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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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.
Kiribati reintegration action plan for returned migrant workers: Consultation and Validation Workshops
31 August 2021
28 - 30 July 2021
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.
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.
21 June 2021
20 - 22 January 2021
11 September 2020
The symposium marks the occasion of the UN Day for South-South Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) observed annually on the 12th September.
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.
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.
16 July 2020
This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0, will explore how to cushion the devastating consequences for the loss of income many workers face during lockdown as well as the policies in place such as wage subsidies, job retention schemes and other efforts in terms of short-term support and extension of social protection. Trade union strategies that can influence, shape and support these actions will also be discussed.
25 June 2020
In this book, Luc Cortebeeck examines the future of work: how can we eliminate child labour and exploitation?How do we make governments ans multinationals respect all workers in supply chains? How will we work in the post-coronavirus world? These are some questions that Luc Cortebeeck tried to respond in this book which is a plea for effective international social regulations and a strong ILO as cornerstone for social progress.
23 June 2020
The lockdown measures have sparked an unprecedented economic crisis in most countries around the world. “Jobs-led” and “human centred” economic policies have become increasingly important and necessary in the COVID-19 crisis and recovery response. The ILO Policy Framework on COVID-19 Crisis based on International Labour Standards identified out four (4) pillars to fight the crisis and one of which is the pillar on “Stimulating the Economy and Employment”. This webinar, part of the ACTRAV Webinar Series 2.0 will explore how economic and employment policies (in particular active labour market policies) can support workers and sectors in the Asia Pacific region to promote employment growth and more decent work on the road to recovery.
Effective regional policy engagement for Pacific Trades Unions on Just Transition for Climate Sustainability
28 November 2019
A Regional workshop organized by the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the Australia People for Health, Education and Development Abroad (APHEDA)
Strengthening capacities of employers'and workers' organizations on promotion of youth employment in disaster and conflict settings
11 - 15 November 2019
A Regional course organized by the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO)