Events, meetings and trainings

The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.


  1. ILO-TESDA STEM in TVET curriculum guide workshop

    23 October - 3 November 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Technical Education Skills Development Authority is organizing a 5-day Online Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Technical Vocational Education (TVET) curriculum workshop.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. ILO-Japan Project and A Single Drop for Safe Water ink partnership

    9 September 2020

    The ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project and A Single Drop for Safe Water inked a partnership agreement to construct a water system and to increase employment opportunities in BARMM.

  5. ILO-Japan Project and BDA partner for water system in indigenous communities

    4 September 2020

    The ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project and the Bangsamoro Development Agency partner for the construction of water systems in indigenous communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

  6. Skills training on masonry and plumbing for safe water access in BARMM

    12 August 2020

    The local government and partners from Timanan, South Upi conducted a skills training on masonry and plumbing with onsite demonstration under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

  7. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Workplace in Asia and Pacific

    23 July 2020

    This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.

  8. ILO, WHO and the Government of the Philippines Joint Meeting on Safe Return to Work for MSMEs

    22 July 2020

    Following the recent discussion with the WHO Country Office in the Philippines, the International Labour Organization (ILO) explored an opportunity for a joint meeting with DOLE, DOH, DTI and MOLE to further discuss and identify strategies on how to align ILO and WHO support to the safe return to work/safe workplace, particularly of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) to the key public health interventions of DOH and WHO.

  9. ILO Webinar on COVID-19:Supporting Enterprises, Jobs and Income in Asia and Pacific

    16 July 2020

    This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.

  10. Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

    15 July 2020

    The World Youth Skills Day 2020 will take stock of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on skills development and explore how young people can respond to the economic crisis. The focus will be on helping young people be more resilient to changes caused by the current crisis and in the world of work in general.

  11. Online training on safe return to work in Timanan

    6 July 2020

    The ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project conducted an online training on safe return to work during COVID-19 and a review of activities to complete the construction of a water system in a school in Timanan.

  12. ILO COOP 100 Webinar III - Cooperatives for Climate Action on the occasion of the 2020 International Day of Cooperatives

    3 July 2020

    On the eve of the International Day of Cooperatives (IDC), the ILO will hold the third in a series of webinars as part of the Centenary of its Cooperatives Unit, focusing on this year's theme of the IDC - Cooperatives for Climate Action.

  13. ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work - Building a better future of work

    1 - 9 July 2020

    From the 1st to the 9th of July, the ILO hosted the largest ever online summit of workers, employers and government representatives to address the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work, and how to build a better future of work after the pandemic. You can replay the discussions online.

  14. 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.

  15. Risk assessment on water system construction and improvement

    27 June 2020

    Partners from South Upi under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project conducted a risk assessment to ensure safe return to work during COVID-19 and to complete the construction of a water system in a school in Timanan.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. First Project Management Meeting TCES Water System Construction

    26 May 2020

    Partners from South Upi, Maguindanao conducted its First Project Management Unit meeting under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project. The project aims to promote peace and to provide water access through safe and decent work.

  19. Stop the Pandemic: Safety and Health at Work can Save Lives

    7 May 2020

    The Philippines marked the World Day for Safety and Health at Work through a webinar on Safe Return to Work in the time of COVID-19. The ILO, the Department of Labor and Employment, the Employers Confederation of the Philippines together with representatives from workers organizations in both formal and the informal economy joined the discussion.

  20. 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.