Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Nepal.


  1. © Luis Robayo / AFP 2021

    The COVID-19 crisis: A wake-up call to strengthen social protection systems

    24 April 2020

    Countries with effective health and social protection systems are better prepared to respond to the pandemic.

  2. © Vyacheslav Oseledko / AFP 2021

    Global action to beat COVID-19 crisis vital to prevent employment disaster, ILO tells G20 ministers

    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.

  3. © Ryan Brown / UN Women 2021

    COVID-19 responses must be built on human solidarity, ILO tells World Bank/IMF

    17 April 2020

    In submissions to the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank the ILO Director-General has laid out a four-pillar plan of policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis, that are human-centred and built on global solidarity.

  4. The world of work and COVID-19: How countries are responding

    09 April 2020

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll in many countries, the ILO is publishing a digest of the actions taken by its member States and their social partners, to lessen the impact on their economies and labour markets.

  5. © Luis ACOSTA / AFP 2021

    ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.

  6. ILO welcomes G20 commitment as a first global step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis

    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.

  7. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2021

    Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.


  1. © World Future Council 2021

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.


  1. Nepal launches contribution-based Social Security Scheme

    27 November 2018

    The Government of Nepal launched its contribution-based Social Security Scheme today. The contribution-based social security scheme is funded through the contributions made by the workers and the employers. This is a historical step towards achieving decent work for all.

  2. New Decent Work Country Programme for Nepal launched

    15 October 2018

    Nepal launched its Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 on two priorities.

  3. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.


  1. National Dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation

    16 October 2017

    A national-level dialogue on the Status of Contract Farming in Nepal and the Urgency of Drafting Contract Farming Legislation was organized in Kathmandu on 16 October 2017 by the Advocacy for Rights and Good Corporate Governance (UNNATI) programme.

  2. Consultation Meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal

    13 October 2017

    A consultation meeting on the Role of Trade Unions for Effective Implementation of Local Development Programmes to achieve Decent Work in Nepal was organized in Kathmandu on 13 October 2017.

  3. ILO supported SNRTP Project organizes Annual Progress Review and Planning Workshop

    07 August 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) supported Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP) organized its annual progress review and planning workshop for its 36 working districts.

  4. ILO launches a new initiative to promote inclusive growth in the agricultural sector

    19 July 2017

    The partnership launch aims to highlight the importance of improving advocacy for responsible business, including rights and good corporate governance in four value chains: orthodox tea, ginger, dairy and cardamom in seven hilly districts of eastern Nepal.

  5. ILO meets with the newly appointed Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment

    17 July 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) pays a courtesy call to the newly elected Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr Farmullha Mansur.

  6. President of Nepal: Women’s empowerment underpins equal, just and peaceful societies

    15 June 2017

    Societies cannot prosper under conditions of gender discrimination and inequality, said Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the World of Work Summit of the ILO’s 106th International Labour Conference.

  7. President of Nepal to address the ILO at the World of Work Summit

    14 June 2017

    The Right Honourable President, Ms Bidya Devi Bhandari to address the International Labour Organization’s World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland.

  8. ILO congratulates newly elected President and Office bearers

    27 April 2017

  9. The ILO Gallup survey shows that the majority of men and women believe that it is acceptable for women to work.

    08 March 2017

    In Nepal 83 per cent of those surveyed are in this view. The ILO Gallup World Poll surveyed 149,000 adults in 142 countries. It is representative of more than 99 percent of the global adult population.