Events and meetings


  1. Event

    Meeting of experts on wage policies, including living wages

    19 - 23 February 2024


  1. Event

    Meeting of experts on decent work in the platform economy

    10 - 14 October 2022


  1. International Journal of Labour Research

    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.

  2. Event

    Webinar: Launch of report "Working from home: From invisibility to decent work"

    22 January 2021

    This event provides the opportunity to learn more about the increase of home work during the COVID-19 pandemic, and policies that can pave the way to decent work for homeworkers, both old and new.


  1. Webinar

    International Domestic Workers' Day

    16 June 2020

    Since the adoption of ILO Convention 189 on decent work for domestic workers, many countries around the world have worked to improve their protection. In 2021, the ILO will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Convention 189.

  2. ILO-EC Conference

    Enhancing social partners' and social dialogue's roles in a changing world of work

    5 - 6 March 2020

    The purpose of this conference is to examine how the social partners in 34 European countries are adapting to the changes in the world of work, driven by technological innovation, demographic shifts, climate change and globalization.


  1. ILO International Training Center

    Global Knowledge-Sharing Forum: Transition to Formal Economy - 3rd edition

    25 - 29 November 2019

  2. Centenary event

    The Centenary of Convention No 1: A Landmark for Workers' Rights

    14 November 2019

    This event provides the opportunity to reflect on the key role of the ILO in the development of working time over the past 100 years and to analyse some of the major trends in working time legislation.


  1. ILO-EC Conference

    Industrial relations in Europe: Fostering equality at work and cross-country convergence?

    17 - 18 May 2018

    The purpose of this conference is to identify the industrial relations mechanisms/systems and outcomes that contribute to equality at work (in areas such as wages, working time, level and quality of employment) and also to upward cross-border convergence in Europe that is defined as converging trends on a number of economic (such as GDP per capita, employment rate, etc.) and social indicators (such as reduction of poverty, social protection, etc.).


  1. ILO-EC Conference

    Inequalities and the world of work: what role for industrial relations and social dialogue?

    23 - 24 February 2017

    The purpose of this conference will be to investigate the possible role of social dialogue and social partners and more generally industrial relations to reduce inequalities in the world of work. A particular attention will be paid to the contribution of social partners and social dialogue to reach a better balance between flexibility and security for both the employers and the workers.


  1. RDW network

    4th Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Developing and Implementing Policies for a Better Future at Work

    8 - 10 July 2015

    Together with universities from around the globe, the ILO is holding a conference to discuss policies for a better future at work.

  2. Report Launch

    Launch of the Report Employment Protection Legislation Indicators

    27 March 2015

    This event will present the quantification methodology for the ILO EPLex legal data, as well as the results of data coding for 95 countries, over 2009-2013.

  3. Event

    Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Non-Standard Forms of Employment

    16 - 19 February 2015

    This meeting will bring together experts from around the world to gain a better understanding of the incidence and trends of non-standard forms of employment across different countries of the world, the reasons for its use, its effects on the labour market, firms and workers, including workers’ ability to realize their fundamental rights. The meeting will also discuss national regulations with respect to non-standard forms of employment and different regulatory responses.


  1. RDW network

    3rd Conference on Regulating for Decent Work: Regulating for Equitable and Job‐Rich Growth (RDW)

    3 - 5 July 2013

    The 2013 RDW Conference will centre on the role of labour market regulation when job creation is the paramount objective. Papers are invited to address labour market regulation's ideal post‐crisis form, with a special focus on four thematic issues: (a) Comparing and evaluating labour regulation systems; (b) regulating informal work; (c) industrial and employment relations for inclusive growth; (d) new patterns of segmentation and new challenges for promoting inclusive labour markets.

  2. Event

    Bringing Domestic Workers into the Formal Economy: Implementing ILO Convention No. 189

    18 June 2013

    Informal Meeting of Ministers of Labour and Social Affairs hosted by the Irish EU Presidency during the 102nd Session of the International Labour Conference.

  3. Research Workshops

    Research Workshops: Employment Quality in Segmented Labour Markets

    25 - 26 April 2013

    10-11 December 2012 and 25-26 April 2013

  4. National ILO Conference

    National Conference on Decent Work for Domestic Workers in Turkey

    20 February 2013

    The conference - organized by the ILO, with the participation of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, aims at promoting a dialogue on domestic workers among representatives from the Turkish government, workers and employers organizations, civil society and academia.

  5. Ask an ILO expert

    Join our Q&A session on domestic workers

    14 January 2013

    ILO expert Amelita King-Dejardin will be answering questions on the new global report on domestic workers, on Monday 14 January at 15:00 Geneva time (14:00 GMT). Send your questions to, using the hashtag #ILO2013.


  1. Event

    Conference "Adjustments in the public sector: scope, effects and policy Issues"

    21 - 22 June 2012

    As a response to the crisis, most European governments put in place policies aimed at reducing their budgetary deficit, thereby carrying out a number of public sector reforms. The conference "Adjustments in the public sector: scope, effects and policy Issues", organized by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission, aims to identify the nature, the scope and the effects of these public sector adjustments. The conference will be attended by government, trade union and employer representatives and experts of 30 European countries.

  2. Anniversary C189

    First Anniversary of Convention 189 (Decent Work for Domestic Workers)

    8 June 2012

    Meeting on the First anniversary of the Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers: this is a Joint meeting between IUF, IDWN (International Domestic Workers Network) and ITUC (International Trade Unions Confederation). The IDWN will be represented by leaders of domestic workers organizations in 7 countries in the regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbeans. They will inform the ratification processes in their respective countries.