Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Nepal.

2018

  1. Nepal launches contribution-based Social Security Scheme

    27 November 2018

    The Government of Nepal launched its contribution-based Social Security Scheme today. The contribution-based social security scheme is funded through the contributions made by the workers and the employers. This is a historical step towards achieving decent work for all.

  2. New Decent Work Country Programme for Nepal launched

    15 October 2018

    Nepal launched its Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 on two priorities.

  3. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

2017

  1. National Dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation

    16 October 2017

    A national-level dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation was organized in Kathmandu on 16 October 2017 by the Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance (UNNATI) programme.

  2. Consultation Meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal

    13 October 2017

    A consultation meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal was organized in Kathmandu on 13 October 2017.

  3. ILO supported SNRTP Project organizes Annual Progress Review and Planning Workshop

    07 August 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) supported Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP) organized its annual progress review and planning workshop for its 36 working districts.

  4. ILO launches a new initiative to promote inclusive growth in the agricultural sector

    19 July 2017

    The partnership launch aims to highlight the importance of improving advocacy for responsible business, including rights and good corporate governance in four value chains: orthodox tea, ginger, dairy and cardamom in seven hilly districts of eastern Nepal.

  5. ILO meets with the newly appointed Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment

    17 July 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) pays a courtesy call to the newly elected Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Farmullha Mansur.

  6. President of Nepal: Women’s empowerment underpins equal, just and peaceful societies

    15 June 2017

    Societies cannot prosper under conditions of gender discrimination and inequality, said Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the World of Work Summit of the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference.

  7. President of Nepal to address the ILO at the World of Work Summit

    14 June 2017

    The Right Honourable President, Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari to address the International Labour Organization’s World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

  8. ILO congratulates newly elected President and Office bearers

    27 April 2017

  9. The ILO Gallup survey shows that the majority of men and women believe that it is acceptable for women to work.

    08 March 2017

    In Nepal 83 per cent of those surveyed are in this view. The ILO Gallup World Poll surveyed 149,000 adults in 142 countries. It is representative of more than 99 percent of the global adult population.

  10. ILO launches a new initiative to eradicate forced labour

    13 February 2017

    The ILO Office in Nepal organized the official launch of the “The Bridge Project - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour” in Lalitpur, Nepal. The project will support the Government of Nepal’s efforts in the fight against forced labour.

  11. Organizations join forces to tackle invisibility of South Asia’s brick kilns

    26 January 2017

    Brick by Brick report highlights working conditions and practices affecting millions of people and hundreds of thousands of animals in the industry every day.

2016

  1. ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue

    14 December 2016

    "Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. ILO Director-General to visit Nepal

    12 December 2016

    Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder visiting Nepal from 13 to 15 December 2016 to mark 50 years of development partnership.

  3. ILO and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) discuss steps for creating an enabling business environment

    05 September 2016

    The meeting focused on the policy environment and practical issues related to business development, employment creation, industrial relation and promoting social dialogue.

  4. ILO and Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Labour (MoLE/DoL), collaborate to strengthen functioning of employment services in Nepal

    29 August 2016

    The ILO and Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Labour, Nepal are jointly organizing the capacity development training on counselling and employer services to enhance knowledge on labour market information and employment services and strengthen capacity on counselling and employers services.

  5. ILO Regional Director for Asia Pacific makes official visit to Nepal

    01 July 2016

    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, concluded her five-day visit to Kathmandu with a sense of praise and a great optimism for Nepal and its people.

  6. Joint Press Statement End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business! World Day Against Child Labour 2016 (in Nepali)

    12 June 2016

    A joint press statement from the Government of Nepal represented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) calls out to everyone to join hands to end child labour in supply chains. The joint statement is released on the occasion of the World Day Against Child labour, 12 June 2016.