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)

December 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    6 - 9 December 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO), will be held from 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore. It brings together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states.

August 2022

  1. “Financing Business Growth for Women Entrepreneurs” Workshop series

    25 August 2022

    The ILO’s Rebuilding Better Project and the Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives (MEDAC) invites women entrepreneurs in Malaysia to join a workshop series on external financing options for business growth.

July 2022

  1. Shaping attitudes and perceptions: Narratives on labour migration in shaping perceptions

    13 July 2022

    Organized by the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme, in collaboration with UNODC, this webinar aims to share experiences of campaigning to build positive narratives on labour migration, women migrants' roles as agents of change who contribute through their skills, labour and remittances to their families, their communities and countries of origin and destinations.

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

    7 July 2022

    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.

June 2022

  1. “Turning principles into pathways: The future of the Seafood Good Labour Practices programme” report launch

    16 June 2022

    This report provides a series of recommendations to strengthen the effectiveness of the Seafood Good Labour Practices scheme.

  2. Launching and Seminar on Risks Mapping on Industrial Relations Guideline

    13 June 2022

    The launching and seminar aims to ensure recovery and resilience of the companies in response to COVID-19 crisis, preventing the industrial relations disputes, and to ensure protection for the workers beyond the pandemic, the Ministry of Manpower introduced risk mapping of the industrial relations

  3. Design Lab: Human-centric social security

    8 - 29 June 2022

  4. Launch of the ILO-MBAM-UK partnership for enhancement of a sector skills body and industry-led TVET modalities in the construction sector

    8 June 2022

    The ILO and the Master Builders Association Malaysia (MBAM) team up to enhance the capacity of a sectoral skills body to deliver industry-led TVET/skills training modalities and to improve skills utilisation, employability, and career development paths of women and youth in the vulnerable groups in the construction sector.

  5. A Series of Webinars on Soft Skills for Youth #2: Job search skills: CV, interview and first day of work

    4 June 2022

    To identify opportunities and challenges facing by the youth for their employability and job search.

  6. Does herders’ behaviour affect their active enrollment in social and health insurance programme?

    3 June 2022

    The United Nations SDG funded Joint Programme on Extending Social Protection to Herders with Enhanced Shock Responsiveness presents the findings of studies on herders' behavior towards social and health Insurance.

May 2022

  1. National Polytechnic Institute of Angkor and Hainan Technician College Sign Partnership Agreement

    31 May 2022

    National Polytechnic Institute of Angkor (NPIA) of Cambodia and Hainan Technician College (HTC) of China commit to framework cooperation agreement to strengthen collaboration on promoting mutual institutional capacity development on digital skills and green skills.

  2. A Series of Webinars on Soft Skills for Youth #1: Expand your growth mindset

    28 May 2022

    Soft Skills as new skills will have no powerful impact on their achievement in the working world unless they are supported by a Growth Mindset. Young workers having a Growth Mindset will be more successful in job competition than their counterparts with a Fixed Mindset.

  3. A Series of Webinars on Soft Skills for Youth

    28 May - 4 June 2022

    ILO/INSIGHT II project and HIMSPI Jaya organize a series of webinars to address the issue of youth’s mental health and unemployment. The webinar will focus on what the need of the youth to improve their employability to secure their decent job.

  4. World day for Safety and Health at Work observed in Lao People's Democratic Republic for the first time - Enhancing social dialogue towards a culture of safety and health

    25 May 2022

  5. How can we increase inclusivity during online/distance learning sessions?

    25 May 2022

    The ILO is collaborating with Skilvul to organize this webinar as part of the NGOPI programme with the purpose of presenting different perspectives and gaining insights and understanding in regards to distance training and education.

  6. Hybrid publication launch and presentation of the ILO report: A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs

    24 May 2022

    The report of the ILO on “A just energy transition in Southeast Asia: The impact of coal phase-out on jobs” will be launched as a hybrid side event on 24 May 2022 conducted on site in the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok and on an online platform via Zoom. The launch will be part of the seventy-eighth session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

  7. Webinar on Lack of Skilled ICT Personnel in Indonesia: Can We Still Compete?

    19 May 2022

    This webinar will share the finding of an ILO research project conducted in 2017-2020 on skills shortages, skills development strategies and the governance of international labour migration of ICT specialists in seven different countries: Canada, China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand.

  8. Closing Gender Gaps in the World of Work: Companies Supporting Work-Family Balance

    19 May 2022

    This webinar is co-hosted by ILO, the Employer Confederation of Thailand (ECOT), and the Thai-Norwegian Chamber of Commerce (Norcham).

  9. Side events of 5th Global Conference on the elimination of Child Labour

    15 - 20 May 2022

    Clear Cotton project supported participation of Pakistani delegates to take part in the two side events of 5th Global Conference held in Durban South Africa from 15th to 20th May 2022.

  10. National Seminar on ‘International Day of Nurses’

    12 May 2022

    ILO together with WHO, International Council of Nurses (ICN), and Women in Global Health (WGH), marked the International Nurses Day and jointly formed a national network to conduct more precise research, advocacy and awareness raising on decent working conditions for healthcare workers in Pakistan.

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