ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)

Welcome to the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) website. The ILO strives with partners to achieve decent work for all. It promotes social justice and internationally-recognized human and labour rights. It is the United Nations agency where governments, employers and workers have, through a tripartite structure, equal voice in improving conditions and life at work. Read more
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    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Flash mob, toolbox talks rally workplace safety

    Youth rise up against workplace accidents and illnesses through flash mob and toolbox talks to mark the 2017 World Day for Safety and Health at Work in the Philippines.

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    Our impact, their story

    “Fly now, pay later”: One of the traps for migrant workers

    How a Fair Recruitment Programme led by the ILO in the Philippines, Nepal, Jordan and Tunisia helps protect migrant workers against deceptive hiring practices and abusive working conditions, if not worse.

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    Our impact, their stories

    Job skills boost confidence, build peace in Zamboanga

    ILO skills training programme provides decent work opportunities to people affected by the internal conflict in southern Philippines.

Focus on

  1. Disaster response

    Building back better, greener and stronger

    With an average of 20 typhoons a year, the Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. In recent years, storms have been getting stronger and more deadly. Helping stricken communities build back better, the ILO has been especially active over recent years in the Philippines, including responses to Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Bohol earthquake, civil unrest in Zamboanga and Typhoons Washi and Bopha.