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.
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.
28 November 2019
Two women producers supported by the ILO LEED+ project share their stories on how they increased their income through cooperatives in the groundnut value chain.
26 November 2019
Ridma Weerawardena is the latest musician from around the world to join the ILO’s Global Music Against Child Labour Initiative. The song is his contribution to the global and Sri Lankan fight to end child labour
ILO facilitates symposium to update Operational Manual for Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions, enhancing protection and welfare for Sri Lankan migrant workers abroad.
25 September 2019
The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and Maldives in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), facilitated a three-day symposium on ‘Enhancing protection and welfare for Sri Lankan migrant workers abroad’ on 18th – 20th September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
17 September 2019
The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes cabinet approval received for the National Policy on Cooperatives.
ILO and UNFCCC conducts Asia-Pacific region workshop on climate change responses and transition to decent work
11 September 2019
The International Labour Organization (ILO) along with the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) organized an Asia-Pacific region workshop to discuss maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative impacts of implementing climate change response measures.
31 July 2019
The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives commemorate the World Day against human trafficking on 30th of July 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
26 July 2019
On the 25th of July, the International Labour Organization together with the Mediation Boards Commission, Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms in partnership with The Asia Foundation celebrated National Mediation Day.
19 July 2019
The final inter-ministerial workshop in the process of updating the NLMP took place on 18th July 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel with the inter- ministerial consultation workshop on the National Action Plan (NAP).
15 July 2019
On 15 July 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) joins the global celebration of World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) that raises awareness of the importance of youth skills development.
14 July 2019
EQUIP Project of the ILO launched the ‘Hari Paren Yamu’ (Let’s take the right path) campaign that create awareness on the importance of safe labour migration, forced labour and human trafficking.
27 June 2019
The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, together with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Department of Labour, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and trade unions will hold an event on Occupational Safety and Health at work on the 27th of June in Colombo.
19 June 2019
Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA), in partnership with the ILO in Sri Lanka and Maldives, launched a new badge on preventing Child Labour to mark World Day Against Child Labour last week.
18 June 2019
ILO brought together a broad range of migration stakeholders in Sri Lanka to discuss progress on ensuring fair recruitment for migrant workers through the Qatar Visa Center (QVC) in Colombo. The ILO is providing technical advice on the development of the Colombo QVC which aim to make the recruitment and deployment procedures faster and more transparent for both migrant workers and employers in Qatar, as well as eliminate contract deception.