What's new

  1. Fact sheet

    Employment and environmental sustainability in Sri Lanka

    01 April 2021

    The Employment and Environmental Sustainability Fact Sheets series provides key indicators of employment and environmental sustainability performance. They include: (i) employment in environmental sectors; (ii) skill levels; (iii) vulnerability of jobs; (iv) jobs in renewable energy; and (v) scoring on the Environmental Performance Index.

  2. COVID-19 and the World of work

    COVID-19: Three priorities to assist Unions in 2021…

    19 March 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected workers and their organizations across the world. From January to March 2021, the efforts of the ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities have addressed three main challenges to assist trade unions. Learn more here...

  3. Video

    Breaking barriers: Amirthalingam Ranjana's story

    18 March 2021

    Women and girls are key agents of development, with gender equality and women's empowerment having the potential to accelarate progress towards the sustianable development goals. Rajana's story, and that of countless others like her, continue to stand testament to the transformative power of women as changemakers.

  4. Event

    2nd UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

    This second regional forum aims at raising awareness about business and human rights issues in South Asia and facilitating the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs).

  5. Consultancy Notice

    INVITATION TO BID : Digital and Social Media Consultancy

    05 March 2021

    ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and Maldives calls for bids for a digital/social media campaign for Healthy Socio Economic Recovery of Micro and Small Enterprises of Sri Lanka

  6. Our impact, Their voices

    Growing a field of dreams

    10 February 2021

    For the many first-time women farmers in the village of Chettikulam, black gram offers new opportunities. Through its work in the agriculture sector, ILO Sri Lanka’s LEED+ project is working with Coops, government officials, and private sector to create sustainable livelihoods, and empowered communities.

  7. New Study

    Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188): Netting Gains for Sri Lanka

    02 February 2021

    This study was commissioned to identify how the ratification of C 188 convention by the Government of Sri Lanka would impact on different stakeholders. Working in the agriculture and fisheries sector, the ILO's LEED+ project has a strong focus on creating inclusive, decent work opportunities. It is expected that the C 188 Convention, if ratified by the Government of Sri Lanka, will not only promote decent work conditions in the fisheries sector and create additional employment, but also generate significant economic returns to the country.

  8. Publication

    Domestic Workers and Decent Work in Sri Lanka

    05 January 2021

    In repsonse to a Government of Sri Lanka request, this Reporth ighlights key findings from a study which examined the living and working conditions of domestic workers and assessed the current legal and policy gaps to ratify ILO's Decent Work for Domestic Workers Covention (No 189)

  9. © ILO 2021

    APESO 2020

    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.

  10. COVID-19 and the World of Work

    COVID-19 Pandemic: How to combat disinformation?

    08 December 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic creates an opportunity for some people to cause confusion, chaos and public harm through disinformation. How trade unions can contribute to the combat against this?