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
  • Paris Climate Conference (COP 21)

    How Philippines recovered from disaster through decent work

    In the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), and as climate change exacerbates weather-related disasters around the globe, the ILO is working with local communities in the Philippines to make them more resilient to future storms. At the forthcoming Paris Climate Conference (COP 21), the ILO will advocate that the climate change and decent work agendas are mutually supportive.

  • Key Indicators of the Labour Market 2015

    Workers are becoming more educated, although not always finding suitable jobs

    The new edition of the ILO online reference tool analyses the link between education and access to the labour market.

  • 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.

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.