Press releases

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

2022

  1. 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.

  2. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  3. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

  4. Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    25 November 2022

    Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM

  5. ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

    24 November 2022

    This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  6. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  7. © M. Crozet / ILO/OIT 2022

    App helps protect outdoor workers from dangers of the sun

    21 June 2022

    Skin cancer is preventable, yet despite this more than 120,000 people globally died of the disease and more than 1.5 million were diagnosed with it in 2020.

  8. © Kate Holt / Solidarity Center 2022

    Only six per cent of domestic workers have comprehensive social protection, says ILO

    16 June 2022

    Domestic workers make an important contribution to society, providing vital care for families and households, but they remain undervalued.

  9. ILO: Labour market recovery goes into reverse

    23 May 2022

    Recovery in the global labour market is threatened by multiple and interlinked global crises, as well as increasing inequalities, according to the latest ILO report on the world of work.

  10. © A. Nguyen / ILO 2022

    New guide offers insights to business on employing people with disability in the Asia Pacific Region

    30 March 2022

    Updated ILO resource aims to help companies looking to provide accessible and supportive workplaces.

  11. New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected

    25 March 2022

    The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.

  12. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first

    25 February 2022

    The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.

  13. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    Move beyond ambition to action, urges ILO Director-General

    22 February 2022

    The Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery, organized by the International Labour Organization, opened with a plea by the ILO Director-General for the international community to take action to address the ‘dangerous inequalities’ exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within and among countries.

  14. © Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women 2022

    New ILO/WHO guide urges greater safeguards to protect health workers

    21 February 2022

    The joint publication encourages countries to strengthen the protection of health workers by improving the management of occupational health and safety at national, sub-national and health facility levels.

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    Crucial changes needed to protect workers’ health while teleworking

    02 February 2022

    New analysis from the ILO and WHO sets out recommendations for safe and productive hybrid and teleworking.

2021

  1. 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.

  2. © Mark Chaves / Unsplash 2022

    ILO: The world needs a global accelerator for jobs and social protection

    14 October 2021

    In a statement to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of a two-track recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and emphasized the need to increase investments in universal social protection, decent work and a just green transition. 

  3. Join the ILO’s global campaign for ratification of Violence and Harassment Convention

    25 June 2021

    Public urged to take part in the campaign to raise awareness of violence and harassment in the workplace and to encourage their governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 190.

  4. © Andrey Popov 2022

    First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force

    21 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization is to launch a global campaign to promote ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention.

  5. Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    11 June 2021

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn that the pandemic context may threaten Nepal’s progress in eradicating child labour.