Events, meetings and trainings

The ILO organizes and takes part in a wide range of meetings, conferences, workshops and training events, throughout the Pacific. More information about the events listed below can be found by clicking on the relevant link, or by contacting the CO-Suva.

January 2023

  1. Winter Global Youth Forum 2023: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2023 agenda for sustainable development

    30 January - 10 February 2023

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Winter 2023 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

December 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    6 - 9 December 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

November 2022

  1. 3rd UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights

    10 - 22 November 2022

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Regional Office for the Pacific and the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights (UNWG) are organising the 3rd UN Pacific Forum on Business and Human Rights to be held from 21-22 November 2022 in Suva, Fiji in a hybrid format.

September 2022

  1. Pacific webinar: Navigating shocks and crises, a Framework to support smaller firms in developing countries

    5 September 2022

    Organized by the ILO’s SME unit, with the support of McKinsey & Company, this webinar series aims to promote dialogue on the different ways governments & ecosystem partners can best collaborate to help small business to overcome crises & build resilience.

July 2022

  1. Summer Global Youth Forum 2022: Youth at the forefront of achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development

    25 July - 12 August 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, organizes the Summer 2022 edition of its Global Youth Forum – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  2. PCCMHS programme research round up

    21 July 2022

  3. Introduction to ILO Electronic Case Management System (ECMS) Pilot Phase for Samoa and Cook Islands

    5 July 2022

December 2021

  1. COP26 agreements on Just Transition – What implications for Asia and the Pacific? A discussion panel

    1 December 2021

    This special session of the Asia Pacific Green Jobs Network meeting will discuss the implications of the negotiations and events of COP26 on the Asia Pacific region. It will specifically focus on Just Transition, coal phase out, and the 04.11.2021 Declaration on Supporting The Conditions For A Just Transition Internationally: Green growth, decent work, and economic prosperity in the transition to net zero.

November 2021

  1. Seminar on the review and development of Fiji's National Employment Policy for Inclusive Structural Transformation and Environmental Sustainability

    21 - 22 November 2021

    The purpose of the seminar is to help constituents and other state administration bodies to understand the requirements for the review, development and implementation of a high-quality gender-responsive policy based on relevant information and analysis for review and adoption by the respective key authorities in Fiji.

  2. COP26 Side Event: Building a comprehensive regional approach to climate mobility: learnings from the Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) programme

    9 November 2021

September 2021

  1. Seminar on Development of Solomon Islands National Employment Policy for Structural Transformation & Environmental Sustainability

    14 - 16 September 2021

    The purpose of the seminar is to help constituents and other state administration bodies to understand the requirements for the development and implementation of a high-quality gender-responsive policy based on relevant information and analysis for review and adoption by the respective key authorities in the countries.

August 2021

  1. Kiribati reintegration action plan for returned migrant workers: Consultation and Validation Workshops

    31 August 2021

July 2021

  1. Seasonal worker schemes review report: Validation workshops

    28 - 30 July 2021

  2. Asia and Pacific: Regional launch event of the International Journal of Labour Research

    16 July 2021

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organized a high-level regional launch of the International Journal of Labour Research on 16th July2021. “COVID-19 and Recovery: The Role of Trade Unions in Building Forward Better” is launched during a panel discussions which bring together authors, researchers , academics, ILO representatives and leaders from trade union in Asia and Pacific.

June 2021

  1. Seminar on Development of National Employment Policy for Structural Transformation & Environmental Sustainability

    27 - 30 June 2021

    The purpose of the seminar is to help constituents and other state administration bodies understand the requirements for the development and implementation of a high-quality gender-responsive policy based on relevant information and analysis for review and adoption by the respective key authorities.

  2. Tuvalu seafarers refresher training

    21 June 2021

January 2021

  1. Standard employment contracts for migrant workers in Kiribati and Tuvalu: Consultation workshops

    20 - 22 January 2021

September 2020

  1. The Pacific narrative on the future of work

    11 September 2020

    The symposium marks the occasion of the UN Day for South-South Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) observed annually on the 12th September.

  2. Pacific launch of the ILO-ADB report on Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment crisis in Asia and the Pacific

    9 September 2020

    COVID-19 is inflicting a triple shock on young people. It is destroying their employment, disrupting education and training and placing major obstacles in the way of those seeking to enter the labour market or to move between jobs. The ILO-ADB Joint report and the recent rapid assessments in Fiji and Samoa brings more light to the situation in Asia and also the Pacific.

July 2020

  1. 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.