Press releases

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


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    World is “well off track” to achieve SDG 8, new ILO research finds

    15 September 2023

    ILO analysis of progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 8 (SDG 8) on Decent Work for All, finds much still needs to be done, particularly on social and environmental issues, and offers policy recommendations to speed up progress.

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    ILO-UN Women joint programme on decent employment for women in the care economy concludes with recommendations to address care coverage gaps

    22 August 2023

    A high-level policy dialogue on care, decent employment and macroeconomy organized by the ILO and UN Women highlights the need for increased care investment in Nepal for decent employment opportunities for women through gender-responsive care, sectoral and macroeconomic policies.

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    Generative AI likely to augment rather than destroy jobs

    21 August 2023

    ILO report assesses the impact of generative artificial intelligence on job quantity and quality.

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    Childcare shortfalls having major impact on gender equality in labour markets across Asia and the Pacific

    01 August 2023

    New report highlights impacts of shortfalls in childcare provision in the region, makes recommendations for change at all levels.

  5. ILO launches Phase II of the Bridge Project to continue its support in addressing forced labour in Nepal

    27 July 2023

    The Bridge project, supported by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL) aims to support global and national efforts to combat forced labour, promoting ratification and implementation of ILO Protocol 29 on Forced Labour.

  6. ILO Nepal supports high-level Government orientation programme on contribution-based social security

    03 July 2023

    ILO Nepal supported a high-level discussion on contribution-based social security for Federal and Province level government stakeholders organized by the Social Security Fund (SSF) and the Social Protection Civil Society Network (SPCSN). The two-day orientation programme aimed at strengthening the understanding of the current contributions-based provisions of the SSF, and the role that contributory social security schemes can play in the fiscal sustainability of Nepal's social security system.

  7. Un-tapping the potential of the Nepali Film Industry to generate decent employment for women

    22 June 2023

    A policy dialogue event jointly organized by ILO Nepal and UN Women brought together various stakeholders relevant to the Nepali film industry including government representatives, professionals of the film sector and representatives of development agencies to discuss recommendations to bolster decent employment opportunities for women in the Nepali film industry.

  8. Delegations from three countries visit Thailand as part of the ILO’s capacity and knowledge-building support for social security institutions

    20 June 2023

    A learning visit to Thailand comprising delegations from Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka took place between 30 May and 2 June 2023. The delegation exchanged knowledge, shared challenges, and interacted with officials from the Social Security Office and ILO experts in Bangkok to gain lessons and strategies for creating comprehensive social security systems that extend to all.

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    Make social justice a priority issue on the global agenda, says ILO Director-General

    05 June 2023

    ILO Director-General, Gilbert F. Houngbo, emphasized the need to build a Coalition for Social Justice to fight growing inequalities, at the opening session of the 111th International Labour Conference.

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    Mutually reinforcing crises have worsened the global employment divide

    31 May 2023

    International cooperation aimed at bolstering jobs and social protection can help tackle growing disparities between high and low-income countries, according to new ILO Monitor on the World of Work.

  11. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  12. The International Labour Organization supports in building capacity of social security institution in Nepal

    25 May 2023

    Tripartite Delegation from Nepal, facilitated by ILO-Nepal and ILO-Jakarta and supported by the European Union and Japan, visits Indonesia to discuss social protection system, social security administration, information technology, and management of health insurance systems.

  13. Strengthening bilateral labour migration agreements to protect the rights of women migrant workers

    18 May 2023

    ILO, UN Women and IOM host a Symposium on women migrants workers’ rights under the GOALS programme.

  14. New report on the state of social protection in Nepal

    10 May 2023

    ILO has published a new report that reviews Nepal’s social security system to understand existing protection gaps from the lens of national targets, and international standards and principles.

  15. ILO welcomes the development of National Occupational Safety and Health Programme for Nepal

    28 April 2023

    The Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security, Government of Nepal has taken initiative to develop the first ever National Occupational Safety and Health Programme for Nepal.

  16. Numan Özcan is the Country Director of the ILO Office for Nepal since 1 April 2023

    01 April 2023

  17. Ensure decent work for key workers

    15 March 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.

  18. National Gender Equality Programme launched

    08 February 2023

    "Empowered Women, Prosperous Nepal” (Shashakta Mahila, Sambridhha Nepal) will contribute to the full realization of human rights and agency of Nepalese women, girls and people of diverse genders.


  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  2. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.