12 - 15 January 2015
The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Nepal is conducting the third Nepal Labour Force Survey (NLFS-III) in 2015. The NFLS-III aims at updating the employment and unemployment indicators of NLFS-II which was carried out in 2008 and producing a broader range of decent work indicators, and issues such as child labour, labour migration, school-to-work transition survey, occupational safety and health labour migration and informal employment. As a part of ILO’s support to strengthening the technical and institutional capacity of CBS to collect reliable, sex-disaggregated labour market statistics, the ILO Regional Office in Bangkok with the collaboration of the Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal and the ILO Office in Kathmandu organized the Training Workshop for concerned CBS officials on 12 to 15 January 2015 in Kathmandu Nepal.
19 December 2014
Labour, Agricultural Development and Climate Change: Integrating Labour Migration in the Sectoral Policies
27 - 28 October 2014
The main objective of the conference is to draw attention of the Government of Nepal for protecting workers’ fundamental rights.
The Joint ILO-UN Women Regional Workshop on Effective Social and Economic Reintegration of Women Migrant Workers
19 - 21 August 2014
The Joint ILO-UN Women Regional Workshop on Effective Social and Economic Reintegration of Women Migrant Workers was held on the 19 – 21st August 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal. The regional workshop was held with the aim to identify, document and share good practices in the reintegration services and programs for returning women migrant workers, which effectively foster both their social and economic integration.
22 - 24 July 2014
The partners of the "Work in Freedom' programme meet for the Global Partners Meeting
1 July 2014
The Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW) conducted a ToT on safe migration and victims’ assistance to building the capacity of trainers to undertake pre-decision community work with potential migrant women workers.
6 - 13 June 2014
The Department of Labour (DoL), Ministry of Labour and Employment with the ILO, UNICEF, social partners, civil society organizations, major stakeholders and media organizations are organizing a series of activities in Nepal to observe World Day Against Child Labour 2014 in Nepal.
23 - 24 April 2014
Meeting of WIF-Partner organisations in ITC Turin to launch the “Fair Recruitment Initiative”
Memorandum of Understanding of the Nepal Decent Work Country Programme 2013-2017 signed with the Government of Nepal, workers and employers organizations
21 January 2014
The Memorandum of Understanding on the Nepal Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2013-2017 was signed with the government, employers’ and workers’ organizations on 21 January 2014 at the Ministry of Labour and Employment of Nepal. The DWCP 2013-17 serves as the main vehicle for delivering ILO support in Nepal and to realize the overall goal for decent work for all. Further, it promotes decent work as a key component of development policies of the government and social partners as well as of other local actors and cooperating agencies. The DWCP 2013-17 reflects the priorities of the tripartite constituents in Nepal, and is aligned with the national development priorities of the government, strategic priorities of the ILO and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.
ILO to launch new Sub-regional project on labour migration on workers from India, Nepal and Pakistan in Gulf destination countries; Kuwait, Oman and United Arab Emirates
20 December 2013
The ILO will launch a new project - Promoting the Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia through Actions on Labour Market Information, Protection during Recruitment and Employment, Skills and Development Impact to promote well-managed labour migration, ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers and enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce irregular flows in countries of both origin and destination. The project is implemented with the financial support from the European Commission, Delegation of the European Union to Nepal, in Nepal, India and Pakistan from 2013 to 2016. It will be working with the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Nepal, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the India Centre for Migration in India and the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & Human Resource Development in Pakistan.
Dissemination workshop on Country Report: Labour Laws, Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in Nepal (MSEs)
3 December 2013
The ILO conducted a research to develop a better understanding of the role of labour laws and other business regulations in fostering an environment conducive to micro and small enterprise growth, with financial assistance from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD). It forms part of the four country studies in South Asia; Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. This is to share the methodology and findings of the study. In Nepal, four hundred and nine (409) enterprises were surveyed from four sectors: agro processing, carpet & garments, tourism and information technology with five to seventy employees.
