News and press releases

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.

  6. ILO and DOLE spearhead stakeholders’ consultation on the new Department of Migrant Workers (DMW) in the Philippines, in collaboration with IOM, UN Women and UN Migration Network

    03 March 2022

    The consultation series is supported by the joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme, the IOM-ILO-UN Women BRIDGE Programme, and the UN Migration Network in the Philippines.

February 2022

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    ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first

    25 February 2022

    The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.

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    Women entrepreneurs connect across ASEAN

    24 February 2022

    Networking event helps women entrepreneurs forge business relationships and draw strength and inspiration from their peers across ASEAN.

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    Move beyond ambition to action, urges ILO Director-General

    22 February 2022

    The Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery, organized by the International Labour Organization, opened with a plea by the ILO Director-General for the international community to take action to address the ‘dangerous inequalities’ exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within and among countries.

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    ILO to host a global forum for a human-centred Recovery

    18 February 2022

    Concrete actions to be put forward for a human-centred pandemic recovery.

  5. ILO, ECOP partner for responsible labour practices in rural sectors

    15 February 2022

    The ILO and ECOP bring together businesses in rural sectors of agriculture, fishing and mining to promote compliance on labour standards, occupational safety and health (OSH) and gender equality.

  6. How are business development service providers utilizing ICTs to serve women entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic?

    10 February 2022

    Financial and Business Development Service providers are playing an important role in supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a research collaboration with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programme and the Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19 Project, supported by J.P. Morgan, explored how service providers have adapted Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to deliver services to women entrepreneurs in response to COVID-19.

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    ILO releases the 2022 report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    10 February 2022