24 March 2021
Padma Kumari Tamata was born into a bonded labour family, in which debts are passed from one generation to the other. Her life has turned around following ILO-supported skills training in Nepal that aims to rehabilitate former victims of forced labour and empower vulnerable groups. Read her story on our new Voices multimedia platform.
International Women’s Day - 8 March
08 March 2021
There is no time to waste to tackle gender equality at work says Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO's Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific. Now is the time for commitment, courageous choices and concerted efforts from us all.
06 August 2020
Executive Summary of the the assessment on the findings, challenges and recommendations on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nepali migrant workers.
COVID-19: Pandemic in the World of Work
27 March 2020
The Corona virus pandemic is not just a medical crisis, but a social and economic one too, says ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. If our response is to be effective it must take into account all these factors, and be delivered in a co-ordinated, global way. In particular, it must answer the needs of the most vulnerable.
COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace
25 March 2020
Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive, and permanent social-protection systems.
Our impact, their voices
09 January 2020
Hundreds of former bonded labourers in western Nepal are benefiting from vocational training under an innovative International Labour Organization scheme. Birendra Chaudhary, now a fully trained and well-paid plumber, is one of them.
28 June 2019
For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.