Press releases

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2021

  1. ILO, USDOL launch new project to support rural workers

    11 August 2021

    Men and women rural workers will benefit from a new ILO, USDOL partnership to support COVID-19 recovery through decent work, and improve health and safety at work, gender equality and labour law compliance in agriculture, fishing and mining in the Philippines.

  2. ILO to release new report 'COVID-19 and the ASEAN labour market: Impact and policy response'

    09 August 2021

    ILO forecasts slow jobs recovery in ASEAN region. Upward trend in COVID-19 cases and slow vaccine rollout likely to prolong the labour market crisis and hamper recovery.

  3. ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises

    15 July 2021

    Small enterprises and alternative livelihoods will benefit from a new ILO project with the Government of Japan through safer, more digitalized and productive workplaces, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and mitigate the impact on employment and the economy in the Philippines.

  4. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

  5. Informality and exclusion from labour laws remain barriers to decent work for Asia Pacific domestic workers

    15 June 2021

    Ten years after international convention, domestic workers still fight to be recognized as workers and essential service providers, says the ILO

  6. “Explosion” of micro-credential courses proves lifelong learning vital

    19 May 2021

    Conference re-emphasises lifelong learning is key to upskilling, re-skilling and the economic recovery, while recognizing the need for healthy skills ecosystems and quality education.

  7. ILO teams with J.P Morgan to support women entrepreneurs

    18 May 2021

    Women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand looking to recover from the pandemic and build long-term business resilience can receive support through a new initiative launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

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    Long working hours can increase deaths from heart disease and stroke, say ILO and WHO

    17 May 2021

    The number of people working long hours globally has increased over time, to an estimated 479 million workers, or nine per cent of the global population.

  9. Lanao del Sur launches biggest water system with ILO, Japan, MOLE

    30 March 2021

    A new water system built by community members under the ILO Japan Water and Sanitation Project connects six villages in Lanao del Sur to provide clean and safe water, promote decent work and contribute to peacebuilding in the Bangsamoro region amid COVID-19.

  10. UN Philippines rallies behind govt's Jobs Summit to address record-high unemployment

    26 March 2021

    UN Philippines commits support for Government to address Philippine unemployment which, at 10.4 per cent, is the highest the country has seen in 15 years.

  11. Creating a green recovery pathway for the Philippines

    12 March 2021

    Building a better future of work and charting a greener economy can lead to an inclusive and sustainable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic according to Dr Selva Ramachandran, UNDP Philippines Resident Representative and Director Khalid Hassan of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines in a joint Op-Ed.

  12. The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation join forces to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19

    02 February 2021

    The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation have signed a new agreement for the ILO to implement the ‘Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19’ project. Targeting women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, the project will provide support for businesses to recover from the pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models.

  13. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  14. ‘Voices’: Real people, true stories from the world of work

    04 January 2021

    The ILO welcomes 2021 with an innovative, multimedia platform that focuses on first person stories that take readers on a journey into the world of work.

2020

  1. Overcoming the soft skills gap and COVID-19 challenges for women factory and office workers

    17 December 2020

    The ILO, in partnership with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Nestlé piloted the first In Business Online Soft Skills Training to develop soft skills of women and to support their livelihoods during COVID-19.

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    81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    15 December 2020

    Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.

  3. Safe and Fair Philippines celebrates International Day of Ending Violence against Women

    25 November 2020

    Babaeng Biya(hero), the national campaign of Safe and Fair Philippines formally launches actress Maine Mendoza as celebrity champion and continues its commitment in providing more Filipina migrant workers with information and assistance that will support them in achieving a safe and fair migration experience.

  4. ILO Peer Learning Hub for Enterprises in Asia Pacific launched

    13 November 2020

    With enterprises hard hit by COVID-19 and in-person business trainings halted, the ILO Peer Learning Hub for Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific makes training programmes and enterprise support accessible to all.

  5. Safe water, decent work in BARMM amid COVID-19

    09 November 2020

    Households and schoolchildren now have better access to safe water in Maguindanao through a water system built by community members and indigenous peoples under an ILO and the Government of Japan partnership.

  6. ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on Asia-Pacific garment supply chains

    19 October 2020