Press releases

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


  1. 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.

  2. Two of the Members of the Rock Band 1974 AD join hands with the ILO in the fight against Child Labour

    12 June 2016

  3. Strengthening Public Employment Services in Nepal

    18 March 2016

    The activity took place in Kathmandu from 14 to 17 March 2016 as part of the Labour Market Information and Employment Service (LIfE) Project, funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

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    A better way for Pakistani migrant workers to combat exploitation

    10 February 2016

    An internet service will make it easier for Pakistani workers abroad to make formal complaints in cases of alleged deception in recruitment or exploitation in employment.


  1. Assessing the economic contribution of labour immigration in Nepal

    27 November 2015

    The national consultation seminar is jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Promoting safe migration from Nepal: Foreign Employment Information and Counselling Center inaugurated at the Kathmandu Labour Village

    08 October 2015

    The ILO, European Union, Foreign Employment Promotion Board and the Non-Resident Nepali Association collaborated to open a Foreign Employment Information and Counselling Center at the Labour Village in Kathmandu. The Center was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of State Mr Tek Bahadur Gurung, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  3. Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness through Social Dialogue

    02 October 2015

    The Human Resources Society Nepal, in collaboration with the ILO, organized a half-day Knowledge Sharing Workshop on “Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness through Social Dialogue in the Nepalese enterprises” in Kathmandu today. The event was highly appreciated by the practicing managers of the Nepalese private sector who enthusiastically participated in the programme.

  4. World Day against Child Labour - 2015

    11 June 2015


  1. ILO welcomes 'landmark' SAARC labour migration commitments

    29 November 2014

    The ILO welcomes Kathmandu Declaration committing to improve labour migration processes.

  2. ILO Regional Director calls for SAARC countries to come together for a fair agenda for migrant workers

    23 September 2014

    He expressed his high hopes that forthcoming SAARC Summit will include an agenda item on migrant workers.

  3. New recommendations for reintegrating returning migrants

    18 September 2014

    Migrants returning to their home countries need more comprehensive help to reintegrate successfully in their communities.

  4. ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific concluded his mission to Kathmandu with a sense of unequivocal support to and a great optimism for Nepal

    10 April 2014

    The International Labour Organization's Assistant Director General and Regional Director, Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, visited Nepal from 6 to 9 April 2014. The visit was part of his relentless commitment to reinforce relations with the ILO constituents at country level.

  5. Signing of joint initiative with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to protect women and girls from trafficking

    03 April 2014

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and the ILO Nepal signed a partnership agreement for implementation of the Work in Freedom Programme funded by the Government of UK/ Department for International Development (DFID).

  6. Signing of Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme

    28 March 2014

    On 28 March 2014, the ILO and the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR), Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development signed an agreement for the implementation of the routine maintenance component under the Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP).


  1. Promoting Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia Project launching

    20 December 2013

    The new Project with the European Union (EU) will contribute to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce unregulated migration.

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    New support to protect girls and women from ‘modern day slavery’

    15 July 2013

    The ILO and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) partner to combat trafficking of women and girls with major new project in South Asia and the Middle East.

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    DFID, ILO to launch new initiative to tackle trafficking of women and girls

    10 July 2013


  1. Way Out of Informality - Project launching

    10 December 2012

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and ILO, jointly hosted a national tripartite workshop to launch the project and facilitate policy dialogue amongst the stakeholders to prioritize policies and interventions during its implementation phase.

  2. Project "Way out of Informality" signed

    29 November 2012

    On 29 November 2012, the Ministry of Finance and the ILO Nepal signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the Project “Way Out of Informality”. The five years Project, funded by the Government of Japan, will cover Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and will aim at facilitating formalization of informal businesses and workers. The Nepal component is to be implemented through a partnership involving ILO, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations.

  3. "Momentous" new agreement to promote child rights and child protection in South Asia

    28 August 2012

    The Regional Secretariat of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC), a South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Apex Body and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU aims to reinforce the two organizations' work on child rights and child protection by improving cooperation beween them.