Sectoral meetings

Consensus building: international tripartite meetings

Several times per year, representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations from different countries and regions meet at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, to participate in tripartite sectoral international meetings and global dialogue fora. Based on the most up-to-date research produced by the ILO, the tripartite representatives meet to debate emerging issues, main trends and challenges of their sector.
Consensus reached during such sectoral meetings results in recommendations for policy and action in the sectors. These recommendations, adopted at the end of the meetings, serve as a basis for the development of national policies and programmes, and provide guidance to constituents at international as well as country level.

Global sectoral meetings for 2020-21


  1. 13th Session of the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART)

    1 - 5 October 2018

  2. Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Terms and Conditions in Tertiary Education

    18 - 20 September 2018

    The purpose of the Forum was to examine employment terms and conditions, professional rights and social dialogue mechanisms, including collective bargaining and collegial governance in tertiary education, with the aim of adopting points of consensus, including recommendations for future action by the International Labour Organization and its Members.

  3. Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work in Public Emergency Services

    16 - 20 April 2018

  4. Meeting of Experts to adopt a Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Shipbuilding and ship repair

    22 - 26 January 2018


  1. Meeting of Experts on Safety and Health in Opencast Mines

    16 - 20 October 2017

  2. Tripartite Meeting on issues relating to Migrant Fishers

    18 - 22 September 2017

  3. Sub-Saharan African Tripartite Workshop on Occupational Safety and Health in the Oil and Gas Industry

    17 - 18 May 2017

  4. Tripartite Meeting on Improving Employment and Working Conditions in Health Services

    24 - 28 April 2017

  5. Meeting of Experts to adopt Guidelines on Decent Work and Socially Responsible Tourism

    20 - 24 February 2017


  1. Meeting of Experts to Adopt a Revised Code of Practice on Safety and Health in Ports

    21 - 30 November 2016