News and press releases

February 2024

  1. © ILO 2024

    Philippines ratifies Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    22 February 2024

    Philippines becomes the 38th country in the world, and the first Asian country, to ratify Convention No. 190.

January 2024

  1. Future-ready workforce through STEM in TVET

    31 January 2024

    The ILO convened teachers, trainers and partners in a summit to integrate STEM in TVET and to reinforce a future-ready workforce as jobs evolve due to rapid technological changes.

  2. Philippines joins Global Coalition for Social Justice alongside 100 partners

    24 January 2024

    In an effort to spur multilateral cooperation and accelerate progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work Agenda, the Philippines joins the first 100 partners of the Global Coalition for Social Justice.

  3. © Anne-Gaëlle Rico 2024

    Global unemployment rate set to increase in 2024 while growing social inequalities raise concerns, says ILO report

    10 January 2024

    Joblessness and the jobs gap have both fallen below pre-pandemic levels but global unemployment will rise in 2024, and growing inequalities and stagnant productivity are causes for concern, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2024 report.

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    ASEAN delegates gain insights from Korea on social protection schemes

    08 January 2024

    Workshop highlights best practices and lessons learned in implementing Employment Injury and Insurance Schemes.

December 2023

  1. Lifelong learning vital for workers and businesses to navigate Asia's skills landscape evolution

    18 December 2023

    Skills experts from across Asia make case for continuous learning in order to keep ahead of momentous changes taking place in workplaces.

November 2023

  1. © JD Ligier / USDA 2024

    Nearly 3 million people die of work-related accidents and diseases

    26 November 2023

    The ILO also estimates that 395 million workers worldwide sustained non-fatal work injuries.

  2. © Ivy Love Rigon/ILO 2024

    ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme launches “Safety and Health at Sea” board game

    22 November 2023

    This innovative board game aims to equip workers in the fishing and seafood processing sectors with essential knowledge about occupational safety and health

  3. © Shutterstock 2024

    Unlocking the potential of digitalization for inclusive social protection in Asia and the Pacific

    13 November 2023

    Opportunities and challenges offered by digitalization of social protection systems highlighted at major event.

October 2023

  1. Women missing out on benefits of labour market growth in Asia and the Pacific

    27 October 2023

    The gap between male and female labour market participation rates remains high despite three decades of economic growth with South Asia home to the biggest differences.

  2. Path ahead for Mutual Recognition of Skills in ASEAN mapped out

    25 October 2023

    Importance of continuing efforts to facilitate free flow of skilled workers within the region discussed.

  3. © KOREATECH 2024

    Korea showcases TVET digitalization to South-East Asian counterparts

    20 October 2023

    ILO/Korea Partnership Programme supports study visit as part of efforts to support digital transformation of ASEAN TVET systems.

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    ASEAN, UNICEF, ILO regional dialogue delivers joint recommendation to advance region’s youth

    18 October 2023

    Discussions focus on steps needed to help young people across ASEAN find decent work amidst rapidly changing employment environment.

September 2023

  1. Boosting core work skills of GEN Z learners

    19 September 2023

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme has helped Filipino teachers to adopt learner-centred approaches, aiming to reduce the country’s skills mismatch.

August 2023

  1. ILO, EU, Stella Maris partner to protect Filipino migrant fishers

    02 August 2023

    The ILO, with support from the European Union, and Stella Maris join forces to capture experiences of return migrant fishers and develop a comprehensive pre-departure orientation in the Philippines to combat abuses, forced labour and human trafficking.

  2. Employers need to do more to support breastfeeding women in the workplace –UNICEF, ILO

    01 August 2023

    UNICEF and the ILO urge employers in the Philippines to do more to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, which is good for mothers, babies and businesses.

July 2023

  1. Mutual recognition of skills between workers in Thailand and the Philippines makes progress

    27 July 2023

    Collaboration between Thailand and the Philippines will benefit warehouse and forklift operators by mutually recognizing skills in both countries, through the support from ILO/Korea Partnership programme.

  2. © Khem Sovannara/ILO 2024

    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

June 2023

  1. 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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    More than one in four workers in South-East Asia employed in global supply chains

    27 June 2023

    International Labour Organization Working Paper highlights scale of South-East Asian labour market engagement in global supply chains as well as need for strengthened policy and enhanced skills development to maximise decent work benefits.