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.

2021

  1. ECOP, PHILWEN, ILO hold Diversity & Inclusion Committee National Launch

    12 August 2021

    In line with this commitment to help businesses create environments where all people can thrive, ECOP and PBCWE (through PhilWEN) have joined forces to launch the ECOP’s Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Committee.

  2. Launch of the Project on Improving Workers’ Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women

    11 August 2021

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), with support from the United States Department of Labor, held a virtual launch the new project on “ Improving Workers' Rights in the Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women”.

  3. Rebuilding Better: Building your Business with Canva for Women Entrepreneurs

    10 - 12 August 2021

    The ILO Rebuilding Better project is organizing three webinars in Thailand, Philippines and Malaysia with the graphic design platform Canva for women entrepreneurs to learn how they can improve their business online marketing and social media presence. The webinars will be followed by national competitions for participants to showcase their recently acquired graphic design skills.

  4. Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    16 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.

  5. Asia-Pacific Climate Week - ASEAN Green Jobs Policy Readiness Report Launch

    9 July 2021

    As part of Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2021, this event will officially launch the Regional Study on Green Jobs Policy Readiness in ASEAN, which was discussed during the 2020 ASEAN Inter-Ministerial Forum on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Promoting Green Jobs for Equity and Inclusive Growth in ASEAN Community, and provide an opportunity to highlight the key findings and implications of the report for ASEAN member states as well as other partners throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  6. Just Transition: Cases and learnings on inclusion and ambition

    6 July 2021

    More and more countries, jurisdictions, and companies are now debating, adopting, and implementing climate targets, including net-zero mid-century commitments, and within these specific coal phase out targets and de facto coal reduction targets. The Just Transition is a crucial building block for meeting these targets through the energy transition. Although the circumstances for Just Transition vary in each country, there are many common questions and opportunities to share learning. This workshop will present the up-to-date plans and learning from key case studies of Just Transition in some first mover countries: Germany, Poland, South Africa, the Philippines, and Australia, focusing on cross-cutting insights from these case studies.

  7. Field test of the training manual on child labour, its laws, policies and programmes in the Philippines

    5 - 7 July 2021

    The first Field Test of the Training Manual is part of the technical assistance extended by ILO to help address the capacity-building needs of the Ministry of Labor and Employment in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOLE-BARMM). The activity is designed to train MOLE’s labor inspectors and key technical staff to gain deeper technical understanding of child labour and to enable the ministry to better respond and address child labour issues in BARMM..

  8. New water system built by indigenous peoples in Rifao

    22 June 2021

    Rifao with 100 per cent indigenous peoples population now have access to clean and safe water built by the Teduray tribe under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project, which will benefit households, schools and indigenous communities.

  9. Handover of water system built by indigenous peoples in Looy

    21 June 2021

    Households and schools will benefit from a new water system built by Teduray, a group of indigenous peoples under ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan in Looy, South Upi, Maguindanao.

  10. Planning Session on Bipartite Workplace Social Dialogue Mechanisms in Selected Ecozones and Industries

    2 June 2021

    The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project organized a virtual Planning Session on Bipartite Workplace Social Dialogue Mechanisms in Selected Ecozones and Industries on 2 June 2021. The ILO organized the planning workshop intending to gather leaders and representatives from both the workers and trade unions and the employers and business groups to identify challenges and opportunities for bipartite workplace cooperation, especially ecozone locators and export-oriented micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in the garment, coconut, and sardine sectors.

  11. Consultation on the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) Labour Market Study

    31 May 2021

    The ILO with the support of the Australian Embassy in the Philippines will hold a research consultation, which aims to contribute to the regional development, including its focus on a responsive and transformative Bangsamoro education system and sustaining economic growth in the region.

  12. Regional webinar: Making South-East Asia skills and TVET systems future-ready: The role of skills anticipation systems in matching future skills needs in the labour market

    25 May 2021

    The online webinar aims to introduce representatives of government, employers’ and workers’ organizations and educational and training institutions to successful approaches towards skills anticipation and matching.

  13. Launch of the ILO and TESDA pilot training programme on domestic work

    24 May 2021

    The ILO FAIR Project and TESDA launched a pilot training programme on domestic work. Obtaining a National Certificate II (NCII) warrants the importance of a needs-based blended training to prepare Overseas Filipino Workers for skills assessment prior to deployment, and the work and life that await them abroad.

  14. Launch event: Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19

    18 May 2021

    This virtual event launched the new ILO-JPMorgan Chase Foundation ‘Rebuilding Better’ project, which will provide support services to women entrepreneurs in South-East Asia that have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  15. 109th Session of the International Labour Conference

    18 May - 19 June 2021

  16. ILO conducts labour rights orientation-seminar for Philippine Economic Zones Authority (PEZA) officials, staff and locators

    26 April 2021

    The Freedom of Association (FOA) Orientation for PEZA economic zone managers, staff and locators is part of ILO Country Office for the Philippine's (ILO CO-Manila) Trade for Decent Work Project. This project is supported by the ILO's RBSA donors from the governments of Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden. The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project in partnership with the PEZA, organized a virtual Orientation on FOA based on social dialogue for ecozone managers, staff and locators last 26 April 2021.

  17. ILO conducts labour rights orientation-seminar for Philippine Economic Zones Authority (PEZA) officials, staff and locators

    26 April 2021

    The Freedom of Association (FOA) Orientation for PEZA economic zone managers, staff and locators is part of ILO Country Office for the Philippine's (ILO CO-Manila) Trade for Decent Work Project, which is supported by the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission. The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project in partnership with the PEZA, organized a virtual Orientation on FOA based on social dialogue for ecozone managers, staff and locators last 26 April 2021.

  18. BRIDGE Project Inception Meeting

    8 April 2021

  19. Launch of new water system in Lanao del Sur

    30 March 2021

    The ILO Water and Sanitation Project funded by the Government of Japan launched its largest water system in Wao, Lanao del Sur built by community members.

  20. Technical Seminar on Corporate Social Responsibility for Policy Makers “The contribution of socially responsible labour practices to the achievement of sustainable development in the Philippines”

    24 March 2021

    The technical seminar is aimed at widening the knowledge and understanding of policy makers on the comprehensive scope of CSR and appreciate more the importance of their role in developing the most relevant institutional framework that can set the standards and benchmarks in order to guide and encourage businesses to initiate and/or improve their socially responsible labour practices along their own production lines.