This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Sri Lanka. The most recent release is at the top.
15 July 2021
03 July 2021
ILO Sri Lanka’s LEED+ Project is helping create livelihoods and build resilience for communities in the Northern Province through Cooperatives (Coops)
16 June 2021
International Domestic Workers Day 2021. 10 years since adoption of ILO C189. Inclusion in labour laws.
31 May 2021
Groundnut cultivation supported by ILO’s SURAR Project is not only helping resettled communities to revive their livelihoods but also reintegrate with existing communities in the Mullaitivu District
15 December 2020
Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.
Delivering essential personal protective equipment to micro and small enterprises – keeping workplaces safe and healthy
20 November 2020
International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), purchased and kick- started the delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth 47 million Sri Lankan Rupees.
ILO’s LEED+ Expands Private Sector Partnerships with Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) & Alli Foods Pvt Ltd
06 November 2020
Supporting livelihoods and strengthening supply-chains during COVID-19
15 October 2020
Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.
14 October 2020
Sri Lanka has made a significant progress in combating child labour that can be attributed to its well-placed strong welfare policies. This piece of article was prepared for a symposium titled ' A policy journey towards the elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka'.
18 August 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).
03 July 2020
The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July every year.
Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO
29 June 2020
ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.
26 June 2020
Kari Tapiola, former Deputy-Director General of the ILO presents his study "An ILO for All Seasons" to be launched on 29th June 2020.
12 June 2020
"We will indeed take definitive action to ensure our future will be one that is absent of child labour". An opinion editorial by Ms Simrin Singh, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
23 April 2020
More needs to be done to protect workers and support businesses, particularly in low and middle income countries, the ILO Director-General has told labour ministers.
26 March 2020
Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
04 March 2020
To celebrate ten years of working on safe labour migration, the ILO together with Helvetas Sri Lanka, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka, hosted an event titled ‘Recognising contribution of migration workers, strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka’ on 25th February in Colombo
28 February 2020
The 6th Task Force meeting of Sri Lanka's Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2018- 2022 was chaired by Mr. D.M.S. Abeyagunawardana, Secretary to the Ministry of Skills Development, Employment and Labour Relations, with the participation of the ILO's tripartite constituents and other government representatives, and on 11-13 February 2020 in the Northern Province
The Maldives Celebrates the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Century of Advancing Social Justice and Decent Work
18 December 2019
The centenary celebrations were graced by His H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of the Maldives.
04 December 2019
ILO/ LEED+ or the Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation Project launched in September 2018 in Sri Lanka. Building on more than eight years of work by ILO and multiple stakeholders, the programme promotes resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth strategies for conflict-affected communities.