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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.