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. High-Level Regional Forum on Responding to the Economic Crisis - Coherent Policies for Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Asia and the Pacific

    18 - 20 February 2009

    In coping with the current crisis, most countries in Asia and the Pacific benefit from sound financial institutions and a record of sustained growth and macroeconomic stability. Poverty however remains widespread and systems of social protection are fragile and underdeveloped. Even a slight decline in the rates of economic growth can have dramatic social repercussions, particularly among vulnerable sectors and groups. Social distress intersects with political instabilities and tensions. A strong Asian response to the crisis is a critical component of the strategy to set the global economy on a sustainable path out of recession.


  1. International Conference on Gender, Migration and Development: Seizing Opportunities, Upholding Rights

    25 - 26 September 2008

    Aims to provide multi-sectoral stakeholders at the national and international level a forum to discuss current issues, define emerging issues and formulate a plan of action to address the issues related to gender, migration and development.


  1. Celebrating International Day of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples

    9 August 2007

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated globally every 9th of August. The celebration is part of the Second International Decade for the World’s Indigenous Peoples (2005 – 2015) which was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in its 2004 session. Its Programme of Action was adopted in November 2005. This year’s celebration organized from 8 to 9 August was in partnership with the Delegation of the European Commission to the Philippines, the United Nations agencies led by the ILO, UNDP, UNIC and UNFPA, New Zealand Embassy, Canadian Embassy, NCIP, UP Asian Center, Manlilikha and Haribon Foundation.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    28 April 2007

    This internationally recognized campaign is celebrated globally to promote promote safe, healthy, and decent work.

  3. ILO Forum for International Women's Day

    7 March 2007

    The International Women’s Day 2007 focus was on Celebrating working women - breaking barriers, driving change. The ILO led a campaign to honour women who had pursued their ideals against great odds.


  1. Launch of the ADB Core Labor Standards Handbook

    13 December 2006

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes that decent working conditions help reduce poverty, raise living standards and enhance the quality of economic growth by increasing productivity. Since 1999, the ADB has worked with the ILO on a regional technical assistance project to promote and improve labor standards. The Core Labor Standards Handbook, launched on 13 December 2006 at the ADB headquarters is a result of a joint collaboration between the ADB and the ILO.

  2. The 2nd Global Report on Child Labour 2006

    14 June 2006 - 14 June 2008

    Each year, on 12 June, the World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL) has focused on one of the worst forms of child labour listed in Convention No. 182, starting with the unconditional worst forms, such as child trafficking. This was then followed by child domestic work, and then child labour in mining last year. The event is aimed at mobilizing people around the world against child labour and its worst forms, reflecting local cultures and customs, while encouraging the participation of authorities, the media, civil society and the public at large.