ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
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  1. ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila)
    19th Floor, Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza
    6819 Ayala Avenue
    Makati City
    1200
    Philippines
    Tel:+63 2 5809900
    Fax:+63 2 8567597

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. More >

Latest

  1. Press release

    EU, ILO and IOM join forces to promote ethical recruitment
    2 April 2014

    The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry.

  2. Advocating breastfeeding

    Why breastfeeding is a truck driver’s issue

    Truck driver Ronaldo Payda believes breastfeeding rights are a man's business too. He took up the cause after he and his wife saw the effects on their new baby.

  3. Japanese Government donates US$3 million to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

    The Japanese Government is to fund a US$3,000,000 project to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) rebuild their livelihoods.

Events and meetings

  1. Training on respecting, protecting and fulfilling of workers’ rights for police officers (Visayas)
    3-4 April, Visayas, Philippines

    The training for the police officers will equip them with knowledge on the principles freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining towards respecting, protecting and fulfilling workers’ rights

  2. ILO-IOM Regional conference on making breakthrough in the implementation of Ethical and Professional Recruitment
    1-2 April 2014, Manila, Philippines

    The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry under the auspices of the 2nd Regional Conference of the Alliance of Asian Associations of Overseas Employment Service Providers (AAA-OESP).

  3. Training on respecting, protecting and fulfilling workers’ rights for the Armed Forces of the Philippines (Visayas)
    1-2 April 2014, Visayas, Philippines

    The training for the armed forces and military officials will equip them with knowledge on the principles freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining towards respecting, protecting and fulfilling workers’ rights.

News items

  1. Power restoration in Mindanao worst typhoon-hit areas

    The Philippine government has committed to restore electricity in all Typhoon Bopha (Pablo) affected areas within 45 days. The ILO supports this by applying a labour intensive approach and engaging workers for power restoration of five affected communities.

  2. Philippines to give child labour a red card

    The Philippines is joining the “Red Card to Child Labour” global campaign to end child labour. The Red Card campaign was announced at the closing of the third Global Child Labour Conference in Brasilia last week, and has already gained the support of Hollywood stars as well as artists and athletes from the around the world.

  3. ILO launches global campaign to end child labour

    Hollywood artists and international athletes support the ILO's Red Card campaign. Athletes from the US to the Philippines have also joined.

Feature articles

  1. The daily struggle of a Haiyan widow

    Jobs are the top priority for many of those whose livelihoods were shattered by Super Typhoon Haiyan. The situation is particularly challenging for women who lost their husbands and became head of household overnight.

  2. 100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

    Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.

  3. Preventing seafaring dreams from turning into nightmares

    The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention on 20 August 2013 has particular resonance in the Philippines – the world’s leading supplier of seafarers. As a result, Filipino seafarers will see huge improvements to their working conditions on board ships.

Publications

  1. Monitoring the implementation of the WHO Global Code of Practice on the International Recruitment of Health Personnel

    In May 2004, the World Health Assembly (WHA) petitioned the World Health Organization (WHO)to develop-in consultation with its Member States and all relevant partners - a code of practice on the international recruitment of health personnel as a global framework for dialogue and cooperation on matters concerning health personnel migration and health systems strengthening.

  2. Nutrition Security and Maternity Protection through Exclusive and Continued Breastfeeding Promotion in the Workplace

    The ILO in partnership with other UN agencies, takes extra effort to support exclusive and continued breastfeeding in the workplace. A joint programme is deemed essential to promote an enabling environment and encourage women workers and nursing mothers to practice exclusive breastfeeding in the formal and informal workplace.

  3. Promoting Decent Work Across Borders: A Philippine based Project for Migrant Health Professionals and Skilled Workers

    Migration trends have shown that skilled nurses and other health professionals while vital, are also globally scarce.

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