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)

April 2019

  1. ILO invites you to a 24-hour Global Tour to celebrate its Centenary

    11 April 2019

    From the time the first event begins until the last one ends, the Centenary global online tour will showcase the ILO over 24 hours, across four continents.

February 2019

  1. Interactive panel discussions on socially responsible business practices in Thailand

    28 February 2019

    The ILO is holding a stakeholders’ engagement event in Bangkok on decent work for sustainable enterprises in global supply chains. The forum will present the ILO-EU-OECD project "Responsible Supply Chains in Asia" to the public, engage with relevant partners and stakeholders, as well as initiate the discussion on the labour dimension of Corporate Social Responsibility/Responsible Business Conduct and share practical tools in managing decent work in supply chains.

  2. UN International Day for Women and Girls in Science: Filipina STEM Leaders Forum

    22 February 2019

    This Forum seeks to highlight the importance of promoting STEM careers among women and girls and to inspire women in the workplace to flourish and advance in their respective fields.

  3. ASGM Technical Working Group Consultation and Planning Workshop

    12 - 14 February 2019

    The artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector will have a consultation meeting to assess the present state of ASGM operations in the country, toward recommending legislative changes to address its issues and concerns, and formulating a medium-term National Action Plan to ensure a sustainable response.

  4. Market Place Entrepreneurship Training for Indonesian and Refugee Youth

    12 February 2019

    ILO and UNHCR are embarking on a valuable and strong partnership to pilot a livelihood training in 2018, with a potential, depending on the outcome and the evaluation, the pilot project to be turned in to a regular program for the next years ahead.

  5. ILO-CARING Gold Mining Project Communication Strategies Workshop

    11 February 2019

    Key partners of the ILO-CARING Gold Mining Project will meet to discuss and look into potential information and communication strategies to contribute to the improvement of the knowledge, attitude and practices of the Project's target ASGM populations and stakeholders. Inputs from this consultation meeting and workshop will be used substantially in developing the Project's Strategic Communication and Advocacy Plan.

  6. Symposium Commemorating the ILO Centenary (2/1)

    1 February 2019

January 2019

  1. Stakeholder’s Workshop- State of National Qualification Framework for Higher Education and Vocational Skills in Pakistan

    30 January 2019

    The ILO under its project “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration” (REFRAME), funded by European Union will organize stakeholder’s workshop to present the key findings of an Assessment study “State of National Qualification Frameworks for higher education and vocational skills.

  2. Workshop with trade unions and membership-based organizations on informal economy and home-based workers

    30 - 31 January 2019

    A workshop for central trade unions and membership-based institutions to discuss issues and challenges related to informal economy workers in lower tiers of global supply chains, including home workers and other home-based workers.

  3. Youth4OSH Web Portal Training/Workshop

    30 - 31 January 2019

    The Youth4OSH web portal was developed to serve as an online platform for stakeholders in pilot Southeast Asian countries to contribute and share information and resources on the youth and occupational safety and health concerns in their respective countries.

  4. One Day Workshop on Development of Indonesia National Occupational Safety and Health Programme 2019 – 2024

    23 January 2019

    Indonesia has a long history on OSH, and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through its Ministry of Manpower, along with the social partners (employers’ associations and trade unions) and other key OSH stakeholders are committed to improving and implementing safety culture.

  5. Official launch of the ILO Centenary

    22 January - 31 December 2019

    At 16:00 Geneva time (15:00 GMT) a ceremony formally launching the 100th anniversary celebrations will be held in the “colonnades” hall of the ILO headquarters.

  6. Launch of Global Commission report on the Future of Work

    22 January - 31 December 2019

    The report launch on 22nd January 2019 marks the official start of the ILO Centenary year, which will be celebrated in a series of global, regional and national events. ​

  7. ‘New Trends in Social Security’

    21 - 22 January 2019

    On the request of the Employees Trust Fund Board (ETFB), the ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and Maldives will conduct a training programme for officials of the ETFB between 21-22 January 2019, which will focus on social security reforms in India; extending social security to organised and unorganised workers in India; and learning from those experiences.

  8. OSH Consultative Meeting

    16 January 2019

    Indonesia has a long history on OSH, and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia through its Ministry of Manpower, along with the social partners (employers’ associations and trade unions) and other key OSH stakeholders are committed to improving and implementing safety culture.

  9. Greater Mekong Sub-regional Meeting on Road Freight Transport Safety

    15 - 17 January 2019

    The purpose of the meeting is for tripartite constituents to discuss road safety practices and the most common decent work deficits in the road freight transport sector, with a view to adopting recommendations aimed at the improvement of working conditions of (truck) drivers and the promotion of decent work.

  10. Project Orientation Meeting on National Occupational Safety and Health Council and Protection of Young Workers

    9 January 2019

    In recent years the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), together with the social partners, has focused on strengthening the national OSH system, including building awareness and capacity to improve OSH compliance especially for young people and at SMEs.

  11. Tripartite Study Tour from Cambodia to South Africa on Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining

    7 January 2019

    A Tripartite Study Tour from Cambodia to South Africa on Industrial Relations and Collective Bargaining was organized jointly by ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project and Cambodia’s Arbitration Council in November 2018.

December 2018

  1. Inception workshop ‘Promoting fundamental principles and rights at work in the cotton supply chain in India’

    20 December 2018

    ILO constituents and critical stakeholders come together to discuss project objectives and refine implementation strategies.

  2. Preliminary Consultation Meeting on Gender-Responsiveness Guidelines Required for Tripartite Plus

    19 December 2018

    The meeting is aimed to facilitate dialogue and knowledge sharing by tripartite plus on the current practices, challenges and lesson learned on the gender mainstreaming in labour migration policies and programme.

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