Decent work in the Philippines

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The primary goal of the ILO is to promote opportunities for women and men to obtain Decent Work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity. Decent Work is the opportunity for productive work in which rights are protected, adequate income is generated, and sufficient social protection is provided. Decent Work is the goal of ILO’s constituents - governments, workers and employers.

ILO assistance for the Philippines generally supports the implementation of the Labor Employment Plan, 2011-2016 (LEP), which reflects the commitments of the tripartite constituents to promote and realize the decent work agenda in the country.

The Decent Work Country Programme Outcomes sets out two major priorities (1) Decent Jobs for a Competitive Philippines, and (2) Improved Labour Market Governance. To help realize these, the Office will help strengthen the institutional capacity of workers and employers’ organizations as well as the overall capacity of the country ratify and apply international labour Conventions.

In the UN system, the Decent Work framework is established as one of the priority outcomes in the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). This aims to serve as a vehicle to elevate the priorities of the tripartite partners in the UN System and the overall national development frameworks.

Further information

  1. Decent Work Country Programme

    15 September 2016

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) has been established as the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support to the Philippines.

  2. Decent Work and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF)

    17 November 2015

    The ILO contributes to the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) through the outcome on decent and productive employment for sustained, greener growth and other outcomes to support inclusive, sustainable and resilient development in the Philippines.

  3. Decent Work Country Profile - Philippines

    1 October 2012

    The greatest challenge for the Philippines is to drive the economy to a higher level of growth and job creation. Both real GDP per capita and labour productivity (MDG indicator) barely grew from 1999 to 2002 and it was only in recent years (except during the global financial crisis of 2009) that modest and sustained growth was achieved.

  4. Decent Work Common Agenda

    24 March 2010

    The overall goal of Decent Work is to effect positive change in people’s lives at the national and local levels. In the Philippines, the Decent Work agenda is used to express employment aspirations and policy goals.

  5. Decent Work Caravan

    24 March 2010

    The National Tripartite Advisory Council (NTAC) of the Philippines, identified “localization of Decent Work” as a strategic thrust under its third cycle.

  6. Decent Work Partners

    24 March 2010

  7. Latest ILO Conventions ratified by the Philippines