News and press releases

August 2023

  1. ILO, EU, Stella Maris partner to protect Filipino migrant fishers

    02 August 2023

    The ILO, with support from the European Union, and Stella Maris join forces to capture experiences of return migrant fishers and develop a comprehensive pre-departure orientation in the Philippines to combat abuses, forced labour and human trafficking.

  2. Employers need to do more to support breastfeeding women in the workplace –UNICEF, ILO

    01 August 2023

    UNICEF and the ILO urge employers in the Philippines to do more to support breastfeeding mothers in the workplace, which is good for mothers, babies and businesses.

July 2023

  1. Mutual recognition of skills between workers in Thailand and the Philippines makes progress

    27 July 2023

    Collaboration between Thailand and the Philippines will benefit warehouse and forklift operators by mutually recognizing skills in both countries, through the support from ILO/Korea Partnership programme.

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    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

June 2023

  1. ILO Director-General concludes first ever Philippines visit with call for more social dialogue

    28 June 2023

    Three-day visit includes meetings with President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., social partners, migrant workers and a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Philippines joining the ILO.

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    More than one in four workers in South-East Asia employed in global supply chains

    27 June 2023

    International Labour Organization Working Paper highlights scale of South-East Asian labour market engagement in global supply chains as well as need for strengthened policy and enhanced skills development to maximise decent work benefits.

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    New social contract would lead to bright future for global maritime industry

    27 June 2023

    ILO Director-General delivers keynote speech to mark opening of Seafarer Summit 2050 in the Philippines.

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    ILO Director-General Houngbo to hold first official visit to the Philippines

    23 June 2023

    As the Philippines marks its 75th anniversary of ILO membership, ILO Director-General Houngbo will make his first official visit in the country to promote the Global Coalition for Social Justice, which aims to address growing inequalities and persistent poverty, as well as ensure decent work.

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    ILO launches new strategy to achieve decent work for domestic workers

    15 June 2023

    With the global demand for domestic workers likely to grow, the International Labour Organization steps up action to ensure they have access to decent work.

May 2023

  1. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  2. ILO, Quezon City convene dialogue to enhance Migrant Workers Resource Centre

    04 May 2023

    The Quezon City Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) convened a dialogue with more than a hundred returning migrant workers and provided services to strengthen reintegration.

  3. Philippines launches Healthy Workplace Initiative on SafeDay

    02 May 2023

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the Philippines rolls out its National Policy Framework on the Promotion of Healthy Workplace.

April 2023

  1. ILO issues wage protection guidance for migrant workers

    27 April 2023

    Many migrant workers face wage-related abuses, including non-payment and delayed payment of wages.

  2. TESDA collaborates with ILO to hold meeting on application of XR technology in TVET delivery

    19 April 2023

    The meeting aims to present innovative XR-enabled solutions for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) delivery, lifelong learning and skills development.

  3. Equipping Asia-Pacific youth with entrepreneurial skills for sustainable growth

    10 April 2023

    Youth in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines learn entrepreneurship and soft skills using the ILO’s activity-based learning tools.

March 2023

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    Progress on better social protection for 30 million people

    27 March 2023

    The annual Development Partners meeting of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, noted significant progress in expanding and improving access to social protection globally.

  2. Why the unemployment rate is a weak metric of decent work in Asia and the Pacific

    24 March 2023

    The unemployment rate is widely used internationally to assess the performance of a country’s labour market. However, it is a considerably less useful indicator in the Asia-Pacific region.

  3. Ensure decent work for key workers

    15 March 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.

  4. © Saleh Hayyan/Gabreez/ILO 2023

    Climate Action for Jobs initiative boosts action to support a just transition

    14 March 2023

    Building on the outcomes of the UN climate change conference, members of the Climate Action for Jobs initiative welcomed new board members and discussed ways to scale up support and collaboration to advance a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

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    ILO launches regional operational guidelines on fair and ethical recruitment for ASEAN regulators

    09 March 2023

    New guidelines provide practical information to help regulators protect migrant workers in the region from abusive recruitment practices.