News and press releases

January 2022

  1. ILO launches new online database on trade agreements that include labour provisions

    26 January 2022

    The new database is a one-stop source for information on labour provisions in more than 100 regional trade agreements covering about 140 economies.

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    ILO downgrades labour market recovery forecast for 2022

    17 January 2022

    The ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook Trends 2022 report warns of a slow and uncertain recovery, as the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on global labour markets.

  3. ILO: 2.2 million workers affected by Typhoon Odette in the Philippines

    14 January 2022

    One month since Super Typhoon Odette (Rai) hit the Philippines, a new ILO assessment reveals nearly 2.2 million workers have been directly affected.

  4. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2022

    ILO to release new analysis of labour market and social trends

    11 January 2022

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2022" (WESO Trends), which looks at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global labour market, as it enters its third year.

December 2021

  1. Equipping online facilitation skills to better support MSMEs during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

    20 December 2021

    In an effort to support the recovery of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ILO organized two online workshops on “Online Facilitation and Activity-Based Learning” for capacity building for development organizations and business development service providers in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.

November 2021

  1. Enabling opportunities and solutions for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific

    19 November 2021

    In celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2021, the ILO and ESCAP have collaborated on an event bringing stakeholders together to discuss innovative opportunities and scalable solutions for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific.

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    ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 November 2021

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

  3. Research on the impact of migration on educational outcomes of children of migrants

    18 November 2021

    In collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Innovations for Poverty Action, Yale University is conducting the study "The Impact of Migration on Educational Outcomes of Left-Behind Children: Evidence from the Philippines”.

  4. Research on the impact of migration on educational outcomes of children of migrants

    18 November 2021

    In collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA), and Innovations for Poverty Action, Yale University is conducting the study "The Impact of Migration on Educational Outcomes of Left-Behind Children: Evidence from the Philippines”.

October 2021

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    ILO: Employment impact of the pandemic worse than expected

    27 October 2021

    Ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, ILO warns on stalled global labour market recovery and significant disparities between advanced and developing economies.

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    ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on labour markets

    20 October 2021

  3. A game changer for safe and fair recruitment of domestic workers

    11 October 2021

    ILO launches the Hiring Challenge, a new online game designed to improve understanding of what’s needed for fair and safe recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, China.

September 2021

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    UN Secretary-General calls for accelerated action on jobs and social protection

    28 September 2021

    Deeply diverging recoveries threaten to undermine trust and solidarity and make the world more vulnerable to future crises, including climate change. In response the UN and ILO have established a ‘Global Accelerator’ to help ensure global financing to create 400 million jobs and extend social protection to 4 billion people currently without coverage.

  2. ILO calls for action on social protection and jobs at the UN General Assembly

    21 September 2021

    A human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis on the ILO agenda at the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

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    WHO/ILO: Almost 2 million people die from work-related causes each year

    17 September 2021

    The first WHO/ILO global estimates on disease and injury in the workplace outline the level of preventable premature deaths due to exposure to work-related health risks.

  4. Ship to Shore Rights Programme gets underway in the Philippines

    16 September 2021

    The European Union-funded Ship to Shore Rights Southeast Asia Programme is set to commence its field activities in the Philippines aimed at promoting regular and safe labour migration in the fishing and seafood processing sectors.

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    More than 4 billion people still lack any social protection, ILO report finds

    01 September 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed and exacerbated the social protection gap between countries with high and low income levels.

August 2021

  1. Canva and ILO collaborate to build graphic design skills of women entrepreneurs

    26 August 2021

    In August, the ILO Rebuilding Better project collaborated with Canva to support women entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia develop graphic design skills and improve their online marketing.

  2. ECOP, PhilWEN, ILO launch Diversity and Inclusion Committee

    23 August 2021

    Employers in the Philippines launch a new committee to promote diversity, inclusivity, and gender equality in the workplace.

  3. ILO forecasts slow jobs recovery in ASEAN region

    13 August 2021

    Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine roll out likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery.