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.

July 2017

  1. The Future of Work We Want: Workers’ perspective in South-East Asia and the Pacific

    The conference will bring together workers’ leaders, voices from academia, governments and employers from across the region to discuss the profound transformations and challenges faced by the world of work today and in the future.

May 2017

  1. Regional Seminar for Strengthening Governance in Global Supply Chains by Promoting Global Framework Agreements and Other instruments

    Global supply chains have contributed to economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction and entrepreneurship and can contribute to a transition from the informal to the formal economy. They can create opportunities for suppliers to move to higher value products and enabled workers to access to high skilled employment with better working conditions and higher pay.

  2. Towards Activating Strategy of Social Dialogue in Egypt

    The conference this year will activate a national strategy of the social dialogue in Egypt for mainstreaming the social dialogue policies in the agenda of the social partners and developing the existing institutions for ensuring their vitality and sustainability.

  3. Youth Rights at Work: Towards Safe and Inclusive Work Environment

    25 youth will participate in the Training of Trainers (TOT) organised by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV) in cooperation with WHO, UNICEF, UNAIDS and UNFPA. This training will focus on the different pillars of decent work including gender, inclusiveness, occupational health and safety as well as the principles of adult education. The aim of the training is to train and provide the trainees with the designed training package for pilot implementation within their communities and networks.

  4. Conference on Trade Union Actions on Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities

    This conference serves to address trade union actions on disability in multi-sectoral forum. As well as disseminating research and raising awareness on inclusion of persons with disabilities and the relation between this and decent work, the conference will also identify ways forward for both trade unions and the ILO itself. Working together across ILO units (including ACTRAV and GED), the conference will also closely engage the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Global Union Federations in design and execution.

April 2017

  1. Third Meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    The third meeting of the Special Tripartite Committee established by the Governing Body in accordance with Article XIII of the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006) will take place at the ILO in Geneva from 23 to 27 April 2018.

March 2017

  1. Side event on Freedoms of association and peaceful assembly in the workplace

    The side event will take place during the ​​​​​​​​​​34th session of the Human Rights Council, 27 February to 24 March 2017

February 2017

  1. Communications: Organizing and Mobilizing Workers

    The ILO will hold a training workshop to help strengthen communication skills of workers organizations to enhance their capacity on using various channels to mobilize and organize workers.

  2. 5th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network: Future of Work

January 2017

  1. Inter-regional Conference on Communication Strategies to Strengthen Trade Unions

    Communication officials and trade union activists from Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Arab States, Europe and the Americas are to meet in Geneva from 6th to 8th February 2017 to discuss communication challenges and strategies for strengthening trade unions.

September 2016

  1. Trade Union Regional Meeting on Collective Bargaining and Gender clauses

    35 Trade Unions leaders from all the region will attend this meeting from 20 to 24 September 2016.The meeting is organized by the ILO’s Bureau for Workers ‘Activities (ACTRAV), in coordination with the International Training Center (ITC) Turin and the Trade Union Confederation of Americas (TUCA). In the framework of this activity a bipartite project on equal salary will be signed by the Government of Chile and Trade Unions from public sector.

  2. Training of Trainers on Evidence-Based Collective Bargaining

    Garment is one of the priority industries for employment creation in Indonesia, along with other labour intensive industries, including textile, footwear, electronic industries, and infrastructure projects. Contributing around 10-12 percent of employment, garment is among the top five contributors to employment in manufacturing sector.

August 2016

  1. Organizing and Decent Work for Domestic Workers and Elimination of Child Labour in Domestic Work

    Domestic work is one of the largest sectors of informal sector work in urban areas in Asian countries and an important source of employment of migrant workers, predominantly women and children. Globally, one in every 13 female wage worker is employed in domestic work. Developing countries in Asia are a major source of international migrants working as domestics both within Asia and beyond.

July 2016

  1. ILO Regional Seminar on the Role of Trade Unions in Facilitating the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    The seminar invites around 42 participants, including 30 persons from trade unions in South Asia and ACFTU in China as a donor organisation, as well as 12 resource persons

June 2016

  1. Trade Union Workshop on Sustainable Development, Green Jobs and Decent Work in Indonesia

    This initial training workshop is aimed at providing an overview and common understanding among key trade union representatives in Indonesia, on the concepts of ‘Sustainable Development, Inclusive Growth, Green Jobs & relevance of Decent Work mechanisms to achieving these.

  2. Webinar: Outcomes of the 105th Session of the ILC

    A 1.5 hour webinar in which members of the DWT of the ILO Office for the Caribbean will share the main objectives of each of the Reports and the Outcomes produced by the respective Committees.

March 2016

  1. Panel discussion: “Addressing the labour market impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people”

    The ILO's Governing Body held a high-level panel with heads of relevant international organizations to share their views on the impacts of refugees and other forcibly displaced people on host societies and their labour markets, and to explore ways of enhancing the ILO’s role and inter-agency cooperation.

February 2016

  1. Conference on Indonesia’s Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals: Toward Decent Work for All

    Two-day Conference demonstrating the commitment and responses of Indonesia to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Conference will be attended by key Indonesian labour actors and will be facilitated by ILO's experts and specialists.

January 2016

  1. Global Labour University Masters’ Programmes and Online Course

December 2015

  1. Workers’ Symposium on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains

    Trade union representatives, senior ILO officials and experts from Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, and the Arab regions will attend the symposium to discuss and agree on how best to promote Decent work in the Global Supply Chains.