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  1. Project

    Safety + Health for All Plantation Workers in South Asia

    23 November 2021

  2. Project

    Safety + Health for All Plantation Workers in South Asia: Sri Lanka Component

    19 November 2021

    The ILO/Japan project on “Safety + Health for All Plantation Workers in South Asia” is being implemented in the framework of the ILO’s Flagship programme “Safety + Health for All”. The project will contribute towards improving the safety and health of workers in plantation sector in South Asia (India, Nepal, Sri Lanka). This page describes the Sri Lanka component under the project.

  3. © ILO 2021

    International Journal of Labour Research

    COVID-19 pandemic: What priorities for Trade Unions?

    16 November 2021

    The 2021 edition of the International Journal of Labour Research explores strategies for workers and their organizations to shape the COVID-19 responses policies and build a human-centred recovery from the pandemic. The journal reveals key findings on various topics of special interest to trade unions and provide guidance on policies in building forward better. Discover three priorities stressed by the Journal for trade unions…

  4. Press release

    Supporting Sri Lankan Youth seize the potential of entrepreneurship, International Labour Organization and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce embark on new partnership

    08 November 2021

    The collaboration is among the many key initiatives of ILO’s South Asia Leadership in Entrepreneurship Programme implemented in Sri Lanka and Nepal, and funded by the U.S. Department of State

  5. Vacancy notice

    Consultancy: An assessment on extension of social security to Domestic workers

    03 November 2021

    The ILO Country Office in Sri Lanka and the Maldives seeks to commission a consultancy on "Extension of social security to Domestic workers". Further details on the assignment, kindly refer to the attached Terms of Reference.

  6. Occupational safety and health

    Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  7. Our impact, their voices

    Standing her ground

    20 October 2021

    Rural women and girls play a crucial yet often overlooked role in food security, nutrition, rural development, and building climate resilience. Arulrahini began farming four decades ago. From cultivating in the backyard of her home to breaking norms as an independent woman farmer, she shares her journey.

  8. Publication

    Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study

    14 October 2021

    Climate change has been identified as the single greatest risk for achieving the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development Goals. In South Asia, the world of work can be affected by various aspects of climate change including extreme heat, flooding or drought, or that can cause a rise in water-borne diseases, dengue or malaria, or bring pests that damage crops, among other disasters. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the risks to the world of work have been magnified in both rural and urban areas, particularly in the informal economy.

  9. Event

    Capacitating State institutions for safe, orderly and regular migration

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) facilitated a series of knowledge enhancement sessions in September 2021 to strengthen the Training of Trainers (ToT) unit of the State Ministry of Foreign Employment Promotion & Market Diversification (SMFEP&MD). This is an activity of the Safe Labour Migration Project, supported by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), that aims to enhance monitoring, reviewing, and implementation of policies and strategic plans relating to labour migration.

  10. Event

    National workshop on wage concepts and wage setting process for informal and home based workers in lower tiers of supply chains

    This capacity-building event will focus on understanding minimum wage-setting systems and methods, calculating wages for piece rated, casual, informal and home based workers engaged in the lower tiers of the global (and domestic) supply chains. The workshop intends to strengthen the capacity of the ILO’s constituents and membership-based organisations of home-based and informal economy workers in Sri Lanka, to design and implement effective wage policies and wage-setting methods, informed by the realities of informal economy workers.