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 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. 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.

May 2022

  1. 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)

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. A Series of Webinars on Quality Apprenticeship for Industries #2: What do the youth say about apprenticeship?

    12 May 2022

    Improving understanding and knowledge on quality apprenticeship programme from youth perspectives (apprentices)

April 2022

  1. Enhancing Social Dialogue to Build Safety and Health Culture

    28 April 2022

    Through effective social dialogue, governments and social partners actively participate in all phases of OSH decision-making processes in Indonesia to build a positive safety and health culture.

  2. World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2022: Act together to build a positive safety and health culture

    28 April 2022

  3. Rough Seas: COVID-19 impact on work in fishing

    27 April 2022

    The ILO-Cornell joint webinar will discuss new analyses of COVID-19’s impact on work in fishing in South-East Asia. The panel will present will share the effects of the pandemic and discuss ways forward with industry stakeholders for a more resilient fishing and seafood processing sector.

  4. Knowledge building on productivity management in food processing sector and sustainable integration in global supply chain

    22 April 2022

    A workshop organised by ILO PSEI project in collaboration with the State Government of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, to build knowledge of food processing enterprises in the two states, on responsible management practises, and alignment to international standards

  5. Hazardous child labour list is being updated

    21 April 2022

    Mongolia has ratified the ILO Conventions 138 and 182 and has adopted and revised the Hazardous child labour list since 2008. Labour Law of Mongolia was revised in 2021 and brought it more compliant with the international labour standards.

  6. Intersecting identities and experiences during labour migration: Perspectives of migrants with diverse sexual orientation, gender identities, gender expression and sexual characteristics (SOGIESC)

    20 April 2022

    Organized by the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme, this webinar aims to highlight challenges and opportunities labour migrants with diverse SOGIESC face in ASEAN region and ways of rights protection.

  7. Accessing medical benefits Under ESI Scheme: A demand-side perspective

    18 April 2022

    The ESIS project is organizing an event on the 18 April, for the report launch and panel discussion.

  8. Tripartite Validation Meeting on ‘Women in Health Leadership’

    13 April 2022

    Under the ILO-OECD-WHO Working for Health Project, the International Labour Organization has carried out a study on Gender Equality in Health Sector and Women in Health Leadership in Pakistan. In order to review the preliminary findings of the study with all relevant stakeholders, a tripartite consultative meeting was organised. The objectives of the consultative workshop was to share the findings of the study on women in health leadership in Pakistan, validate the findings, and to promote a social dialogue on barriers and facilitators to women's leadership in the health sector.

  9. A Series of Webinars on Quality Apprenticeship for Industries #1: Should we involve trade union in the apprenticeship programme?

    6 April 2022

    Improving better understanding on the importance and benefit of trade union involvement in apprenticeship programme.

  10. A Series of Webinars on Quality Apprenticeship for Industries

    6 April - 25 May 2022

    The overall objective of a series webinars are to improve capacity of the industries in implementing quality apprenticeship programme.

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

    6 April 2022

    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.

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    Orientation Workshop for the participating enterprises of Indian Tea Association

    4 - 5 April 2022

    The project, Safety + Health for all plantation workers in South Asia - India Component is collaborating with the Indian Tea Association (ITA) to promote Safety and Health for all plantation workers in the small and big estates of the members of Indian Tea Association in Assam. The ILO is starting this collaboration by conducting an Orientation Workshop for the participating enterprises of Indian Tea Association on 4-5 April 2022, virtually.

March 2022

  1. Webinar on Digital Wages for Decent Work in Indonesia

    31 March 2022

    The Global Centre in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste initiated a rapid assessment to study the prospects for responsible digital wage payments in Indonesia, notably in SMEs engaged in the garment and retail trade sectors.

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    South-East Asia Skills Forum

    29 - 30 March 2022

    The virtual event will promote regional dialogue and collaboration on the development of effective policies and strategies for improving lifelong learning and skills development systems.

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