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.
27 - 28 September 2018
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with Ban Toxics will hold a national ASGM summit that will bring together local stakeholders on ASGM in the Philippines. The event will include a study launch, presentations and discussions on ASGM and the gold supply chain and will highlight the voices of child labourers and miners.
7 September 2018
With support from the EU-funded ILO STRENGTHEN project, tripartite stakeholders gathered on 07 September 2018 for the first installment of a workshop series seeking to enhance their capacity to understand the linkages between trade and employment, particularly those concerning priority sectors in the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2018 – 2022.
4 September 2018
National Tripartite Preparatory Workshop for The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour will be held in several ASEAN Member States (AMS) to take stock on the progress of stakeholders in implementing the previous AFML recommendations and to discuss the themes of the 11th AFML. Organization of these preparatory workshops is supported by the TRIANGLE in ASEAN. TRIANGLE in ASEAN (2015-2025) is a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Global Affairs Canada, and the ILO.
Visayas and Mindanao island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards
1 - 2 August 2018
With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Visayas and Mindanao aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization
16 - 18 July 2018
The Forum aims to support the Philippines to achieve decent work through enterprise formalization by further empowering policymakers and informal economy leaders to design and implement an appropriate policy mix. The three-day Forum will bring together around 30 high level policy makers and expert from the Philippines with experts from the Global South (Brazil, Chile, India and Uruguay) and ILO Specialists.
Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines
11 - 13 July 2018
The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.
11 - 12 July 2018
The ILO SafeYouth@Work Project, in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment, held the first of a series of training courses aimed at enhancing competencies of labour inspectors to enforce occupational safety and health (OSH) laws and regulations.
10 - 11 July 2018
The meeting aims to facilitate greater understanding of the evolving context of the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) implementation, sharing of experience in the strengthening of legislative framework and institutional capacity and arrangements of the MRS and discussion on the next steps for taking the MRS forward, including the pilot implementation.
Capacity building on occupational safety and health for tripartite councils - government, employers and workers in Mindanao
27 - 29 June 2018
Recognizing the critical role of tripartite councils - government, employers and workers, in increasing awareness on OSH at the regional and sectoral levels, the SafeYouth@Project, in cooperation with the DOLE particularly the OSHC, BLR and BWC gathered 34 tripartite representatives including those from the youth sector to the Mindanao-leg of the training on OSH promotion.
20 - 22 June 2018
The ILO SafeYouth@Work brought youth champions to strengthen their capacity to advocate and to implement OSH. The training is linked with the Philippine government’s vision of one million advocates for OSH.
Training for Labour Inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao on Advancing Competencies on Core Labour Inspection Functions
18 - 22 June 2018
The ILO in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment will hold a training for labour inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao to enhance competencies and to promote quality inspection.
Trade Union workshop on Just Transition Guidelines of ILO for Sustainable Economies and Societies for All: Trade union agenda and proposals for social dialogue in mining sector
5 - 6 June 2018
The training workshop is aimed at building technical capacities of workers’ organizations in the Philippines on “Just Transition Guidelines of ILO for Sustainable Economies & Societies for All: Trade Union agenda & proposals for social dialogue in mining sector”.
Labour Standards and Trade: A Discussion on Decent Work and Sustainable Trade in Philippine Value Chains
5 June 2018
A forum organized by International Labour Organization together with the EU-Philippines Business Network and the EU Delegation. It aims to highlight mutual gains of businesses and labour in being part of global value chains that follow international standards.
Luzon island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards
29 - 30 May 2018
With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Luzon aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
29 - 30 May 2018
The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.
Training for Labour Inspectors from Luzon and the National Capital Region on Advancing Competencies on Core Labour Inspection Functions
28 May - 1 June 2018
The ILO in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment will hold a training for labour inspectors from Luzon and the National Capital Region to enhance competencies and to promote quality inspection.
26 May 2018
Innovative solutions are crucial to address child labour and to promote decent work in small-scale gold mines. The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, and implemented with BAN Toxics, will launch the Compassionate Gold brand in partnership with the Philippine Fashion Week. Compassionate Gold ensures responsible mining practices.
Labour Inspection and Role of Workers in Promotion of Workplace Compliance to Labour Laws and Standards
21 - 23 May 2018
The IndustriALL Global Union, in partnership with the ILO projects on labour inspectorate and the GSP+ on freedom of association and collective Bargaining, will conduct a seminar on the role of workers in the promotion of workplace compliance and labour inspection.
Safe and Fair: Consultative Dialogue on Realizing Women Migrant Workers’ Rights and Opportunities in the ASEAN Region
21 - 22 May 2018
A consultative dialogue was held to discuss a new project focused on the rights of women migrant workers in the ASEAN Region.
Multi-stakeholder consultation on the development of the Green Jobs Act Assessment and Certification System and Guidelines
17 May 2018
The Philippine Green Jobs Act of 2016 (RA 10771) provides a policy framework for fostering low-carbon, resilient sustainable growth and decent job creation by providing incentives to enterprises generating green jobs, with focus on developing human capital to enable and sustain the transition to a greener economy.