News and articles

  1. SAARC commits to helping migrant workers

    18 December 2014

    By Yoshiteru Uramoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization (ILO)

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    Young workers in Asia face instability and vulnerability

    27 August 2014

    A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report on the transitions of young people from education to the employment market in Asia and the Pacific, finds majority of youth in the region are either in low quality jobs or unemployed.

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    Fighting bonded labour in Nepal

    02 August 2013

    Though it is banned by the government and has all but disappeared from certain locations, bonded labour persists in some parts of the country.

  4. Question and answers on Work In Freedom programme

    15 July 2013

    The 5-year joint DFID/ILO programme aims to prevent over 100,000 girls and women from South Asia from falling victim to child and labour trafficking.

  5. Fighting forced labour with education

    04 January 2013

    Nepalese women migrating as domestic workers often risk falling prey to human trafficking. A little knowledge can go a long way towards reducing their vulnerability.

  6. Trekking boosts rural income in Nepal

    26 September 2012

    Following the end of the Maoist insurgency in Nepal, the ILO launched a project to promote employment and accelerate peace-building in 2007. Opening new routes for tourism that benefit local people is part of the project.

  7. Towards a greener and fairer society

    01 November 2011

    Climate change means that resource scarcity and environmental degradation have become major, and urgent, challenges. In response, the ILO is promoting the concept of green jobs as a driving force towards a greener and fairer development path that can support economic and social development at a sustainable level. By Vincent Jagault, Senior Specialist in Environment and Decent Work, ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  8. Nepali slaves in the Middle East

    14 April 2011

    A video on Nepalese workers trafficked to Middle East. Unscrupulous recruitment agents take huge sums of money from them. Once at destination they are forced to work in appalling conditions. Many are abused by their employers and some may never return alive. Funded by Anti-Slavery International and the International Trade Union Confederation

  9. How Much Does Business Really Bring to HIV Response? Quantifying In-Kind and Financial Contributions of the Private Sector

    01 July 2010

  10. Employment Creation for People Living with HIV and AIDS: Lessons Learned from Nepal

    01 July 2010