Press releases

June 2023

  1. Press release

    ILO Director-General concludes first ever Philippines visit with call for more social dialogue

    28 June 2023

    Three-day visit includes meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., social partners, migrant workers and a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Philippines joining the ILO.

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    Press release

    New social contract would lead to bright future for global maritime industry

    27 June 2023

    ILO Director-General delivers keynote speech to mark opening of Seafarer Summit 2050 in the Philippines.

  3. World Refugee Day 2023

    PROSPECTS Partnership unites for World Refugee Day Run and Exhibition

    26 June 2023

    This year to commemorate World Refugee Day, PROSPECTS Partners including the Netherlands, IFC, ILO, UNHCR and UNICEF jointly organized a run and an exhibition to demonstrate power of inclusion of refugees.

  4. Press release

    Inclusion of persons with disabilities in companies makes good business sense

    25 June 2023

    Inclusion of persons with disabilities in private sector companies in the region is both the right thing to do and a smart business move, says ILO Regional Director for Arab States Ruba Jaradat.

  5. Press release

    New cooperation set to prepare a better skilled industrial workforce in Lebanon

    25 June 2023

    The Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Industry, and the Association of Lebanese Industrialists sign a memorandum of understanding for cooperation on technical and vocational education and training and life-long learning in Lebanon, with support from the ILO.

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    Press release

    ILO Director-General Houngbo to hold first official visit to the Philippines

    23 June 2023

    As the Philippines marks its 75th anniversary of ILO membership, ILO Director-General Houngbo will make his first official visit in the country to promote the Global Coalition for Social Justice, which aims to address growing inequalities and persistent poverty, as well as ensure decent work.

  7. Press release

    ILO and UNCDF collaborate to grow parametric insurance in the Pacific

    22 June 2023

    New partnership to build the capacity of insurers and distribution channels on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.

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    111th International Labour Conference

    International Labour Conference adopts new apprenticeship standard, among other key decisions

    16 June 2023

    The International Labour Conference closed with the adoption of a new recommendation on quality apprenticeships. Delegates also passed resolutions on a just transition and labour protection, as well as adopting the standards report and the programme and budget, and a resolution on Belarus.

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    World of Work Summit

    Let’s bend the arc of history in favour of social justice, says ILO Director-General

    16 June 2023

    At the World of Work Summit, the ILO’s Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, advocated the need for a new social contract driven by solidarity and fairness.

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    Domestic workers

    Study highlights forced labour amongst migrant domestic workers in Southeast Asia

    15 June 2023

    Survey by International Labour Organization (ILO) of migrant domestic workers in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand points to poor working conditions, yet also highlights the skilled nature of domestic work.