The Philippines bolsters its fight against child labour with the launch of new programmes to support the Philippine Program against Child Labor on withdrawing one million Filipino children from child labour and the Sustainable Development Goals calling for the end of child labour in all its forms by 2025.
World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2017
The world faces the twin challenge of repairing the damage caused by the global economic and social crisis and creating quality jobs for the tens of millions of new labour market entrants every year.
Social protection in disasters
ASEAN’s governments, workers and employers recommend strengthening social protection to build better resilience to disasters
ILO and ASEAN member States gather in Manila to share their experiences, and learn from countries in other regions on practices using social protection measures to prepare and respond to natural disasters.
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.