Sectoral meetings

Consensus building: international tripartite meetings

Several times per year, representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations from different countries and regions meet at the ILO Headquarters in Geneva, to participate in tripartite sectoral international meetings and global dialogue fora. Based on the most up-to-date research produced by the ILO, the tripartite representatives meet to debate emerging issues, main trends and challenges of their sector.
Consensus reached during such sectoral meetings results in recommendations for policy and action in the sectors. These recommendations, adopted at the end of the meetings, serve as a basis for the development of national policies and programmes, and provide guidance to constituents at international as well as country level.

Global sectoral meetings for 2022-23


  1. Technical meeting on decent and sustainable work in the inland waterways sector

    20 - 24 November 2023

  2. Technical meeting on digitalization in the retail sector as an engine for economic recovery and decent work

    25 - 29 September 2023

  3. Meeting of experts on decent work in the agri-food: An essential part of sustainable food systems

    8 - 12 May 2023

  4. Technical meeting on a green, sustainable and inclusive economic recovery for the civil aviation sector

    24 - 28 April 2023

  5. Technical meeting on the future of work in the arts and entertainment sector

    13 - 17 February 2023

  6. Sectoral Advisory Bodies 2023

    18 - 20 January 2023

    At its session in January 2023, the SABs are requested to make recommendations on global sectoral meetings to be held in the biennium 2024–25, and on preparatory work for sectoral meetings in future biennia.


  1. © Mike Hood / IMO 2023

    First Meeting of the Joint ILO–IMO Tripartite Working Group to identify and address seafarers’ issues and the human element

    13 - 15 December 2022

  2. Technical meeting on the future of work in the oil and gas industry

    28 November - 2 December 2022

  3. Technical meeting on the protection of whistle-blowers in the public service sector

    26 - 30 September 2022

  4. 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.