Regional Dialogue on Green Growth for Jobs and Social Inclusion: Making the case for a just transition in Asia
Delegates from Asia will exchange knowledge and experiences as well as share policies and initiatives on green jobs and a just transition to green growth.
Modern slavery and child labour
New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.
The Philippines is the first country in Asia to ratify the Labour Relations (Public Service) Convention, 1978 known as ILO Convention 151. The ILO welcomes the concurrence of the Senate in a press statement, which will give the right to decent work to about 2.3 million government employees, civil servants and all persons employed by public authorities in the country.
Special 2017 issue
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.