29 November - 1 December 2013
This is an ILO-Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MoLRM)joint workshop. The Government of Nepal achieved already impressive moves to address Bonded Labour systems in the agriculture sector. However, new forms of forced labour are emerging that call for the strengthening of the capacities of the relevant national institutions, and for the development of improved and better coordinated action plans. The workshop aims contributing to this objective. The participants include officials from the MoLRM, central and district levels, Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and other concerned Ministries.
Conference of Trade Union Educators: Strengthening Trade Unions through Sustained Trade Union Education
19 - 20 September 2013
The two day conference of sixty (60) trade union educators will discuss on various trade union issues, priorities and strategies of strengthening trade unions through trade union education in Nepal. The conference is a follow-up action of basic trade union education campaigns of All Nepal Federation of Trade Unions (ANTUF), General Federation of Nepalese Trade Unions (GEFONT) and Nepal Trade Union Congress - Independent (NTUC-I). Under this campaign they have organized more than twenty two-day trade union education programmes for their local leaders throughout Nepal. The conference will share the experiences of the trainers, discuss on issues and target groups of regular education and remedies of sustained education programmes in Nepal.
Regional Symposium for Asia and the Pacific: Follow up of the Ratification Campaign and Implementation of ILO Conventions Nos 87 and 98
11 - 13 September 2013
The main purpose of the symposium is to review the ratification campaign since 2010 when the first activity was held in Malaysia and the ratification was launched. Since then a number of activities have taken place and there have been some significant developments in some countries. The symposium which will be held in New Delhi will provide an opportunity for other countries to learn about the strategy. The main outcome expected out of the event is to develop a strategy for the campaign for the next 2 years building up towards 2015 and ILO timeline for universal ratification of fundamental conventions.
25 July 2013
The major objectives of the workshop are to share, disseminate and validate the findings of the study report on informality in construction sector in Nepal. It is to get feedback and suggestions from the relevant stakeholders and actors on the findings of the study. An Action Plan based on the findings of the study report and the spirit of the project's objective will be prepared. There will be fifty-five (55) participants from government, employers' organization, trade unions and ILO.
24 July 2013
The major objectives are to share, disseminate and validate the findings of the study report on informality in tourism sector in Nepal. It is also to get feedback and suggestions from the relevant stakeholders and actors on the findings of the study. Finally, it is to prepare an Action Plan based on the findings of the study report and the spirit of the project's objective. There will be sixty (60) participants from government, employers' Organization, trade unions and ILO.
23 July 2013
The objective is to share the existing definition and scenario of informal economy and its indicators and redefine the informal economy and its indicators in Nepalese context that will be endorsed by the National Steering Committee and included in Labour Law, National Employment Policy and Labour Force Survey. There will be thirty-seven (37) participants from Government, Employers' Organization, Trade Unions organizations and ILO.
15 July 2013
The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) will launch the new “Work in Freedom” programme to fight trafficking of women and girls from South-Asia.
11 - 12 June 2013
The Department of Labour (DoL), Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) together with the ILO, UNICEF, social partners and the civil society organizations are organizing a Media Conference on 11 June 2013 in Kathmandu highlighting the global slogan “No to child labour in domestic work”. Similarly, a Walkathon on 12 June 2013 is organized with the initiation of DoL, in Kathmandu, where around fifteen hundred people concerned with child labour issues are expected to participate. Besides, a wide range of information and awareness raising materials will be disseminated in collaboration with DoL, ILO, UNICEF and Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) to support the Day.
22 - 26 April 2013
The five day Course intends to equip major Nepalese trade unions with trained human resources in strengthening unions' capacity through regular trade union education. There will be twenty-five (25) participants (at least one third women) coming from five major trade union national centres in Nepal. The training focuses on training methodology, adult learning/teaching practices in a participatory approach. It is supported by ILO/ACTRAV Norway Project on Trade Unions for Social Jistice. The unions in support with the project will organize follow-up Trade Union education programs by utilizing the trainers.