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2024

  1. 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.

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    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.

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.

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    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.

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    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

  4. 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.

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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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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    New social contract would lead to bright future for global maritime industry

    27 June 2023

    ILO Director-General delivers keynote speech to mark opening of Seafarer Summit 2050 in the Philippines.

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    ILO Director-General Houngbo to hold first official visit to the Philippines

    23 June 2023

    As the Philippines marks its 75th anniversary of ILO membership, ILO Director-General Houngbo will make his first official visit in the country to promote the Global Coalition for Social Justice, which aims to address growing inequalities and persistent poverty, as well as ensure decent work.

  11. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  12. ILO issues wage protection guidance for migrant workers

    27 April 2023

    Many migrant workers face wage-related abuses, including non-payment and delayed payment of wages.

  13. TESDA collaborates with ILO to hold meeting on application of XR technology in TVET delivery

    19 April 2023

    The meeting aims to present innovative XR-enabled solutions for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) delivery, lifelong learning and skills development.

  14. Ensure decent work for key workers

    15 March 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.

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    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.

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    ILO to release new analysis of global labour markets and social trends

    10 January 2023

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023", which looks at the impact of economic slowdown on the global labour market.

2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.