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.

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.

  2. Asia-Pacific Climate Week - ASEAN Green Jobs Policy Readiness Report Launch

    9 July 2021

    As part of Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021, this event will officially launch the Regional Study on Green Jobs Policy Readiness in ASEAN, which was discussed during the 2020 ASEAN Inter-Ministerial Forum on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Promoting Green Jobs for Equity and Inclusive Growth in ASEAN Community, and provide an opportunity to highlight the key findings and implications of the report for ASEAN member states as well as other partners throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  3. Just Transition: Cases and learnings on inclusion and ambition

    6 July 2021

    More and more countries, jurisdictions, and companies are now debating, adopting, and implementing climate targets, including net-zero mid-century commitments, and within these specific coal phase out targets and de facto coal reduction targets. The Just Transition is a crucial building block for meeting these targets through the energy transition. Although the circumstances for Just Transition vary in each country, there are many common questions and opportunities to share learning. This workshop will present the up-to-date plans and learning from key case studies of Just Transition in some first mover countries: Germany, Poland, South Africa, the Philippines, and Australia, focusing on cross-cutting insights from these case studies.

  4. Field test of the training manual on child labour, its laws, policies and programmes in the Philippines

    5 - 7 July 2021

    The first Field Test of the Training Manual is part of the technical assistance extended by ILO to help address the capacity-building needs of the Ministry of Labor and Employment (MOLE) in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). It is designed for facilitators who will train MOLE’s labor inspectors and key technical staffers.

  5. New water system built by indigenous peoples in Rifao

    22 June 2021

    Rifao with 100 per cent indigenous peoples population now have access to clean and safe water built by the Teduray tribe under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project, which will benefit households, schools and indigenous communities.

  6. Handover of water system built by indigenous peoples in Looy

    21 June 2021

    Households and schools will benefit from a new water system built by Teduray, a group of indigenous peoples under ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan in Looy, South Upi, Maguindanao.

  7. Planning Session on Bipartite Workplace Social Dialogue Mechanisms in Selected Ecozones and Industries

    2 June 2021

    The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project organized a virtual Planning Session on Bipartite Workplace Social Dialogue Mechanisms in Selected Ecozones and Industries on 2 June 2021. The ILO organized the planning workshop intending to gather leaders and representatives from both the workers and trade unions and the employers and business groups to identify challenges and opportunities for bipartite workplace cooperation, especially ecozone locators and export-oriented micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the garment, coconut, and sardine sectors.

  8. Consultation on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Labour Market Study

    31 May 2021

    The ILO with the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines will hold a research consultation, which aims to contribute to the regional development, including its focus on a responsive and transformative Bangsamoro education system and sustaining economic growth in the region.

  9. Regional webinar: Making South-East Asia skills and TVET systems future-ready: The role of skills anticipation systems in matching future skills needs in the labour market

    25 May 2021

    The online webinar aims to introduce representatives of government, employers’ and workers’ organizations and educational and training institutions to successful approaches towards skills anticipation and matching.

  10. Launch of the ILO and TESDA pilot training programme on domestic work

    24 May 2021

    The ILO FAIR Project and TESDA launched a pilot training programme on domestic work. Obtaining a National Certificate II (NCII) warrants the importance of a needs-based blended training to prepare Overseas Filipino Workers for skills assessment prior to deployment, and the work and life that await them abroad.

  11. 109th Session of the International Labour Conference

    20 May - 19 June 2021

  12. Launch event: Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19

    18 May 2021

    This virtual event will launch the new ILO-JPMorgan Chase Foundation ‘Rebuilding Better’ project, which will provide support services to women entrepreneurs in South-East Asia that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  13. ILO conducts labour rights orientation-seminar for Philippine Economic Zones Authority (PEZA) officials, staff and locators

    26 April 2021

    The Freedom of Association (FOA) Orientation for PEZA economic zone managers, staff and locators is part of ILO Country Office for the Philippine's (ILO CO-Manila) Trade for Decent Work Project. This project is supported by the ILO's RBSA donors from the governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project in partnership with the PEZA, organized a virtual Orientation on FOA based on social dialogue for ecozone managers, staff and locators last 26 April 2021.

  14. ILO conducts labour rights orientation-seminar for Philippine Economic Zones Authority (PEZA) officials, staff and locators

    26 April 2021

    The Freedom of Association (FOA) Orientation for PEZA economic zone managers, staff and locators is part of ILO Country Office for the Philippine's (ILO CO-Manila) Trade for Decent Work Project, which is supported by the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission. The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project in partnership with the PEZA, organized a virtual Orientation on FOA based on social dialogue for ecozone managers, staff and locators last 26 April 2021.

  15. BRIDGE Project Inception Meeting

    8 April 2021

  16. Launch of new water system in Lanao del Sur

    30 March 2021

    The ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan launched its largest water system in Wao, Lanao del Sur built by community members.

  17. Technical Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility for Policy Makers “The contribution of socially responsible labour practices to the achievement of sustainable development in the Philippines”

    24 March 2021

    The technical seminar is aimed at widening the knowledge and understanding of policy makers on the comprehensive scope of CSR and appreciate more the importance of their role in developing the most relevant institutional framework that can set the standards and benchmarks in order to guide and encourage businesses to initiate and/or improve their socially responsible labour practices along their own production lines.

  18. ILO Conducts Orientation-Seminar and Dialogue on AO35 and Labour Rights

    23 March 2021

    The ILO Country Office for the Philippines (ILO CO-Manila), in partnership with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Administrative Order 35 Inter-Agency Committee on Extrajudicial Killings, Enforced Disappearances, Torture and Other Grave Violations of the Right to Life, Liberty and Security of Persons (AO35), the Department of Labor and Employment-Bureau of Labor Relations (DOLE-BLR), the Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC), the University of Philippines Institute of Human Rights (UP IHR), the Office of the UNRC Senior Human Rights Adviser, and the major national trade union centers and labour federations, recently organized a labour rights orientation-seminar for the technical working group (TWG) members of the AO35 Inter-Agency Committee (IAC) and an open social dialogue with leaders and represent last 23 March 2021.

  19. Online Training on CSR for Future Business Leaders

    22 - 26 March 2021

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia program in collaboration with the Asian Institute for Management – Ramon V. Del Rosario Centre for Corporate Responsibility (AIM-RVR CCR)

  20. CSR Training for Future Business Leaders: “ Integrating Labour Standards and Responsible Business in Organizations Towards Establishing Business Continuity: An Online Training for Future Business Leaders”

    22 - 26 March 2021

    In line with the programme objective of promoting sustainable and inclusive growth by ensuring that investors and businesses and other stakeholders such as future business leaders have a better understanding of responsible business practices, the programme will organize another training activity for business management students who are considered to be the future business leaders.