mainstream.
30 June 2011
This symposium was held on 30th June 2011 for members of the Employers' Federation of Ceylon (EFC)to raise awareness on the concept of green jobs, to brief them on a proposed green initiative mapping exercise and to build capacities within the EFC (professional staff and organisations in the membership of the EFC).
Trade Union Training on Promoting Compliance to Core Labour Standards and Decent Work in Special Economic Zones
19 - 20 May 2011
This capacity-building program sought to look at gaps or weaknesses as well as areas of possible trade union actions in the observance of core labour standards in special economic zones and enterprises in Sri Lanka.
16 May - 5 June 2011
This forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in green jobs related issues.
16 - 27 May 2011
This forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.
26 - 28 April 2011
Launched as part of the Asian Decent Work Decade Knowledge Networks series, the AP-IR Net community of Practice (CoP) sets the stage for ILO constituents, IR professionals, academia and others to interact and to share resources, experiences, expertise and ideas in order to find timely solutions to a range of legal, policy and practical challenges in labour and employment relations.
A judicial colloquium on the impact of ILO conventions on the adjudication of disputes before Labour Tribunals
23 April 2011
This is a meeting of labour tribunal presidents with ILO experts and justices of the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka to discuss procedural and adjudication aspects of Labour Disputes.
10 - 12 March 2011
In Sri Lanka, the dispute settlement machinery has to meet the challenges of effective disposal of disputes pending before conciliators. In order to enhance the conciliation skills of conciliators and create awareness on prevention of disputes through workplace cooperation, a workshop is organized for BOI and Ministry of Labour officials.
Train the Trainer (TOT) workshop on Capacity Building of Labour Inspectors on Effective and Modern Labour Inspection Strategies
3 - 5 March 2011
Sri Lanka has embarked to recruit 300 new inspectors. The Inspectors need to be provided with induction training and on the job training on planning, programming and evaluation of inspections. The training programme focussed on imparting practical skills to the trainers in order to be able to develop capacity within the new labour inspectors in order to ensure compliance of the labour law in Sri Lanka.
25 - 28 January 2011
APYouthNet will host a rejuvenation event to take stock of the progress made in the community since its launch two years ago.
24 - 25 January 2011
The National Green Jobs Conference “Green Jobs: the Way Forward” was organized by ILO in collaboration with the Ministries of Labour and Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion, with financial support from the Australian Government, under the ILO-Australia Partnership Programme 2010 – 2015. The conference discussed ways of supporting environmentally, economically and socially sustainable enterprises and development, and the creation of more green jobs in Sri Lanka. More than 100 participants, representing government departments and institutions, employers' and workers' organizations, private sector, NGOs, research institutes and media attended this two day conference.
19 - 21 October 2010
11 - 13 October 2010
Module based training programme for selected trade unionists