News and articles

  1. Fighting forced labour with education

    04 January 2013

    Nepalese women migrating as domestic workers often risk falling prey to human trafficking. A little knowledge can go a long way towards reducing their vulnerability.

  2. Trekking boosts rural income in Nepal

    26 September 2012

    Following the end of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, the ILO launched a project to promote employment and accelerate peace-building in 2007. Opening new routes for tourism that benefit local people is part of the project.

  3. Towards a greener and fairer society

    01 November 2011

    Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the concept of green jobs as a driving force towards a greener and fairer development path that can support economic and social development at a sustainable level. By Vincent Jagault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  4. Nepali slaves in the Middle East

    14 April 2011

    A video on Nepalese workers trafficked to Middle East. Unscrupulous recruitment agents take huge sums of money from them. Once at destination they are forced to work in appalling conditions. Many are abused by their employers and some may never return alive. Funded by Anti-Slavery International and the International Trade Union Confederation

  5. How Much Does Business Really Bring to HIV Response? Quantifying In-Kind and Financial Contributions of the Private Sector

    01 July 2010

  6. Employment Creation for People Living with HIV and AIDS: Lessons Learned from Nepal

    01 July 2010

  7. Extra earnings to repay loan and educate children; I am free; & Promotion on entrepreneurship in the hill district

    29 January 2009

    Three short stories on three persons in Nepal who benefited from earning extra income under the project of Kamala Irrigation Management Division and ILO Employment Creation and Peace Building based on Local Economic Development (EmPLED)

  8. Moving from poverty to prosperity – women show the smart way

    10 November 2008

    ILO global gender campaign. The Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW), run by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from the Government of Japan has been operating in Cambodia and Viet Nam since 2002 and specializes in training women on their rights and in techniques for increasing their income – including better agricultural methods, handicraft production, or managing their own businesses.

  9. Meeting the challenges of HIV and AIDS workplace policies & programmes in companies with educated workforce

    01 August 2008

  10. Workplace Policies on HIV and AIDS and the Right to Non-discrimination: Pilot Initiatives in Nepal

    01 August 2008