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.


  1. The numbers game: Measuring progress on the decent work agenda

    05 June 2018

    Where are the gaps in data collection on labour force in South Asia? And, why this affects successful monitoring of the SDG targets? Labour Statistician, Jean-Marie Hakizimana, demystifies key issues.

  2. “Ensuring occupational safety and health in the unorganized sector is the biggest challenge for a country like India”

    27 April 2018

    On world day for safety and health at work, the ILO talks to Avneesh Singh — Director General of DGFASLI (Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes). Dr Singh says that safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental human right and that India is taking definitive steps to ensure that every worker is protected and cared for.


  1. Ease of mobility and skills recognition seen as priorities in wide-ranging India-EU migration agenda

    26 September 2017

    The International Labour Organization and International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) hosted a dialogue on migration and mobility between India and the EU.

  2. Caring for miners: Coal India Limited promotes VCT@WORK in India

    25 September 2017

  3. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  4. “Decent Work for Domestic Workers”: All India Jingle Writing Competition

    09 August 2017

    ILO launches a jingle competition to recognize ‘Domestic Work is Work”. This competition is organized by the ‘Work in Freedom Programme’ of the International Labour Organization.

  5. Indian government and the ILO jointly-launch ‘Aarambh’ – a unique app to maintain rural roads

    31 July 2017

    The application’s usage aims at enhancing the service delivery of the state level institutions in planning and implementing performance based rural roads maintenance contracts.

  6. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  7. ILO Director-General: BRICS countries play a key role in tackling global world of work challenges

    27 July 2017

    Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.

  8. Skilling migrants: A triple win for government, migrant workers and employers

    26 July 2017

    The International Labour Organization calls for collaboration and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders to ensure skills training and recognition for migrant workers.

  9. ILO Director-General to attend the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in China

    24 July 2017

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, will be attending the third meeting of labour and employment ministers of BRICS countries from 26 to 27 July 2017.

  10. ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy visits India

    21 July 2017

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Deborah Greenfield, set to visit India to attend the inter-regional expert forum on Skills and Migration and meet ILO constituents.

  11. © Made By Survivors 2018

    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.

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

    13 April 2017

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

  13. 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.

  14. 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).


  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.