Events, meetings and trainings
The ILO Country Office for the Philippines organizes and takes part in a number of events and meetings. Below is a list of upcoming and past events. Any queries should be sent to the office by email.
Managing the Inspectorate for Strategic Labour Laws Compliance Executive Course
3 October 2018 - 5 October 2017
Regional managers of DOLE gained better understanding on legal and technical aspects of labour inspection to help improve quality, consistency and policy coherence of decisions and enforcement powers. With the support of the ILO USDOL Project on Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate, the course further contributed to strategically managing the labour inspectorate for improved labour laws compliance, based on inspection data and labour market information.
5th National Artisanal Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) Summit
27 - 28 September 2018
The International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with Ban Toxics will hold a national ASGM summit that will bring together local stakeholders on ASGM in the Philippines. The event will include a study launch, presentations and discussions on ASGM and the gold supply chain and will highlight the voices of child labourers and miners.
Seminar/Workshop on DOLE's Department Order No 183-2019 (Labour Inspection Mechanism) and Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining (FoACB) Towards Protecting the Workers' Security of Tenure and Strengthening the Trade Unions Campaign against Labour-only Contracting: Documentation Report
10 September 2018
Presently. on top of DOLE's labour agenda is protecting the workers' security of tenure and strengthening the campaign against labour-only contracting. It is expected that Department Order 183-2017 will strengthen the implementation of DO 174-2017 or "Rules Implementing Articles 106 to 109 of the Labor Code as amended" issued by the DOLE on March 16, 2017 which aims to end the practice of illegal labour-only contracting in the workplaces.
Tripartite Stakeholders Joint Workshop on Trade and Employment Policy-Making
7 September 2018
With support from the EU-funded ILO STRENGTHEN project, tripartite stakeholders gathered on 07 September 2018 for the first installment of a workshop series seeking to enhance their capacity to understand the linkages between trade and employment, particularly those concerning priority sectors in the Philippine Export Development Plan (PEDP) 2018 – 2022.
Philippines National Tripartite Preparatory Workshop for The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour
4 September 2018
National Tripartite Preparatory Workshop for The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour will be held in several ASEAN Member States (AMS) to take stock on the progress of stakeholders in implementing the previous AFML recommendations and to discuss the themes of the 11th AFML. Organization of these preparatory workshops is supported by the TRIANGLE in ASEAN. TRIANGLE in ASEAN (2015-2025) is a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Global Affairs Canada, and the ILO.
Visayas and Mindanao island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards
1 - 2 August 2018
With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Visayas and Mindanao aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
South-South Expert Knowledge Sharing Forum on Policy Innovations and Lessons Learned on Enterprise Formalization
16 - 18 July 2018
The Forum aims to support the Philippines to achieve decent work through enterprise formalization by further empowering policymakers and informal economy leaders to design and implement an appropriate policy mix. The three-day Forum will bring together around 30 high level policy makers and expert from the Philippines with experts from the Global South (Brazil, Chile, India and Uruguay) and ILO Specialists.
Transition from informal to formal economy: Awareness raising on R204 towards designing an integrated policy framework in the Philippines
11 - 13 July 2018
The efforts to facilitate formalization of the informal economy has been accelerating across the globe bolstered with the historic adoption of Recommendation 204 Concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy Recommendation (R204) which was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 104th Session in 2015. With the launch of the SDGs, the interests are growing to support more than 60 per cent of the world’s workforce operating in the informal economy through transition to formality. The notion that economic growth, while a necessary condition, is insufficient to reduce informality, is widespread in the debates of post-global financial crisis, and most recently in the context of the fourth industrial revolution including in the Future of Work dialogue hosted by the ILO.
Enhancing Competencies on General OSH Inspection Training for Labour Inspectors
11 - 12 July 2018
The ILO SafeYouth@Work Project, in cooperation with the Department of Labor and Employment, held the first of a series of training courses aimed at enhancing competencies of labour inspectors to enforce occupational safety and health (OSH) laws and regulations.
The 4th Regional Skills Technical Working Group (RSTWG) Meeting
10 - 11 July 2018
The meeting aims to facilitate greater understanding of the evolving context of the mutual recognition of skills (MRS) implementation, sharing of experience in the strengthening of legislative framework and institutional capacity and arrangements of the MRS and discussion on the next steps for taking the MRS forward, including the pilot implementation.
Capacity building on occupational safety and health for tripartite councils - government, employers and workers in Mindanao
27 - 29 June 2018
Recognizing the critical role of tripartite councils - government, employers and workers, in increasing awareness on OSH at the regional and sectoral levels, the SafeYouth@Project, in cooperation with the DOLE particularly the OSHC, BLR and BWC gathered 34 tripartite representatives including those from the youth sector to the Mindanao-leg of the training on OSH promotion.
Training-Workshop on the Promotion of OSH Advocacy among Youth Organizations
20 - 22 June 2018
The ILO SafeYouth@Work brought youth champions to strengthen their capacity to advocate and to implement OSH. The training is linked with the Philippine government’s vision of one million advocates for OSH.
Training for Labour Inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao on Advancing Competencies on Core Labour Inspection Functions
18 - 22 June 2018
The ILO in partnership with the Department of Labor and Employment will hold a training for labour inspectors from Visayas and Mindanao to enhance competencies and to promote quality inspection.
Women in STEM Soft Skills Training – DICT
11 - 13 June 2018
For the first run of the In Business training in the Philippines, the Department of Information and Communication Technology, in cooperation with the ILO Women in STEM Programme, conducted an orientation of soft skills training modules for women supervisory level and managerial employees.
5 - 6 June 2018
5 - 6 June 2018
Trade Union Workshop on Just Transition Guidelines of ILO for Sustainable Economies and Societies for All: Trade Union Agenda and Proposals for Social Dialogue in Mining Sector
5 - 6 June 2018
The training workshop is aimed at building technical capacities of workers’ organizations in the Philippines on “Just Transition Guidelines of ILO for Sustainable Economies & Societies for All: Trade Union agenda and proposals for social dialogue in mining sector”.
Labour Standards and Trade: A Discussion on Decent Work and Sustainable Trade in Philippine Value Chains
5 June 2018
A forum organized by International Labour Organization together with the EU-Philippines Business Network and the EU Delegation. It aims to highlight mutual gains of businesses and labour in being part of global value chains that follow international standards.
Luzon island-wide tripartite consultations and workshop on the proposed amendments of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Standards
29 - 30 May 2018
With support from the SafeYouth@Work Project, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) convenes workers, employers and safety practitioners in a series of island-wide tripartite consultations in Luzon aimed at gathering stakeholder inputs to the proposed revisions to the Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHS).
Generation Safe and Healthy Children’s Summit
29 - 30 May 2018
The ILO Caring Gold Project, funded by the United States Department of Labor, will bring the World Day against Child Labour in Camarines Norte to address child labour and to promote decent work, including occupational safety and health in small-scale gold mines. Over 250 children, parents and partners will join the campaign and children’s summit.