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. High-level event on crew changes in the margins of the United Nations General Assembly

    24 September 2020

    Conference co-hosted by ILO, IMO and the UN Global Compact

  2. WEBINAR - COVID-19 and Maritime Labour Issues: Impact and Responses

    5 June 2020

    Co-organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International Training Centre of the ILO, in collaboration with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the World Health Organization (WHO)

  3. Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the World of Sport

    20 - 22 January 2020


  1. Meeting of Experts to Adopt Guidelines on the Promotion of Decent Work and Road Safety in the Transport Sector

    23 - 27 September 2019

  2. Tripartite technical workshop for the SADC region on Investing in the health workforce: employment and decent work in the health sector

    10 - 12 September 2019

  3. Technical Meeting to Promote an Exchange of Views on the Further Development and Implementation of the Integrated Strategy to Address Decent Work Deficits in the Tobacco Sector

    3 - 5 July 2019

  4. Sectoral Meeting on Promoting Decent Work and Safety and Health in Forestry

    6 - 10 May 2019

  5. Global Dialogue Forum on Decent Work in the Management of Electrical and Electronic Waste (E-waste)

    9 - 11 April 2019

  6. Sectoral Meeting on the Recruitment and Retention of Seafarers and the Promotion of Opportunities for Women Seafarers

    25 February - 1 March 2019


  1. Global Dialogue Forum on Challenges for Decent and Productive Work arising from Digitalization in the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industries (Geneva, 10-12 December 2018)

    10 - 12 December 2018