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 2017

  1. Regional Workshop on Consultation, Co-operation and Collective Bargaining in the Garment Sector in Asia

    15 - 16 March 2017

    The ILO’s Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains (LSGSC) project and the GIZ-implemented Social and Labour Standards in the Textile and Garment Sector in Asia (SLSG) Project will host a two-day workshop on consultation, co-operation, and collective bargaining in the garment sector in Asia. The workshop will be held in Bangkok on March 15-16, 2017.

  2. The Meeting for the Development of the Workplan to Implement the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) - Malaysia Trade Union Congress (MTUC) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    14 - 17 March 2017

    The MOU aims on increasing protection of Vietnamese migrant workers in Malaysia

February 2017

  1. ILO Preparatory Regional Meeting of Labour Statisticians for the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians

    28 February - 2 March 2017

    The meeting forms part of the activities that the ILO is organizing to promote the review of the International Classification of Status in Employment (ICSE-93) and replace it with a suite of standards for statistics on work relationships. The outcome of this review process, a new set of draft statistical standards, will be presented for discussion and possible adoption as a resolution at the 20th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (ICLS) in 2018. The main purpose of this Preparatory Regional Meeting is to bring the technical discussion to countries in Asia and the Pacific. Similar consultations will take place in other regions of the world.

  2. Workshop on reviewing the implementation of decrees on labour-related violations sanctions

    22 February 2017

    The event focuses on occupational safety and health issues and is an activity of the SafeYouth@Work project.

  3. Communications: Organizing and Mobilizing Workers

    16 - 18 February 2017

    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.

  4. Training of Labour Inspectors on Effective Labour Inspection in Sindh Province

    14 - 16 February 2017

    This three days training event envisage to build the technical capacity of the Labour Inspectors of Sindh province.

  5. Tripartite Working Group Meeting on Trade and Employment

    13 February 2017

    The ILO’s STRENGTHEN Project has convened government, employers’ and workers’ representatives to discuss trade and employment and to provide updates on the project status and progress in the Philippines.

  6. Project launching workshop - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour

    13 February 2017

    The workshop aims to share and highlight on the importance of the ILO Forced Labour Protocol, P29 and project activities in the global and national level.

  7. Three days’ Workshop on improving the compliance & reporting of Core Labour Standards

    8 February - 10 January 2017

    ILO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and with the financial assistance of European Union organized a tri-partite plus consultation workshop to contribute to greater understanding of international labour standards and also support evolving a national action plan to strengthen compliance and reporting of core international labour standards

  8. Course on Employment Policies: Moving from Fragility to Resistance, tailored for Afghanistan

    6 February - 22 August 2017

    The course, composed of 8 one-week module, aims at building capacities among government officials, social partners and other relevant stakeholders on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of effective National Employment Policies and other related subjects.

  9. Technical Discussion on strengthening implementation of Bonded Labour System (Abolition) Act and inter-state Migrant Workmen Act

    2 - 3 February 2017

    To discuss mechanisms for strengthening implementation of Bonded Labour and Inter-State Migrant Workmen Act with select Indian states.

January 2017

  1. Training on Donor Committee for Enterprise Development (DCED) Monitoring and Results Measurement

    31 January - 3 February 2017

    The training will assist the grantees of the Project to enhance knowledge and help them to improve their monitoring and reporting system.

  2. Annual Review Meeting and Planning Workshop - Strengthening the National Transport Programme (SNRTP) in Pokhara from 24 to 25 January and Sauraha from 27 to 28 January 2017

    24 - 28 January 2017

    This is an annual review, progress, best practices, sharing and discussion of issues and future planning of the Project for both Eastern and Western Clusters.

  3. ILO/Japan Regional Workshop on Sectoral Approaches to Skills for Green Jobs

    24 - 25 January 2017

    This Regional Workshop is designed to provide opportunities for productive exchange of information and knowledge on integrating skills for green jobs in the selected sectoral priorities. The Workshop will promote social dialogue for sharing of participating countries’ experiences in their selected sectoral priorities. It will also discuss on identification of training and other active labour market programme to avoid displacements, skills and occupational needs in the proposed sectors and integrating green technology components in skill standards development for the identified sector.

  4. What is #FutureOfWork? - A joint event by ILO and Youth Ki Awaaz

    21 January 2017

    From entrepreneurship, working conditions to women at workforce – what challenges do the young Indians face in their work lives?

  5. The second Meeting of the SafeYouth@Work Project Steering Committee in Viet Nam

    18 January 2017

    The Project Steering Committee (PSC) is a group of the key tripartite partners and stakeholders responsible for providing guidance on the implementation of the SafeYouth@Work project. The Second Project Steering Committee Meeting of SafeYouth@Work is to be held on 18 Jan 2017 in Ha Noi review the progress of the project and discuss project implementation in 2017.

  6. National Tripartite Consultation on Labour Legislation in Post-Devolution Scenario

    17 - 18 January 2017

    In backdrop of 18th Constitutional Amendment in Pakistan and devolution of ‘Labour’ as a subject to the Provincial Governments, all four Provincial Governments as well as some of the Regions & States have started a labour legislation process to provincialize all important labour laws. Different approaches were adopted for this purpose and each Province and Region is at a different level of completing this important process. In order to grasp the current situation of Provincial & Regional Labour Legislation, understanding the provincial priorities, and challenges in enforcement of Labour Laws, the 7th Federal Tripartite Consultative Committee (FTCC) meeting held on 24th November 2016, decided to organize a National Tripartite-plus Consultation. It is the first ever opportunity for the Federal and Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committee members to sit together and jointly review labour legislation process – and plan a way forward.

  7. Human Rights Defense International (HRDI) Conference on Indian Workers in the Gulf

    14 January 2017

    The Human Rights Defense International is an NGO that holds an annual conference which includes migration. The theme this year was Labour in the Gulf.

  8. Makiisa para sa #1MBatangMalaya: One with the children in ending child labour

    12 January 2017

    The ILO together with the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Department of Education, Department of Labor and Employment, Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program (4Ps) and BAN Toxics! will have a joint launch of different programmes and tools to address child labour.

  9. Meeting of SCORE Project Senior Trainers in India

    9 - 10 January 2017

    The ILO's Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) programme organized a meeting of SCORE Senior Trainers.

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