Events and meetings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout Asia Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the regional Meetings Unit (Email us)

March 2022

  1. South-East Asia Skills Forum

    29 - 30 March 2022

    The virtual event will promote regional dialogue and collaboration on the development of effective policies and strategies for improving lifelong learning and skills development systems.

January 2022

  1. Launch of Report: Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    25 January 2022

    The study is anchored in the risk that migrants face due to climate change, further exacerbated by COVID-19 and its negative implications on the world of work in South Asian countries, especially in Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The study further explores innovative solutions by governments, businesses and civil society organizations to overcome these existing challenges. The report is scheduled for a virtual launch on 25 January 2022 from 3:00 – 4:30PM IST

  2. Building a mechanism of linkage and partnership for quality PES

    20 January 2022

    The second event of the Webinar Series on Public Employment Service (PES) and Its Linkage to Skills Development and Employment

  3. Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State Launch - Pre-departure handbook for Indians going to the European Union

    20 January 2022

    To enhance dissemination of the pre-departure information at the state level, a high-level launch event was organised in partnership with the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State Governments.

  4. Bilateral workshop of TVETs between Wuxi Institute of Technician of China and Preah Sihanouk Cambodia-China Friendship Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia

    14 January 2022

    Under the Skills Development Network through South-South Cooperation initiative, the ILO-China Partnership Programme convened on-line Workshop of Cooperation and Exchange between Wuxi Institute of Technician (WIT) and Preah Sihanouk Cambodia-China Friendship Polytechnic Institute (PCCFPI). A total of 19 representatives from WIT, PCCFPI, Sihanoukville Special Economic Zone (SSES), Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China attended the meeting. Participants agreed to discuss in more details of the cooperation at technical level and will draft the multilateral cooperation framework agreement.

  5. Bilateral workshops of TVETs between Baoshan Technician College of China and Vetsaphong Skill Development & Testing Center of Lao PDR

    11 January 2022

  6. Punjab State Launch - Pre-departure handbook for Indians going to the European Union

    6 January 2022

    To enhance dissemination of the pre-departure information at the state level, a high-level launch event was organised in partnership with the Punjab State Government.

  7. Bilateral workshops of TVETs between Dongguan Technician College of China and Lao Women Training Center of Lao PDR

    4 January 2022

December 2021

  1. Workshop on pilot training programme on carpentry and furniture

    30 December 2021

  2. ILO and DOLE Coordination Meeting on Super Typhoon Rai (Odette) Response

    28 December 2021

    In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Rai (Odette), the ILO and DOLE had a coordination meeting. As a follow-up, DOLE Secretary Bello requested ILO’s assistance on ground assessment including pre-typhoon situationer for proper intervention.

  3. It takes an average of 58 hours a week to earn less than 30 percent of the national average

    27 December 2021

    Informal employment has been an enduring social phenomenon in Mongolia. This report presents the results of the 2021 Informal Employment Survey for Mongolia, which was undertaken to understand the current state of informal employment in the country.

  4. Bilateral workshops of TVETs between Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College of China and National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia

    21 December 2021

    Under the Skills Development Network through South-South Cooperation initiative, the ILO-China Programme convened on-line Workshop of Cooperation and Exchange between National Polytechnic Institute of Cambodia (NPIC) and Guangzhou Industry and Trade Technician College (GZITTC) of China. A total of 17 representatives from GZITTC, NPIC, Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China, and ILO colleagues attended the meeting. Participants highlighted the needs of TVET development through South-South Cooperation.

  5. Online Discussion -- Maternity Leave and Benefit: Are Women Protected?

    20 December 2021

    With the support from the Government of Japan and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., the Social Protection Programme collaborates with Magdalene.co to conduct an online discussion on maternity benefit.

  6. Trade Union Discussion on Social Protection #5: The roles of trade unions in governance of social protection system

    15 December 2021

    Fifth session of the Webinar series "Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection"

  7. Annual Review of Thailand Decent Work Country Programme 2019 – 2021 on 15 – 16 December 2021

    15 - 16 December 2021

    The ILO’s tripartite constituents announced its consensus in extending the end date of the Thailand Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2019 – 2021 to end in December 2022 to be in line with national development plants, particularly the 12th National Economic and Social Development Plan (NESDP) for 2017-2021 (2022) and the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) 2017 – 2021 (2022). The participants discussed and reviewed the resulted achieved under the programme in 2021 with great success. They also discussed workplan for 2022 and suggested significant outcomes for the next Decent Work Country Programme.

  8. Bilateral workshops of TVETs on the Skills Development Network through South-South Cooperation

    14 December 2021 - 28 February 2022

  9. Third Stakeholders’ Consultation on the Reintegration Strategic Framework, National Action Plan and OFW (Overseas Filipino Worker) Reintegration Advisor and Referral Pathways

    14 December 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UN Women, through the Safe and Fair Programme, and the Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance (BRIDGE) Programme, co-organized the third Stakeholders’ Consultation on the Reintegration Strategic Framework, National Action Plan and OFW Reintegration Advisor and Referral Pathways on 14 December 2021, via Zoom.

  10. Soft Skill Training in Apprenticeship Program for Industry

    14 December 2021

    To increase understanding on holding soft skill session into apprenticeship program.

  11. Bilateral workshops of TVETs between Yunnan Technician College and Lao-Korea Skills Development Institute

    14 December 2021

  12. Press Conference on Media Competition and Award regarding COVID-19 and Occupational Safety and Health

    14 December 2021

    The press conference announces journalistic competition and award on OSH and COVID-19-related issues in the context of Indonesia

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