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)

May 2020

  1. Training Course. Multinational enterprises, development and decent work: the approach of the ILO MNE Declaration

    11 May - 15 February 2020

    The ILO’s Multinational Enterprises Declaration clarifies the roles and responsibilities of governments and enterprises in relation to decent work. In this course, participants learn how they can help boost workers’ rights, improve skills development, and support small and medium-sized enterprises.

February 2020

  1. Recognising contributions of migrant workers: Strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka

    25 February 2020

    An event to recognise the contributions of migrant workers and to emphasise the need to strengthen safe labour migration processes will be held in Colombo on 25th February 2020.

  2. Stakeholders Forum: UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia

    18 - 19 February 2020

    The ILO gathered national stakeholders and key partners to discuss priorities and strategies for more productive and equitable skills and TVET systems under the UK Prosperity Fund Skills Programme for South-East Asia Project.

January 2020

  1. ILO holds 1st STEM for Workforce Readiness Technical Working Group Meeting

    30 January 2020

    The International Labour Organization held the 1st Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for Workforce Readiness and Development Technical Working Group Meeting.

  2. Launch of the Code of Conduct for Private Recruitment Agencies in Cambodia

    29 January 2020

  3. Local knowledge sharing on Watershed Management

    24 January 2020

    Dissemination of knowledge products for mainstreaming disaster resilience into national and rural development.

  4. ILO supports National Skills Development Authority to review National Skills Policy

    8 January 2020 - 31 January 2021

    National Skills Development Authority (NSDA), with the technical and financial support from ILO’s Skills 21 project, will conduct a review and updating of the NSDP 2011. The review process will be inclusive, participatory and reflecting the views and recommendations of the stakeholders.

  5. Paving the Way to Ratification of C189 Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    7 January 2020

    A national consultation on the road map to ratify the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189).

  6. Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) Workshop on In Business Soft Skills Training with Industry Associations

    7 - 8 January 2020

    The workshop seeks to introduce industry associations to the In Business Soft Skills Training and the different methodologies on peer facilitated trainings for women in STEM-related occupations.

December 2019

  1. Sector-Wide Integrated Framework for TVET (SWIFT): Synergies in Skills Development

    18 December 2019

    ILO’s European Union-funded project Skills 21 has taken an initiative to create a Sector Wide Approach for the TVET sector for Skills Development.

  2. National Dialogue -- The Future of Digital and Distance Learning: Accelerating The Use of Technology to Deliver Quality Skills Development in Rural Areas

    18 December 2019

    The event will further discuss about the future of digital and distance learning in Indonesia.

  3. International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day

    17 - 18 December 2019

    The International Conference to Commemorate International Migrants Day will be held on 17-18 December 2019 at the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. Bangladesh Technical Education Board(BTEB) in collaboration with ILO Bangladesh and ILO Afghanistan trained Afghan TVET practitioners

    14 December 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) considers Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) as a significant component in economic development and employment creation.

  5. Myanmar: Agrobusiness Forum 2019

    12 December 2019

    With the common objective of promoting sustainability, inclusivity, productivity and competitiveness in the agriculture sector, EuroCham Myanmar (EuroCham), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) are collaborating in convening the Agrobusiness Forum 2019, focused on promoting good agricultural practices and responsible supply chain management among agrobusinesses operating in Myanmar.

  6. Promoting Decent work for invisible workers in South Asia National Consultation

    12 December 2019

    Sri Lanka national consultation on home based and informal workers in global supply chains

  7. Regional experts meeting on the future of STEM education and training in TVETs in Southeast Asia

    11 - 12 December 2019

    The ILO through its Women in STEM Programme gathered TVET experts and representatives’ of government from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia to discuss the integration of STEM skills into TVET education and training in Southeast Asia

  8. National Work-Plan for Trade Unions in Sri Lanka

    9 - 10 December 2019

    Building a common platform and strengthening the collective voice of trade unions through joint actions in 2020

  9. Fair Recruitment of aspirant Migrant Workers and their Families in Sri Lanka

    8 - 10 December 2019

    Information and awareness on fair recruitment to aspiring migrant workers, their families and the wider community was provide by the National Trade Union Federation, in association with the ILO, through three one-day fairs in Sri Lanka, which brought national and local government officials, trade unions and migrant associations, as well as local civil society organisations.

  10. Bright Spots in Sri Lanka's Future of Work

    5 December 2019

    Knowledge sharing on two sectors of opportunity and challenge for Sri Lanka's labour force.

  11. National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme of Sri Lanka Validation Workshop

    3 December 2019

    Tripartite workshop convened by the Ministry of Labour to review and finalise the draft National Occupational Safety and Health Programme, with the technical assistance of the ILO in Colombo on 03 December 2019.

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