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 2022-23


  1. Sectoral Meeting on Promoting Decent Work and Safety and Health in Forestry

    6 - 10 May 2019

  2. Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste (E-waste)

    9 - 11 April 2019

  3. Sectoral Meeting on the Recruitment and Retention of Seafarers and the Promotion of Opportunities for Women Seafarers

    25 February - 1 March 2019


  1. Global Dialogue Forum on Challenges for Decent and Productive Work arising from Digitalization in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries (Geneva, 10-12 December 2018)

    10 - 12 December 2018

  2. Subcommittee on Wages of Seafarers of the Joint Maritime Commission (November 2018)

    19 - 20 November 2018

  3. World Teachers' Day

    5 October 2018

    The ILO, in collaboration with UNESCO, is pleased to invite you to the first World Teachers' Day event held at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva. Coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART), the event will bring together the Geneva-based community to explore the labour dimensions of the World Teachers' Day theme - how the right to education means the right to a qualified teacher.

  4. 13th Session of the Joint ILO–UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART)

    1 - 5 October 2018

  5. 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.

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

    16 - 20 April 2018

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

    22 - 26 January 2018