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
  • Sustainable Development Goals

    Decent work and the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

    Putting job creation at the heart of economic policy-making and development plans, will not only generate decent work opportunities but also more robust, inclusive and poverty-reducing growth. It is a virtuous circle that is as good for the economy as it is for people and one that drives sustainable development.

  • Breastfeeding and Work - Let’s Make it Work!

    ILO, UNICEF & WHO call for stronger support to women for breastfeeding infants at home and work

    The United Nations represented by the ILO, UNICEF and WHO call for a stronger support base in the Philippines to enable women to combine breastfeeding and work, in observance of Breastfeeding Awareness Month this August.

  • From workers in vulnerable employment

    Building back better in the Philippines

    ILO activities in the Philippines are a good example of what can be done to facilitate the transition of workers in vulnerable employment, as they not only brought immediate income to typhoon victims, but also a guaranteed minimum wage, social protection and safety and health.

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.