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.

2022

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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    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.

2021

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 109th Session of the International Labour Conference

    25 November - 11 December 2021

  7. '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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Webinar on Equal Opportunity and Treatment and Harassment

    11 November 2021

    The webinar is part of the CSR training being implemented by the RSCA project in collaboration with the Asian Institute of Management – Ramon V. Del Rosario Center for Corporate Citizenship

  11. Emergency employment, safety, and protection of displaced workers

    23 October 2021

    The ILO and DOLE have reached out to workers displaced by the COVID-19 pandemic through provision of emergency employment and personal protective equipment in Muntinlupa City.

  12. Review of the Voluntary Code of Good Practices on decent work in the banana industry

    20 October 2021

    Government, workers and employers from the banana industry in the Davao region had a dialogue to review and update the Voluntary Code of Good Practices (VCGP) to promote decent work amid the COVID-19 pandemic and changing demand of the global market.

  13. Construction Occupational Safety and Health Trainings for Safety Officers II and Loss Control Management (LCM) plus Hazards Identification, Risk Assessment Control (HIRAC) for Safety Officers III

    20 - 30 September 2021

    The ILO recognizes that the protection of the worker against sickness, disease and injury arising out of his "employment” as a fundamental element of social justice. Construction is known as high-risk type of work. It is all the more vital to ensure safe and healthy working environment through appreciation and implementation of the OSH programmes in the workplace.

  14. Dialogue on Corporate Social Responsibility/ Responsible Business Conduct in the Philippine coconut, pineapple and banana industries

    20 September 2021

    The ILO Responsible Supply Chains in Asia (RSCA) and the Employers Confederation of the Philippines hosted a dialogue with representatives of enterprises in the coconut, pineapple and banana industries, workers and relevant government officials.

  15. Strengthening employers’ capacity for enhanced social dialogue in the mining industry

    14 September - 8 October 2021

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Project on Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women held a meeting with the Employers’ Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Nickel Asia Corporation to discuss areas for collaboration and partnership with the aim to improve promotion and compliance on labour laws, occupational safety and health (OSH) and gender equality in the mining industry.

  16. Meeting with workers in the banana industry on ILO, UN international policy frameworks for due diligence

    10 September 2021

    Two ILO projects on “ Responsible Supply Chains in Asia” programme (RSCA), with support from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Union (EU); and the US DOL supported project on “Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women”(Rural Sectors’ Project) collaboratively held a meeting with the workers organisations in the banana industry via Zoom.

  17. Maritime high-level tripartite dialogue

    26 August 2021

    The House of Representatives in the Philippines through the House Committee on Overseas Workers Affair in collaboration with the ILO will hold a high-level dialogue between national and international maritime stakeholders on the crew change crisis, and the impact of COVID-19 on seafarers.