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. Event to mark World Water Day 2016 and launch the World Water Development Report

    22 March 2016

    The official World Water Day event for 2016 was held in Geneva, at the ILO headquarters. It had been convened on behalf of UN-Water under the theme of “Water and Jobs” and saw the launch of the UN World Water Development Report on the issue.

  2. Ad Hoc Tripartite Maritime Committee for the amendment of the Searfarers' Identity Documents Convention (Revised), 2003 (No. 185)

    10 - 12 February 2016

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    Tripartite Sectoral Meeting on Occupational Safety and Health and Skills in the Oil and Gas Industry Operating in Polar and Subarctic Climate Zones of the Northern Hemisphere

    26 - 29 January 2016


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    Global Dialogue Forum on Good Practices and Challenges in Promoting Decent Work in Construction and Infrastructure Projects

    19 - 20 November 2015

    The purpose of the Forum was for tripartite constituents to highlight good practices in promoting decent work in a selected number of areas, including in large-scale infrastructure projects such as mega sports events.

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    Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Relationships in Telecommunications Services and in the Call Centre Industry

    27 - 28 October 2015

    The purpose of the Forum was for tripartite constituents to discuss employment relationships in telecommunications services and in the call centre industry.

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    Tripartite Sectoral Meeting on Safety and Health in the Road Transport Sector

    12 - 16 October 2015

    Government, employer and worker representatives met at ILO headquarters in Geneva to discuss priority safety and health issues in both passenger and freight road transport.

  4. Meeting of Experts to Adopt Flag State Guidelines for the Implementation of the Work in Fishing Convention

    21 - 25 September 2015

  5. Global Dialogue Forum on Employment Relationships in Retail Commerce: Their impact on Decent Work and Competitiveness

    22 - 23 April 2015

    The tripartite participants discussed how the diversification of employment relationships in retail commerce is impacting decent work and the competitiveness of the enterprises in the sector.

  6. 12th session of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART)

    20 - 24 April 2015


  1. Global Dialogue Forum on the Adaptability of Companies to Deal with Fluctuating Demands and the Incidence of Temporary and Other Forms of Employment in Electronics

    9 - 11 December 2014