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.
Bangsamoro Labour Summit: Promotion of Social Justice through Proposed Legislation
6 - 7 July 2022
The Summit aims to provide a forum for soliciting workers perspectives on the Bangsamoro Labor and Employment Code of 2022 (BLEC) and the other four related proposed legislations, and to discuss representation of workers from both the private and public labour sectors in BARMM, including workers in the informal economy. The activity was in partnership with the International Labour Organization. The Associated Labor Unions-TUCP also gave support to the Summit. There were 185 participants in attendance during the two-day activity.
Hybrid publication launch and presentation of the ILO report: A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs
24 May 2022
The report of the ILO on “A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs” will be launched as a hybrid side event on 24 May 2022 conducted on site in the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and on an online platform via Zoom. The launch will be part of the seventy-eighth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).
High-level virtual discussion on acting together to build a positive safety and health culture
28 April 2022
The ILO hosted a high-level virtual discussion, exploring the topic of participation and social dialogue for creating a preventative safety and health culture.
World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022: Act together to build a positive safety and health culture
28 April 2022
Panel discussion on women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile settings
22 March 2022
The event was an opportunity to launch the ILO Guide “Gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world of work in fragile, conflict and disaster settings” and to engage in a global conversation with constituents, partner organizations and other stakeholders in the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus on how best to effectively mainstream gender equality and non-discrimination in the world of work faced by crisis and fragility in order to pave the way to more equal, peaceful and resilient societies.
Sub-regional Web Meeting on Skills & Human Resources Development (HRD) for Green Jobs and Greening Economies in Asia
22 - 23 March 2022
Thematic focus on green human resource development initiatives and green occupations in the Asian labour market.
IWD Webinar: Unlocking potential of women entrepreneurs: Provision of gender inclusive financial and business development services
8 March 2022
The webinar, organized by the ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme and the “Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19” Project, discussed the key role of financial and business development service providers in unlocking women entrepreneurs’ potential.
International Women’s Day 2022: Investing in care for all
8 March 2022
The ILO celebrates this year’s International Women’s Day by advocating for large-scale investments in a package of transformative care leave and services that benefit workers, children, families, businesses, societies and the planet.
Stakeholders’ consultation series on the Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) and the Philippine migration governance
3 March - 7 April 2022
The stakeholders’ consultation series is supported by the Safe and Fair Programme, the Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance: Philippines (BRIDGE), and the United Nations Network on Migration (Network) Philippines. The event will be conducted online every Thursday from 3 March until 7 April 2022, 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent directly to participants after registration.
BBJS Project Advisory Committee Mobilizes Interdisciplinary Knowledge Management System
24 February 2022
The Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project Advisory Committee (PAC), in its second meeting on 24 February 2022, agreed to set in motion three working groups. Co-chaired by DOLE Assistant Secretary Dominique Tutay and DICT Assistant Secretary Alvin Navarro. The PAC also noted and thanked the Government of Japan for the approval of the project’s no-cost extension and expansion of coverage to Metro Manila-based small and informal businesses affected by the pandemic.
Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery
22 - 24 February 2022
Organized by the ILO from 22-24 February, the Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery brought together online heads of State and Government, heads of international organizations and multilateral development banks, and employers’ and workers’ leaders from around the world to propose concrete actions and strengthen the international community’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.
DOLE Secretary Silvestre Bello III acknowledges the ILO Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project, as a Contributor to the National Employment Recovery Strategy of the Philippines
29 December 2021
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III formally acknowledges the Bringing Back Jobs Safely (BBJS) Project of the ILO, funded by the Government of Japan, as contributor to the National Employment Recovery Strategy (NERS) of the Philippines, issued through Executive Order 140 s. 2021.
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.
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.
ILO Consults Partners on a Baseline Study and Sectoral Assessment for the Rural Sectors in the Philippines
3 December 2021
The International Labour Organization (ILO) Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women conducted an online Inception Workshop to consult tripartite partners in the Philippines on the proposed methodology of the Project Baseline Study and Sectoral Assessments for the Rural Sectors.
Workshop on the Assessment of the Minimum Wage Policy Implementation
3 December 2021
The ILO and the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) held a workshop with Commissioners of NWPC, representatives of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards and distinguished officials from the Government to present and validate the findings on institutional capacities and outcomes of the minimum wage policy in the Philippines.
109th Session of the International Labour Conference
25 November - 11 December 2021
'Going digital with women entrepreneurs in South-East Asia' with the ILO, ITCILO and Google Primer
17 November 2021
The ILO Rebuilding Better Project is hosting a combined launch event and workshop for women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The event will equip women business owners who are looking to optimize their online presence with new skills, while officially launching three new ITCILO – Google Primer digital training programmes.
Forum on the Global Wage Report 2020-21 and Social Protection for Platform Workers and AWA/WFH
12 November 2021
The ILO and the National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) held a forum with Commissioners of NWPC, representatives of the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards and distinguished officials from the Government to present ILO Global Wage Report 2020-21 and key social protection global trends in the platform economy.
Briefing on promoting labour laws compliance, OSH and gender in the fishing industry
11 November 2021
The ILO Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women, briefed the Fishing Industry Tripartite Council (Fishing ITC) in Region XII on the project background, target outcomes, strategies and upcoming activities of the Project for the ITC in the region.