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  1. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2018

    International Youth Day 2018

    Creating Safe Spaces for Youth in the World of Work

    10 August 2018

    "Join us on International Youth Day in committing to step up actions to promote safe spaces for young people that enhance their opportunities to secure decent work," says ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  2. News item

    Paving the Path to sustainability - Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka

    02 August 2018

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives facilitated a validation workshop where the findings of a rapid assessment study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder (TSH) sector in Sri Lanka

  3. News item

    Sri Lankan government pledges to combat human trafficking

    02 August 2018

    The ILO project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP) funded by the US Department of States, Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) organised an awareness raising march to mark the “World day against Trafficking in Persons”, 30 July 2018.

  4. Consultancy Opportunity

    To develop a coordination mechanism to increase collaboration between Ministries ( Labour, Agriculture and Education )

    31 July 2018

    ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka & Maldives calls for expression of interest from experienced qualified institutions/individuals to conduct a detailed study to map existing relevant policies and programs and assess their potential role in creating a local/national social protection mechanism for the children engaged in WFCL and/or vulnerable to child labour in Sri Lanka

  5. Event

    Validation Workshop on a Study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be hosting a validation workshop on a study on the State of Decent Work in the Tea Smallholder Sector in Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, 1st August at the Movepick Hotel in Colombo.

  6. © Steve McCurry 2018

    Article

    Labour rights: The means to tackle human trafficking

    27 July 2018

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the regional director for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Asia and the Pacific. The ILO currently has nine programmes against forced labour and human trafficking worldwide, four of them are in Asia and the Pacific.

  7. Event

    March Against Human Trafficking

    ILO, SLBFE and Migrant Trainees will be marching to raise awareness on Human Trafficking on Wold Day Against Trafficking in Persons

  8. Vacancy notice

    Support re-establishing and building resilience among micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) in flood affected communities

    25 July 2018

    ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka & Maldives calls for proposals from qualified institutions/individuals with experience to lead the implementation of developing a programme in increasing the resilience of micro, small, and medium (MSM) entrepreneurs in Rathnapura and Kaluthara flood-affected areas.

  9. Decent work and climate resilience

    Green jobs, the key to sustainable development in Asia-Pacific

    25 July 2018

    The ILO defines green jobs as good for the environment, good for the economy and good for people. Watch this three-minute animation on how we can build a better, more sustainable future for women and men around the world by making our work greener.

  10. Publication

    Labour Migration, Skills Development and the Future of Work in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries

    20 July 2018

    This paper maps in broad terms the present and future demand for migrant workers in the GCC countries, particularly those from Asian countries of origin, by highlighting key trends as well as the complex government challenges, constraints, and responses in a globalized world.