Events and meetings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout Asia Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the regional Meetings Unit (Email us)

November 2020

  1. 13th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    10 - 12 November 2020

  2. Supporting enterprises at scale: adapting business training programmes under the COVID-19 ‘new normal'

    4 November 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption for small and medium-sized enterprises across the Asia-Pacific, often impacting vulnerable groups the hardest. Simultaneously, requirements to socially distance and inability to travel due to the public health crisis has made it difficult to deliver assistance to affected enterprises, exacerbating isolation and threatening livelihoods. This webinar will discuss how business training programmes can be adjusted to support enterprises to build back better from the crisis whilst adapting under new digitalised circumstances.

  3. Evidence for amplifying women’s voice, representation & leadership

    4 November 2020

    As part of the Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project, the ILO and its International Training Center (ITCILO) are holding a five-part webinar series to explore social dialogue-based solutions for advancing gender equality in the garment and apparel sector in Asia. This webinar is the first in the series.

  4. Women’s leadership for gender equality in the garment sector

    4 November 2020 - 6 January 2021

    As part of the Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia project, the ILO and its International Training Center (ITCILO) are holding a five-part webinar series to explore social dialogue-based solutions for advancing gender equality in the garment and apparel sector in Asia.

October 2020

  1. Asian dialogues on sustainability: “How is COVID-19 changing the digital landscape for the textile and garment industry?”

    27 October 2020

    COVID-19 has disrupted supply chains globally, resulting in reduced orders and incomes, factory closures and job losses. The implications for developing countries are enormous, potentially leading to strikes and social unrest. This webinar sheds light on the pandemic’s impact on the textile and garment industry in Asia.

  2. ILO-TESDA STEM in TVET curriculum guide workshop

    23 October - 3 November 2020

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Technical Education Skills Development Authority is organizing a 5-day Online Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Technical Vocational Education (TVET) curriculum workshop.

  3. Launch of the 1st Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    16 October 2020

    The first Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call will recognize and support the development of solutions that aim to address challenges faced by TVET to adapt to online learning and skills training.

  4. ILO-MOHRSS Reponsible Labour Practice Training Workshop for Enterprises in the Textiles and Electronics Supply Chains

    15 - 16 October 2020

  5. Virtual Workshop on Sector Skills Council for Tourism and ITC Industries in Indonesia

    15 October 2020

    The overall objective of the virtual workshop is to consider different international examples of sector based industry engagement mechanisms,

  6. Tripartite meeting for dissemination of findings of rapid assessment on the impact of COVID-19 on migrant workers and their families and the recruitment industry in Nepal

    12 October 2020

    A tripartite discussion to share the key findings of the assessment and identify key recommendations to ensure the rights of migrant workers and their families are protected throughout the migration cycle.

  7. Consultation workshops for developing Skills Development Law in Lao PDR

    8 October - 6 November 2020

    The ILO/China Partnership Project in cooperation with the Department of Skills Development and Employment, Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR to arrange two consultation workshops for developing Skills Development Law to discussion and share the idea to the draft of skills development law and to receive feedback from participants of this two workshop will contribute to the draft skills development law.

  8. Preventing forced labour in Malaysia through responsible business practices

    8 October 2020

    This online event will provide practical tips on how Malaysia employers can mitigate risks of forced labour in recruitment and employment practices.

September 2020

  1. Launch of Decent Work Country Programme for Indonesia 2020-2025

    30 September 2020

    Responding to the fast changing world of work in Indonesia, including the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the country is going to launch its Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for Indonesia 2020-2025.

  2. Promoting industry-led skills and TVET systems in Asia: The Role of Sector Skills Councils

    29 September 2020

    The regional webinar aims to introduce representatives of government and employers and workers’ organizations to sectoral approaches to skills development with a focus on role of Sector Skills Councils (SSCs)

  3. High-Level Side Event on COVID-19 and Maritime Crew Changes: A humanitarian, safety, and economic crisis

    24 September 2020

    On the occasion of World Maritime Day, the International Maritime Organization, the ILO and the United Nations Global Compact, collaboration with the International Chamber of Shipping and the International Transport Workers' Federation, bring together heads of UN agencies, governments, multinational corporations, and shipowner and seafarer representatives, to discuss the present crisis and raise awareness for the important and unsung role of seafarers.

  4. Country Launch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Research Brief on Leading to Success: The Business Case for Women in Business and Management in the Philippines

    23 September 2020

    The research briefs aim to present evidence on the business case for women in business and management. They include findings on areas such as profitability, productivity, women in leadership, and the link between gender balance on boards and improved business outcomes.

  5. Mapping Social and Solidarity Economy in Asia

    22 September 2020

    This conference will discuss policies to strengthen social and solidarity economy in South Korea, China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines.

  6. BRAVE: How to build personal branding in social media

    18 September 2020

    A joint virtual workshop to provide practical skills for Indonesian youth about how to develop good, positive personal branding for employment.

  7. Sixth Technical Meeting of Focal Specialists on International Labour Migration Statistics in ASEAN

    17 September 2020

    This meeting discusses international labour migration data statistics and brings together representatives from national governments, the ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Statistics, and ILO.

  8. ILO-MOHRSS Training Workshop on Socially Responsible Labour Practices for Labour Inspectors

    16 September 2020

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