Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO-New Delhi Office. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.

2017

  1. © Made By Survivors 2017

    India ratifies both fundamental ILO Conventions on Child Labour

    13 June 2017

    Historic move confirms India’s “commitment to a child labour free society”. Ratification means that almost all children in the world are covered by Convention No. 182, while coverage of Convention No. 138 jumps from 60 per cent of the world’s children to 80 per cent.

  2. ILO welcomes major step to end child labour in India

    13 April 2017

    India will have ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions.

  3. Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    10 March 2017

    On March 9 Lok Sabha passed the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act. The bill is aimed at benefiting about 1.8 million women in the organized sector.

  4. Abu Dhabi Dialogue

    23 January 2017

    The Abu Dhabi Dialogue is a Ministerial level regional consultative process on migration between the Gulf States and the Colombo Process countries (migrant origin countries of Asia).

2016

  1. Guy Ryder welcomes BRICS countries’ will to boost growth and decent work

    28 September 2016

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.

  2. Director-General ILO visits India to attend the 2nd BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting

    26 September 2016

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO and a team of senior ILO officials will be attending the BRICS Employment Working Group and BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in New Delhi.

  3. Rajya Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    12 August 2016

    On 11th August Rajya Sabha passed the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act that seeks to provide 26 weeks of maternity leave to working women and 12 weeks to commissioning mothers. It also introduces an enabling provision of "work from home" for nursing mothers.

  4. Lok Sabha passes bill prohibiting employment of any child below the age of 14

    25 July 2016

    'The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Amendment Bill' makes employment of children below 14 years as cognizable offence for employers and provides for penalty for parents.

  5. Interview with ILO Director-General: India’s success vital for End of Poverty initiative to succeed

    12 July 2016

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder, who was on a five-day visit to India, predicts that despite the government redoubling its manufacturing push, the sector in India is unlikely to end up on the lines of the Chinese one. An interview with Indian Express Newspaper.

  6. Guy Ryder, Director-General ILO, meets Honourable Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Bandaru Dattatreya

    07 July 2016

    ILO and the Ministry of Labour and Employment discuss India’s increasingly critical role in the global economy and what the future of work looks like from an Indian perspective.

  7. Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director Asia and Pacific ILO, meets with the domestic workers community at Rangpuri Pahari

    06 July 2016

    Women domestic workers share their personal experiences with Nishimoto and talk about bringing a change.

  8. Guy Ryder, Director-General ILO, visits the Domestic Workers Sector Skills Council at Prayas

    06 July 2016

    The DG speaks about the shared vision of achieving rights and protection of domestic workers with the Domestic Workers Sector Skill Council and partners.

  9. Guy Ryder, Director-General of ILO, visits India

    05 July 2016

    This is the Director-General’s second visit to India. During his five-day tour he will be meeting withthe Hon. Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, ILO constituents and other stakeholders.

  10. ILO CO-New Delhi and the Micro Small Medium Enterprise Technology Development Centre (MSME TDC) Agra sign the Technical Collaboration Agreement on SCORE

    14 June 2016

    The ILO Country Office for India and the Micro Small Medium Enterprise Technology Development Centre (MSME TDC) Agra, Ministry of MSME sign a Technical Collaboration Agreement on the 13th of June on ‘Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises’ (SCORE). The objective is to improve productivity and working conditions of the foundry units in India and to help enterprises participate better in the global supply chains.

  11. © Metin Aktas / Anadolu Agency 2017

    Poverty goal of 2030 Agenda at risk without decent work

    18 May 2016

    After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.

  12. Trafficking of women, chasing away our own demons and women’s rights

    08 March 2016

2015

  1. India ratifies the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention and the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    09 October 2015

    India is the 31st ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 185 and the 66th to ratify the MLC, 2006

  2. ILO Deputy Director-General meets Indian officials

    05 October 2015

    During her visit to New Delhi, Ms Sandra Polaski paid a courtesy call on Mr Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, as well as other officials at MOLE.

  3. ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy visits India

    04 October 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Ms Sandra Polaski visits India to meet with the constituents and other stakeholders.

  4. ILO Asian chief meets UN Resident Coordinator in India

    11 August 2015

    ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Nishimoto, met the Resident Coordinator for the United Nations and the UNDP Resident Representative for India, Mr Yuri Afanasiev, along with the United Nations country team.