ILO Country Office for Nepal (CO–Kathmandu)

  • An interview with ILO Nepal’s Director Richard Howard on the occasion of Labour Day

    Labour Day is about bringing workers together to create a shared sense of solidarity and purpose. It is about working collectively to promote decent work, better working conditions, fair wages and social security.
    Nepal Television interviews Richard Howard, Director of the ILO Country Office for Nepal, on the occasion of Labour Day.
    He, emphasizing that labour is not a commodity but rather a part of our humanity, provides insight on the significance of marking labour day, the new labour law, and ILO’s five decades of work in Nepal among other pertinent issues.

  • The rural economy: An untapped source of jobs, growth and development

    Decent work in the rural economy will be key to fulfilling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals’ pledge to leave no one behind.

  • Women helping women succeed in Nepal

    In Nepal, women entrepreneurs are helping each other succeed by sharing business practices which not only build security and provide for their families; they can also change long-held perceptions about gender and the role of women in society.

    Related information: International Women's Day 2017

  • A day in the life of Road Maintenance Workers

    Tulasi Pangini and Indra Bahadur Sunar, from Kaski, Pokhara are two beneficiaries of the World Bank/ILO road rehabilitation and maintenance project, which use labour-based approaches in the rural communities.


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  2. Women helping women succeed in Nepal

Focus on our projects

  1. Social Dialogue: Improving Labour-Management relations in Nepalese enterprises

  2. ILO-DFID Partnership

    “Work in Freedom”: preventing migrant women and girls from being trafficked