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)

August 2020

  1. Webinar: The Era of Post-COVID-19: Ensuring Effective Human Capital Development - The ‘Whats’ and ‘Hows’

    4 August 2020

    The webinar aims to discuss impact of COVID-19 on enterprises’ investment in human resources and skills development, international practices and strategic approaches businesses can and should take to improve their resilience and competitiveness, and practical recommendations for upskilling and reskilling by employers, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the post-pandemic era.

July 2020

  1. Webinar Session 7: Development of virtual reality as a tool for online training delivery

    30 July 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

  2. Webinar Session 6: Utilising new technologies for TVET course delivery in building and construction

    23 July 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

  3. ILO Webinar on COVID-19: Protecting Workers in the Workplace in Asia and Pacific

    23 July 2020

    This webinar will offer trade unionists in Asia-Pacific an opportunity to discuss “Pillar 3: Protecting workers in the workplace” while exploring possible actions and strategies to influence, shape and support successful policy outcomes linked to the ILO Policy Framework.

  4. Workshop Series on Business Unusual in the New Normal in Four Industries: New Protocol Guidelines to Ensure Sustainable Operations

    22 July 2020

    The joint workshop of UNDP, IGCN, WHO and ILO for four industry sectors will share the new protocol guidelines to ensure sustainable operations on health, safety, and environmental both for private sector/provider and employee/users/consumer on four sectors.

  5. CSR training for HR managers in Mactan Export Zone and future business leaders - ONLINE

    20 - 29 July 2020

    The Responsible Supply Chains in Asia programme, in conjunction with the Asian Institute of Managment is conducting a training seminar on socially responsible business practices

  6. Debate|Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?

    18 July 2020

    2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the UN and the Decade of Action on the SDGs. The UN in China has initiated a series of activities to celebrate this year. The ILO Beijing office has joined this campaign by organizing a debate on “Who shapes the future of work, people or technology?” and developed a dialogue on the future of work with the Chinese youth.

  7. Webinar Session 5: Design of online TVET courses: Production of learning materials

    16 July 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

  8. ILO Webinar on COVID-19:Supporting Enterprises, Jobs and Income in Asia and Pacific

    16 July 2020

    This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.

  9. Webinar Session 4: Setting Up an Online TVET: Basic design, system requirements and cost

    9 July 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

  10. Project Advisory Committee (PAC) - Third Meeting

    2 July 2020

    The third meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was held virtually in the presence of government and implementing partner representatives.

  11. Webinar Session 3: Guidelines and Standards for Online TVET Providers

    2 July 2020

    Distance and digital learning is important to be developed, even before or without a situation like the COVID-19 pandemic, because of the benefits it offers.

  12. ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work – Building a better future of work: Asia-Pacific regional event

    2 July 2020

    The ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific is organising a virtual regional event ahead of the three-day ILO Global Summit on the Future of Work and COVID-19, which will take place the following week. The regional event will aim to capture the issues specific to the Asia-Pacific region, and will inform discussion during the Global Summit.

  13. Online Media Discussion: Creating Competent Human Resources in Indonesia's New Normal Era

    1 July 2020

    The apprenticeship programme is considered beneficial as it provides an opportunity for youth to get working experiences and to improve their networking.

June 2020

  1. COVID-19 and beyond: Making gender equality a reality

    30 June 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. Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in times of COVID-19

    29 - 30 June 2020

    An online seminar for business will focus on the relevance of socially responsible labour practices in the times of the COVID-19 crisis and the subsequent recovery.

  3. Book Launch: "An ILO For All Seasons"

    29 June 2020

    Over a hundred years, the ILO has developed International Labour Standards and Policy Responses to mitigate the effects of employment and social crises. 2020 will be remembered as the year the world of work was brought to its knees by the COVID-19 pandemic. ​The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how hasards move in a globalized world. It has highlighted the need to use the tools that are available for countering social and economic crises and securing the safety and health of workers. This book traces the development of these tools and the ways in which they have been successfully applied over the last hundred years.

  4. Book launch: "Still Work to be Done"

    25 June 2020

    In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.

  5. COVID-19: Protect children from child labour, now more than ever!

    25 June 2020

    This online event will highlight the key impacts of COVID-19 to child labour globally and in Malaysia and provide the Malaysian government with recommendations to address the child labour issues.

  6. A World of Work free from violence and harassment: one year after the adoption of C190

    25 June 2020

    As we approach the one year anniversary of the adoption of Convention 190 and Recommendation 206 on violence and harassment in the world of work, the COVID-19 pandemic has re-exposed, and in some cases, intensified many of the challenges that these instruments seek to address. This webinar, hosted together by the ILO, UNFPA and OHCHR, will examine the relevance of the Convention and Recommendation and highlight why efforts to eliminate violence and harassment in the workplace are an essential step in building back a better world of work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

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