Events and meetings

One of ACTRAV’s main events is the bi-annual International Workers’ Symposium. This is a meeting gathering trade unionists and other specialists from all over the world to discuss a given topic.

In addition ACTRAV organizes other events, meetings and workshops, both at headquarters and in the field, focusing on the areas of activities of the bureau.

ACTRAV is at the service of workers representatives as they participate in different meetings at the ILO. Colleagues do also assist in preparing case files that will help worker representatives develop their positions and arguments for the Annual Conference of the ILO, the Governing Body, regional and sectoral conferences and in the Office's various activities.

May 2015

  1. © Steve McCurry 2024

    ‘No one should work this way’ Preventing the abuse of domestic workers

    Photos taken by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry of abused domestic workers will be exhibited at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, during the month of May. In addition, a presentation and discussion on the abuse of domestic workers and what can be done to end it will take place on Thursday 7th May. Both events are open to the public.

April 2015

  1. Asia and Pacific Seminar on Wages and Productivity: Union Strategies for Wage Rise and Improved Living Standards

    The seminar, which was organised by the ILO’s Bureau for Worker Activities (ACTRAV) with the support of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU), was held in Phnom Penh from 27 to 29 April 2015, with 40 participants from 15 countries in Asia and the Pacific. The participants were welcomed by Noriyuki Suzuki (General Secretary, ITUC-AP), Chuanhua Wu (Director of Africa and Western Asia Division, International Department, ACFTU) and Athit Kong (Representative of the Cambodian trade union movement), as well as Tun Sophorn (National Coordinator, ILO Phnom Penh) and Pong-Sul Ahn (Senior Specialist on Workers Activities, ILO DWT).

  2. Independent evaluation of the ILO’s decent work country programmes, strategies and actions in the Caribbean (2010-15)

    The ILO is conducting an evaluation of the ILO’s decent work country programmes, strategies and actions in the Caribbean. The evaluation will be managed by the Evaluation Office in close coordination with the ILO DWT/CO-Port of Spain and the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (RO-Lima) DWT/CO- Port of Spain.

  3. Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy

    Global Labour University launches free Massive Open Online Course on Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy

  4. How can companies uphold freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining? - From principle to action

    This one hour webinar will look at what companies can do to improve the climate of labour-management relations, especially in countries without an adequate institutional and legal framework for recognizing trade unions and for collective bargaining. It will address challenges companies may face in their workplaces and in their communities of operations to realize freedom of association.

  5. Communication: Tools and skills for mobilizing and organizing workers

    This workshop aims to strengthen the technical skills and organizational capacities of unions in the Asia-Pacific region in terms of communication.

March 2015

  1. © Coco Masuda 2024

    Women and the Future of Work: Beijing+20 and Beyond

    The ILO celebrated International Women’s Day with a panel discussion on: “Women and the Future of Work: Beijing+20 and Beyond”.

  2. 9th ILO Caribbean Labour Ministers' Meeting - Decent Work for Sustainable Development

    The Meeting will address labour issues which are high on the agenda of the labour administrations within the region, with a particular focus on youth employment, green economy and the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda in the Caribbean

February 2015

  1. Union leaders learn collective bargaining skills

    A three-day workshop held in Dhaka 23-25 February 2015 brought together 39 such trainers from the National Coordination Committee for Workers Education (NCCWE) ready-made garment sector federations.

  2. Tripartite Meeting on the Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87) in relation to the right to strike and the modalities and practices of strike action at national level

January 2015

  1. Asian Regional Trade Unions Training on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs and Decent Work

    Organized by ITC –ACTRAV supported by GJ-ITC with GJ-A/P (ILO ROAP/DWT-Bangkok), 2-6 February 2015 at Bangkok, Thailand

  2. © Greg Younger 2024

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

    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.

  3. Application for Global Labour University Programmes in Germany, India and USA : Final Deadline

December 2014

  1. Trade Union Regional Workshop on Capacity Building of Domestic Workers Organizations and Elimination of Child Domestic Work

    The purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for trade unions, domestic workers’ organisations and other stakeholders to discuss and share innovative approaches to reduce child domestic work through the promotion of decent work for domestic workers.

November 2014

  1. Climate Change, Decent Work and the Rural Sector

  2. India: Campaign on the Promotion of Ratification of ILO Core Conventions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

October 2014

  1. Trade union unity and principles of freedom of association in Eastern Africa

    Freedom of association refers to the right of workers and employers to create and join organizations of their choice freely and without fear of reprisal or interference. This includes the right to establish and affiliate to confederations and international organizations. Linked to freedom of association is the right to collective bargaining, which allows workers to negotiate their working conditions freely with their employers.

  2. Nepal:Workers’ Mobilization for Policy Interventions

    The main objective of the conference is to draw attention of the Government of Nepal for protecting workers’ fundamental rights.

September 2014

  1. ACTRAV Symposium on the role of trade unions in the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the Asia- Pacific region

    35 Union leaders from 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific will participate in the Symposium to place greater emphasis on Occupational Safety and Health and promote collective bargaining in the region.

  2. Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries

    The Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Tripartite participants will discuss ways to address wages and working hours in the textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries.