News and press releases

September 2022

  1. Regional workshops for ILO partners on delivering inclusive business development services

    19 September 2022

    In early September, representatives of ILO partner organizations from across the region gathered for two workshops to increase their knowledge on how to deliver more gender-inclusive business development services.

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    50 million people worldwide in modern slavery

    12 September 2022

    Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration.

August 2022

  1. Employers in the Philippines innovate with eCampus digital learning

    31 August 2022

    The Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) regarded the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to transition to digital learning. The International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO) teamed with ECOP to build their new eCampus platform with support from the Walt Disney Company.

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    More than half of people in Asia and the Pacific still lack social protection, says new ILO report

    30 August 2022

    Despite significant progress in much of Asia and the Pacific social protection policies still lag behind other areas of the world, according to a new ILO report.

  3. Digital training to boost productivity, safety of enterprises

    26 August 2022

    A new agreement between the ILO and DTI, will increase productivity, improve safety of small and informal enterprises across the country through digital training under the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project funded by the Government of Japan.

  4. ILO, Quezon City partner for first migrant workers' one-stop shop in Metro Manila

    22 August 2022

    The ILO and the local government of Quezon City collaborate for a gender-responsive Migrant Worker Resource Centre, the first in Metro Manila operated by the local government in collaboration with civil society, Overseas Filipino Workers/family organizations, and international development partners to serve OFWs and their families, and improve migration and development.

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    Recovery in youth employment is still lagging, says ILO

    11 August 2022

    A new report, issued ahead of International Youth Day, shows large regional differences in young people's prospects in the labour market.

July 2022

  1. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – 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).

June 2022

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    ILO World of Work Summit to discuss how to tackle multiple global crises

    08 June 2022

    International Labour Conference to host major summit on the world of work response to food, energy and financial crises.

May 2022

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    ‘Just transition’ policies targeting key regions vital to support coal phase out in Southeast Asia

    24 May 2022

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. A new ILO report highlights need for ‘Just transition hotspots’ to ensure human-centred transition away from coal in Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  2. ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

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    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

April 2022

  1. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ attitude hampering COVID recovery for fishers and seafood processors in South-East Asia

    19 April 2022

    New ILO-Cornell brief finds that exclusion from pandemic relief measures and social protection schemes hits migrant fisheries workers hard.

  2. Rural women need gender equality, workplace safety

    06 April 2022

    A strong and positive occupational safety and health culture is vital built on inclusion. However, women especially in rural sectors are often left out. Developmental approaches to promoting occupational safety and health, enhancing access to training and other technical advisory services, and increasing women’s participation can help improve safety and health in the rural sectors and communities.

  3. Gender equality through improved labour standards compliance in the Philippines

    04 April 2022

    A dialogue on gender equality and labour standards highlighted the need to strengthen efforts to promote rights at work and improve working conditions for women through social dialogue to ensure compliance with general labour standards, including occupational safety and health, and access to social protection and other existing programmes and services.

March 2022

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    New guide offers insights to business on employing people with disability in the Asia Pacific Region

    30 March 2022

    Updated ILO resource aims to help companies looking to provide accessible and supportive workplaces.

  2. New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected

    25 March 2022

    The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.

  3. ILO and Japan launch five new water systems in Mindanao

    17 March 2022

    Over 3,000 households have gained access to safe and clean water as the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project launches five new water systems built by community members, indigenous peoples and former combatants in the Bangsamoro region.

  4. Call for Applications: Gender Inclusive Financial and Non-Financial Services through the ILO’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE-Check)

    08 March 2022

    The International Labour Organization’s “Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19” Project, supported by J.P. Morgan, invites interested business development service providers, financial institutions, government agencies and other organizations that provides assistance to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to submit their application to benefit from the Women’s Entrepreneurship Self-Check (WE-Check) in 2022.

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    Greater investment in care could create almost 300 million jobs

    07 March 2022

    Plugging existing, significant, gaps in care services could generate almost 300 million jobs and create a continuum of care that would help to alleviate poverty, encourage gender equality, and support care for children and the elderly, says new ILO report released ahead of International Women’s Day.