Press releases

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  1. Media Advisory: ILO to publish the 2012 edition of the World of Work Report

    24 April 2012

    Manila (ILO News) - The ILO will launch its annual report “World of Work Report 2012: Better Jobs for a Better Economy” on Monday 30 April 2012. The new study examines the performance of different countries since the start of the global crisis through the prism of the quantity and quality of jobs. The new study, along with all associated material and information are embargoed until 07:01 a.m. on Monday, 30 April (Manila time).

  2. New database on national responses to global economic crisis

    20 April 2012

    Manila (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Bank (WB) have created a comprehensive new database that for the first time lists and examines the policy responses taken by 77 countries since the start of the financial and economic crisis.

  3. Young leaders voice concerns on youth employment in the Philippines

    19 April 2012

    Young Filipino leaders raised concerns on youth unemployment and migration, access to information, education and training, protection and promotion of workers’ rights in a recent youth employment forum held in Manila. The forum joined by over a hundred youth, was an opportunity to review the draft National Action Plan for Youth and discus the challenges that face many young people today.

  4. Over a hundred young Filipino leaders gather to discuss youth employment crisis

    29 March 2012

    Over a hundred youth leaders and representatives met with government agency officials, workers and employers group, academe, and civil society organizations in a youth employment forum dubbed, “Kahit Saan, Kahit Kailan: Marangal na Trabaho para sa Kabataan Matatagpuan (Any Time, Any Where: Decent Work for Young Filipinos).” The forum is part of the International Labour Organization’s declaration of March as youth employment month and of a series of nationwide action planning workshops that seeks to address concerns on youth employment and migration in the Philippines.

  5. Sustainable reintegration services for Thai, Filipino migrants showcased in ILO-EU conference

    27 March 2012

    Sustainable return and reintegration support services for Thai and Filipino migrant workers were showcased in a Conference today, held under the auspices of a technical cooperation project implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO), with support from the European Union (EU).

  6. 100 days after Sendong: Time to restore livelihoods through decent jobs

    26 March 2012

    One hundred days after Sendong, many storm-affected individuals are in search of decent jobs to rebuild their lives and to restore their livelihoods. Regie Loyola, 29, was one of the 624,000 people whose livelihoods had been affected when Tropical Storm Sendong hit many parts of Northern Mindanao last December 2011. “Livelihoods were washed out by the storm,” said Regie, a helper and mechanic assistant. “Many storm-affected people are searching for jobs after the storm to feed their children and to help their families survive. But it is hard for me to look for a job because I did not finish high school.”

  7. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    09 March 2012

    MANILA (ILO News) - You’ve got two minutes to tell your story! You can make a difference! The ILO launches a video contest for young people to show how the global jobs crisis is affecting them and their communities.

  8. ILO and the Embassy of Finland increase support to indigenous peoples in the Philippines

    29 February 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Embassy of Finland in Manila agreed to increase support to indigenous peoples in the Philippines, mainly the T’boli and Ubo tribes in Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.

  9. Global Employment Trends 2012: World faces a 600 million jobs challenge, warns ILO

    24 January 2012

    The world faces the “urgent challenge” of creating 600 million productive jobs over the next decade in order to generate sustainable growth and maintain social cohesion, according to the annual report on global employment by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  10. ILO to issue annual report on global employment trends and jobs crisis

    19 January 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will issue its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET) against the background of a lingering jobs crisis and the prospects of a further deterioration of economic activity.


  1. Outstanding stories on indigenous peoples recognized ILO pays tribute to indigenous peoples, journalists

    14 December 2011

    Indigenous peoples took the center stage as eleven stories about them were recognized in a thematic year-end reception organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for the Philippines on 12 December 2011 in Makati City.

  2. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  3. New ILO Global Report on Equality at Work 2011 Global economic crisis opens up new space for discrimination at work, ILO says

    16 May 2011

    MANILA (ILO News) – In a new study, the International Labour Office (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour.

  4. Window of opportunity for Asia to improve gender equality at work - ILO, ADB

    29 April 2011

    MANILA (ILO News): Asian countries have a window of opportunity to tackle gender inequality in their labour markets and support sustainable crisis recovery, according to a new report prepared jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  5. ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011

    MANILA (ILO NEWS): A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the by the International Labour Organization (ILO)* and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on May 1.

  6. ILO press conference to spotlight child labour in the Philippines - 5 April 2011, Quezon City

    31 March 2011

    MANILA (ILO News) – As the school year ends and millions of children in the Philippines look forward to their summer vacation, there are hundreds of thousands who will get no holiday – child labourers. These children – who are mostly from rural areas - have no choice but to keep working and earning to help their families, even if their workplaces are hazardous.

  7. Asia Pacific job recovery lagging economic growth, says ILO report: ILO Global Employment Trends 2011; cites concerns including inflation, youth unemployment, working poverty

    25 January 2011

    MANILA (ILO News) – With global unemployment, as officially measured, at record highs for the third straight year since the start of the economic crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned that weak recovery in jobs is likely to continue in 2011, especially in developed economies.


  1. ILO says long “labour market recession" worsens social outlook in many countries

    01 October 2010

    A new report by the research arm of the ILO says a long “labour market recession” is worsening the social outlook in many countries. The new study entitled “World of Work Report 2010 – from one crisis to the next?” acknowledges that three years into the crisis, the global economy has resumed growing, with some countries witnessing encouraging signs of employment recovery – significantly in emerging economies in Asia and Latin America.

  2. RBAP partners with ILO & Gates Foundation to expand microinsurance to millions of low income Filipinos

    25 August 2010

    Rural Bankers Association of the Philippines (RBAP) research and training arm, the Rural Bankers Research and Development Foundation, Inc. (RBRDFI), will receive a US$ 100,000 grant from the International Labour Organization (ILO) under the Microinsurance Innovation Facility. This collaboration aims to support RBAP members in partnering with insurance companies to offer microinsurance.

  3. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.