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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    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.

  • Child labour

    Philippines bolsters fight against child labour

    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.

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    World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2017

    Global unemployment expected to rise by 3.4 million in 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.

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.