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. 11th session of the Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Application of the Recommendations concerning Teaching Personnel (CEART)

    8 - 12 October 2012

  2. Global Dialogue Forum on Conditions of Personnel in Early Childhood Education

    22 - 23 February 2012


  1. Tripartite Meeting of Experts for the Review and Adoption of ILO Guidelines on Training in the Port Sector

    21 - 25 November 2011

  2. Tripartite Meeting on Promoting Social Dialogue on Restructuring and its Effects on Employment in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries

    24 - 27 October 2011

  3. Global Dialogue Forum on the Role of Private Employment Agencies in Promoting Decent Work and Improving the Functioning of Labour Markets in Private Services Sectors

    18 - 19 October 2011

  4. Seminar on Sustainable Development in Postal Services in African countries

    26 - 28 September 2011

    Organized by the Universal Postal Union, Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) and La Poste (France), in cooperation with UNI Global Union and the ILO (Yaoundé and SECTOR).

  5. Joint ILO/IMO Working Group on Medical Fitness Examinations of Seafarers and Ships’ Medicine Chest

    26 - 30 September 2011

  6. Global Dialogue Forum on the Needs of Older Workers in relation to Changing Work Processes and the Working Environment in Retail Commerce

    21 - 22 September 2011

  7. Workshop on the Code of Practice on Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture

    11 - 13 July 2011

  8. Subcommittee on Wages of Seafarers of the Joint Maritime Commission (April 2011)

    26 - 27 April 2011

    Seafarers’ Wages, Hours of Work and the Manning of Ships Recommendation, 1996 (No. 187): The updating of the basic wage of able seafarers