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.


  1. Child labour monitoring system in Bukidnon

    21 - 24 February 2011

    The child labour monitoring system will provide an opportunity to regularly share information including required level of management among organizations, child labour advocates, and IPEC project partners.

  2. Child Labour Knowledge Sharing System Users Training

    21 February - 18 March 2011

    Nationwide training on the Child Labour Knowledge Sharing System, a new web portal for knowledge sharing and collaboration of all anti-child labour advocates.

  3. Child Labour Monitoring and Direct Beneficiaries Monitoring System Training and Presentation of Baseline Survey Results

    21 February - 18 March 2011

    The training aims to develop the Child Labor Monitoring System and referral system and discuss the Direct Beneficiaries Monitoring System on child labour.

  4. Building Peer Support for Return Migrants

    16 February 2011

    Former women migrants from the provinces of La Union, Nueva Ecija, Ilocos Sur and the National Capital Region attended a seminar-workshop recently in a purposive move to help themselves overcome negative migration experiences and hasten the readjustment and reintegration process.

  5. Ilocos Sur to Set Up Task Force for Migrants

    16 February 2011

    Ilocos Sur Vice Governor Deogracias Victor Savellano expressed his support to setup a provincial task force that will deal with issues affecting migrant workers in the province. The task force will essentially provide assistance on return and reintegration of migrant workers.

  6. Public Employment Service Office Managers' Training on Access to Phil-JobNet

    15 February 2011

    Training on the Phil-JobNet website to promote access to job opportunities. Phil-JobNet is an internet-based job and applicant matching system which aims to fast track jobseekers for job opportunities and employers search for manpower. It is the centralized-database facility of the Department of Labor and Employment.

  7. ILO-FAO and Municipal Working Group Planning Workshop

    10 - 11 February 2011

    The activity is aimed at promoting participatory management, enhancing coordination and planning process at the local government level and heightening the sense of ownership and responsibilities of the partners to the project.

  8. ILO-De La Salle University (DLSU) knowledge corner partnership

    31 January 2011

    On 31 January 2011, Mr Lawrence Jeff Johnson, CO-Manila Director, Br. Ricardo Laguda FSC, DLSU Chancellor, and Ms Ana Maria Fresnido, University Library Director formally signed the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the ILO-DSLU knowledge corner partnership.

  9. Asia-Pacific Knowledge Sharing Network on Youth Employment (APYouthNet): Rejuvenation Event

    25 - 28 January 2011

    APYouthNet will host a rejuvenation event to take stock of the progress made in the community since its launch two years ago.

  10. Forum Highlights Good Practices to Protect Migrants

    11 January 2011

    Community-level mechanisms to protect and promote the rights of migrant workers in the Philippines and Thailand were showcased in a roundtable discussion (RTD) at the ILO Auditorium on 11 January 2012. Chaired by POEA Administrator Hans Cacdac, the RTD highlighted local good practices in both countries, as presented by implementing partners of the ILO-EU Project on Return and Reintegration.


  1. Child labour session in the global forum on artisanal and small-scale mining

    7 - 9 December 2010

    The ILO will dig into the facts of child labour in small scale mining as part of the session of United Nations Environment Programme's global forum. The forum aims to identify challenges and opportunities in small-scale mining. It will also discuss the use of mercury in small-scale mining. UNEP is preparing a legally binding global instrument on mercury and plans to pass it prior to the 27th session of its Governing Council in 2013.

  2. Northern Samar pushes anti-child labour ordinance

    8 - 12 November 2010

    Governor Paul Daza has committed to speed up the approval of the ordinance and to allocate funds once approved. The governor aims to make the province child labour-free by 2013.

  3. ILO-Asian Institute of Management (AIM) knowledge corner partnership

    18 October 2010

    The ILO in partnership with the Asian Institute of Management AIM), entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would establish and run a Knowledge Corner.

  4. Regional Consultation on Interventions to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Formal Workplace

    24 September 2010

    The one-day consultation is a series of city-wide consultations under the MDG-F JP, organized and led by the Sub-TWG on Exclusive Breastfeeding in the workplace and with support from the ILO.

  5. ILO-University of the Philippines School of Labor and Industrial Relations (UPSOLAIR) knowledge corner partnership

    18 September 2010

    The ILO has begun to work with institutions to establish satellites of knowledge corners. UPSOLAIR's library is the first satellite for material-related to Decent Work.

  6. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2010

    10 August 2010

    Reaffirming the Indigenous Peoples Development Framework under the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act (IPRA) through Convergence” will be the main theme of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines which will be held on 10 August 2010 in Quezon City.

  7. APYouthNet Online Discussion Forum on Active Labour Markets for Young People

    19 - 31 July 2010

    Moderated by Professor Niall O’Higgins from Salerno University in Italy, this forum seeks participants’ experiences, expertise and feedback on the issue. Participation is open to all who have an interest in youth employment related issues.

  8. International Committee on Seafarers Welfare Party in the Park

    26 June 2010

    As part of the 2010 Year of the Seafarer, the International Committee on Seafarers Welfare organized a Party in the Park. The ICSW Party in the Park aimed to supplement, support and highlight the vital work undertaken by all regulators, employers, unions and voluntary workers who work together to improve safety, welfare, and labour standards for seafarers. Over 1400 seafarers with their wives and children, including members of the Filipino and international shipping community joined the event.

  9. Bondoc-LED Inter-agency Consultation Workshop

    24 - 25 June 2010

    The ILO, with FAO as its partner, convened a two-day inter-agency consultation workshop in Lucena to harmonize collaboration local government units (LGUs), government line agencies and NGOs operating in Bondoc Peninsula, Philippines. Fifty participants including the mayors of the four municipalities selected for project roll-out joined the meeting. Local officials discussed how the project, funded through the Japan Human Security Trust Fund, could buttress their own programmes through local economic development.

  10. Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children Examined through Survey Methodology Meeting

    24 - 25 June 2010

    The IPEC Statistical Information and Monitoring Programme on Child Labour organised a discussion of surveys to gather data on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC). Representatives from Bangladesh, Mongolia, Cameroon and the Philippines met and presented CSEC pilot survey results using workplace-based and household-based approaches on 24-25 June in Cebu.