Events and meetings

One of ACTRAV’s main events is the bi-annual International Workers’ Symposium. This is a meeting gathering trade unionists and other specialists from all over the world to discuss a given topic.

In addition ACTRAV organizes other events, meetings and workshops, both at headquarters and in the field, focusing on the areas of activities of the bureau.

ACTRAV is at the service of workers representatives as they participate in different meetings at the ILO. Colleagues do also assist in preparing case files that will help worker representatives develop their positions and arguments for the Annual Conference of the ILO, the Governing Body, regional and sectoral conferences and in the Office's various activities.

September 2022

  1. Launch of the 2022 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 26th September 2022 at 13:30 (CET-Geneva time). "Trade Union Revitalisation: Organising new forms of work including platform workers" will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

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    Launch of the ACTRAV Social Protection Resource Package

    The meeting aims to provide an opportunity for trade unions representatives, experts, academics and ILO officials to exchange on the role of trade unions to achieve universal social protection. On this occasion, the ACTRAV resource package will be launched. This package aims at supporting workers’ organizations to negotiate and champion a job rich, human-centred recovery that is aligned with health, social, environmental and climate change goals, contributes to income security, job creation and social cohesion objectives, expands the tax base and helps to finance universal social protection.

June 2022

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    Launch of the report "Decent work deficits among rural workers"

    This webinar is bringing together senior trade union leaders, workers and allies, ILO leadership, researchers, and academicians to discuss about challenges, opportunities and strategies to address the decent work deficits in the rural economy.

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    5th meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network

    This meeting offered an opportunity to share information with the network, exchange experiences, and discuss regional and national perspectives, challenges and opportunities to progressively achieving universal social protection in the context of transformations in the world of work.

March 2022

  1. Launch of the Training Manual for workers’ organizations on Dealing with crisis arising from conflicts and disasters

    This panel discussion will provide an opportunity to highlight the importance of social dialogue in matters related to conflicts and disasters by insisting on the role of the ILO, its social partners, and International Labour Standards in crisis situations. It will focus on the key role that workers’ organizations have in this important field.

January 2022

  1. Trade Union Discussion on Social Protection #5: The roles of trade unions in governance of social protection system

    Fifth session of the Webinar series "Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection"

November 2021

  1. Trade Union Discussion on Social Protection #4: Workers’ perspectives on reformation of social protection system

    Fourth session of the Webinar series "Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection"

  2. Symposium on Trade Unions in Times of COVID-19

    This international symposium aims to provide an opportunity for trade union leaders, experts, academics and ILO officials to exchange on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work. Participants will discuss about strategies on how can trade unions shape the policy responses to the COVID-19 and contribute to the implementation of the ILO Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient.

October 2021

  1. Trade Union Discussion on Social Protection #3: Feasibility for implementing maternity benefit scheme

    Third session of the Webinar series "Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection"

September 2021

  1. Trade Union Discussion on Social Protection #2: Policy Options for Old-age Pension Reform

    Second session of the Webinar series "Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection"

August 2021

  1. Trade Union Discussion on Social Protection #1: Benefits and Challenges in JKP Implementation

    First session of the Webinar series "Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection"

  2. Trade Unions Discussions on Social Protection

    Recent study shows that social dialogue has “a significant and positive impact on trade union membership”.

July 2021

  1. Regional Launch of the International Journal of Labour Research for Americas

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV)organised a high-level regional launch of the Journal on 19th July 2021.

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

    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.

  3. Arab States: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 15th July 2021.“COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials was launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union s in the Arab States.

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

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 12th July 2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union s in Europe and Central Asia.

June 2021

  1. High level launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) will organize a high-level launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 24th June 2021 AT 9:00 GMT (11:00 CEST). “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” and associated materials will be launched during a panel discussions which will bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union movement.

  2. Governing Body Elections for the Period June 2021-June 2024

    The nominations received to the elections of the ILO Governing Body 2021-2024 by 5.00 pm Geneva time on 8 June 2021 are the following...

  3. COVID-19 Recovery : What role for Trade Unions?

    This Workers'Voices will focus on the role to be played by workers and their organizations to shape the recovery policies to build the world post covid.

  4. COVID Recovery: How to extend social protection to all?

    This session of the Workers'Voices focuses on obstacles and strategies to access to universal social protection to all.