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.
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.
13 April 2017
India will have ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions.
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.
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).
28 September 2016
Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to foster strong, sustainable and inclusive growth.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
18 May 2016
After a period of significant gains the pace of poverty reduction is threatened by a lack of decent jobs.
08 March 2016
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
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.
04 October 2015
ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Ms Sandra Polaski visits India to meet with the constituents and other stakeholders.
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.