ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi)
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  1. ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India
    Core 4B, 3rd Floor
    India Habitat Centre
    Lodhi Road
    New Delhi-110003
    Tel:+91 11 4750 9200
    Fax:+91 11 2460 2111

ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India (DWT/CO-New Delhi)

The ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT) for South Asia and Country Office for India is a centre of excellence to realize Decent Work for sustainable social and economic development in South Asia. The Office provides knowledge-based, high quality technical and advisory services to tripartite constituents in Member States on a wide range of issues and builds partnerships to effectively promote ILO values and principles in support of the work-programmes of the ILO Country Offices in the South Asia subregion.

What's new

  1. Workshop

    South Asia Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on Apprenticeships
    14 - 15 May 2014, New Delhi, India

    Highlight the various apprenticeship reforms underway in the region and exchange insights/lessons from country experiences.

  2. Workshop

    Tripartite Training workshop on Formalization of Informal Economy
    21 - 25 April 2014, Pokhara, Nepal

    Sub-regional tripartite training on “Formalisation of the Informal Economy” to strengthen capacity of the ILO constituents to reach out to informal workers and enterprises and become a driver for effective promotion of transition to formality

  3. Workshop

    Orientation Workshop on Skills Ecosystem in India
    11 April 2014, New Delhi, India

    ILO training for professional development of officials of Aajeevika Skills, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Ministry of Rural Development and Labour & Employment Division, Planning Commission.

  4. Technical Dailogue

    ILO/IAMR Technical Dialogue on India at Work: Addressing the Constraints to Inclusive Growth
    9 April 2014, New Delhi, India

    Inputs for policy thinking on the factors underlying the current employment trends in India.

  5. Debate

    Decent Work Debate on 'Reflecting on India's Employment Challenges: Where are the Jobs?'
    2 April 2014, New Delhi, India

    Discuss main employment challenges in India in the global content to contribute to policy efforts for creation of more and better productive employment in the 12th Plan period and beyond.

  6. The Invisible Workers: Rights, Justice and Dignity for Domestic Workers

    A network of multinational entreprises, employers' organizations, business networks and disabled persons' organizations who share the conviction that people with disabilities have talents and skills that can enhance virtually any business.

  7. Campaign

    Rights for Domestic Workers: Campaign launched by United Nations Country Team in India

    To coincide with the World Day on Social Justice (20 Febraury) an advocacy and communication campaign on the above theme has been launched during Febraury 2014.

    1. Video 
      1. Decent Work for Domestic Workers -  Oscar Fernandes, Minister for Labour and Employment, Government of India 
      2. United Nations Public Lecture by Dr. Jayati Ghosh, Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
      3. Highlights from Panel Discussion on Domestic Work in India
      4. Eliminating Low Social Valuation of Domestic Workers - Reiko Tsushima, Senior Gender Specialist, International Labour Organization, DWT/CO, New Delhi
      5. Unionizing Domestic Workers - Amarjit Kaur, National Secretary, All India Trade Union Congress, New Delhi
      6. Decent Work for Domestic Workers: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead - Amelita King-Dejardin, Chief Technical Adviser (Domestic Workers), International Labour Organization, Geneva
      7. Protecting Migrant Domestic Workers - Father Chetan Chandran, National Domestic Workers Forum, Jharkhand
      8. Equality at Work: Tackling the Challenges - Sister Jeanne Devos, Founder, National Domestic Workers Forum
      9. Domestic Workers Victims of Gender Hegemony - Wahida Nizam, All India Trade Union Congress, Chennai
      10. Understanding domestic work - Tine Staermose, Director ILO DWT for South Asia and Country Office for India, New Delhi
      11. World Day of Social Justice - Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, Geneva
    2. Panel discussion - 19 February 2014

  8. World day of Social Justice 2014

    ILO Director-General: 'We are faced with a deep social crisis, a crisis too of social justice'

    As the world marks the Day of Social Justice, ILO Director-General Guy Ryder urges 'policy-makers to converge on the ambition of a real global socio-economic recovery – a recovery for all – and a Post-2015 Development Agenda that helps lift all out of poverty.'

  9. Global Report

    Global Employment Trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery
    launched in Geneva, 21 January 2014

    The study offers the latest global and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment.

  10. India Labour Market Update : December 2013

    Economic growth in India is largely driven by services (from a supply-side perspective) and private consumption (taking a demand-side view). However, the slowdown during 2012 and 2013 was associated with a dramatic decrease in the growth of industry and investment. These two dimensions are critical if India is to return to higher and sustained rates of growth.

  11. Newsletter

    Quarterly E-Newsletter

    The quarterly e-newsletter of the ILO in India contains the latest news and featuresof activties from DWT/CO-New Delhi.

  12. Reserach Brief

    India Employment Trends NSS 68th Round – Research Brief
    ILO Asia-Pacific Research Brief Series No. 2 | November 2013

    By Sher Verick, Senior Employment Specialist, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Office for India

Key resources

  1. World of Work Report 2013

    "Repairing the economic and social fabric"
    The study analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. It looks at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels.

  2. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk

    The study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.

  3. Global jobs pact

    This global policy instrument addresses the social and employment impact of the international financial and economic crisis. It promotes a productive recovery centred on investments, employment and social protection.

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