Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO-New Delhi Office. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.


  1. © ILO 2020

    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  2. © BRICS 2020

    BRICS commitment to jobs, social protection & social dialogue welcomed by ILO

    09 October 2020

    Higher levels of international cooperation and solidarity will be needed to meet the challenge to labour markets posed by COVID-19, says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  3. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  4. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  5. Launch of "An ILO for All Seasons": Interview with Kari Tapiola

    26 June 2020

    Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.

  6. Act now, to protect children from child labour!

    12 June 2020

    Ms Dagmar Walter’s message on the occasion of World Day Against Child Labour, 2020 for protecting children from COVID-19 pandemic and its impact.

  7. Recovering from the COVID-19 crisis: What policies are needed?

    29 May 2020

    For workers, what risks and opportunities has the COVID-19 crisis brought about? Catelene Passchier, Chair of the Workers’ Group of the ILO Governing Body shares her views on the policies needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. She also calls for more regulation of digital work and enhancement of social dialogue and tripartism to provide social justice and decent work for all.

  8. In times of crisis, solidarity between government, workers and employers is paramount

    13 May 2020

    Statement from ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and India about the evolving COVID-19 response mechanisms in India.

  9. Praises, Promises and a Postal Stamp!

    22 January 2020

    Government of India (GoI) and Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) launched two compendiums and a postal stamp to honour the ILO’s contributions to the country.


  1. Economists laud ILO’s contributions to India

    10 December 2019

    The ILO’s Centenary anniversary was a highlight of 61st Conference of The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE).

  2. ILO builds momentum for women empowerment in India's Public Enterprises

    12 September 2019

    Against the backdrop of weak labour force participation of women in India, ILO supported the development of a network of champions to promote women's leadership in the country’s public enterprises.

  3. © World Future Council 2020

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  4. ILO/World Bank: Increased exports in India can improve jobs, raise wages

    28 February 2019

    The report highlights options on how to expand and widely share the benefits of higher exports.

  5. Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

    14 January 2019


  1. Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) - India

    13 December 2018

    Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited India, a state-owned coal mining company which is the largest producer of coal in the world. ECL currently has a total workforce of over 64,000 plus a large number of contractual workers. ECL operates in the coal belt of Durgapur-Asansol in West Bengal. It is one of the leading public sector companies in India engaged in protecting miners from TB and HIV in collaboration with the national TB and HIV programmes and the ILO.

  2. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) - India

    13 December 2018

    The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), a public sector company in Mumbai, India is the lifeline of the city’s public transportation service, reaching out to three million commuters daily. BEST also supplies electricity to over a million consumers. TB and HIV response of BEST is part of the company’s focus on health and well- being of employees, their families and communities. Having over ten years of technical partnership with the ILO, the company is experiencing several benefits of such an integrated response.

  3. ILO constituents call for quality jobs, transition to formal economy, and environmental sustainability

    20 November 2018

    The India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 outlines how the government, worker and employer organizations will work together for the next five years to ensure a progressive and just future of work for all.

  4. © Jake Guild 2020

    ILO: Strong wage policies are key to promote inclusive growth in India

    20 August 2018

    Despite real wage growth, inequality, informality and gender wage gap persist.

  5. ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

  6. The numbers game: Measuring progress on the decent work agenda

    05 June 2018

    Where are the gaps in data collection on labour force in South Asia? And, why this affects successful monitoring of the SDG targets? Labour Statistician, Jean-Marie Hakizimana, demystifies key issues.