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News and Press releases

  1. © ILO 2020

    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  2. A policy journey towards the elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka.

    14 October 2020

    Sri Lanka has made a significant progress in combating child labour that can be attributed to its well-placed strong welfare policies. This piece of article was prepared for a symposium titled ' A policy journey towards the elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka'.

  3. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  4. International Cooperative Day 2020: COOPS for Climate Action

    03 July 2020

    The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year.

Speeches

  1. Supporting local communities through training on disaster resilience and business continuity planning for MSMEs

    11 December 2018

    Speech by Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the training workshop for Kalutara Government Officers on the Business Continuity Management for Increased Flood Resilience

  2. Women: the bedrock of peace and sustainable development

    05 December 2018

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  3. National Multi-sector Policy Forum on Labour Migration

    02 October 2018

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives

  4. National Tripartite Workshop on Development of National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Programme of Sri Lanka

    25 September 2018

    By Ms Simrin Singh, Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives