This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO Office in Nepal.
New Director-General of the International Labour Organization elected
25 March 2022
The ILO Governing Body has elected Gilbert F. Houngbo as the Organization’s 11th Director-General, who will take office in October 2022.
ILO Global Forum concludes with renewed commitments to a recovery that puts people first
25 February 2022
The International Labour Organization is strengthening its collaboration with several multilateral system agencies to urgently address the inequalities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, within and between countries.
Move beyond ambition to action, urges ILO Director-General
22 February 2022
The Global Forum for a Human-centred Recovery, organized by the International Labour Organization, opened with a plea by the ILO Director-General for the international community to take action to address the ‘dangerous inequalities’ exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic within and among countries.
New ILO/WHO guide urges greater safeguards to protect health workers
21 February 2022
The joint publication encourages countries to strengthen the protection of health workers by improving the management of occupational health and safety at national, sub-national and health facility levels.
Crucial changes needed to protect workers’ health while teleworking
02 February 2022
New analysis from the ILO and WHO sets out recommendations for safe and productive hybrid and teleworking.
Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight
21 October 2021
A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.
ILO: The world needs a global accelerator for jobs and social protection
14 October 2021
In a statement to the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, warned of a two-track recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and emphasized the need to increase investments in universal social protection, decent work and a just green transition.
Join the ILO’s global campaign for ratification of Violence and Harassment Convention
25 June 2021
Public urged to take part in the campaign to raise awareness of violence and harassment in the workplace and to encourage their governments to ratify ILO Convention No. 190.
First international treaty to address violence and harassment comes into force
21 June 2021
The International Labour Organization is to launch a global campaign to promote ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention.
Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades
11 June 2021
The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn that the pandemic context may threaten Nepal’s progress in eradicating child labour.
Need for a rigorous effort to eliminate child labour in Nepal
29 April 2021
ILO Nepal and Central Bureau of Statistics in Nepal have jointly released the Nepal Child Labour Report 2021. The report highlights key data and analysis crucial to end child labour in the country, and reveals how the progress in human development indicators has direct impact on the status of child labour.
Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response
23 February 2021
The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.
Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour
03 February 2021
The competition aims to harness the power of music to help combat child labour, which affects 152 million children worldwide.
Ending forced and child labour in Nepal’s brick industry - Need for a holistic approach
29 January 2021
Joint press release on a new survey on employment relationship in the brick industry in Nepal.
2021: International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour
15 January 2021
Child labour has decreased by 38 per cent in the last decade but 152 million children are still affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has considerably worsened the situation, but joint and decisive action can reverse this trend.
81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets
15 December 2020
Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.
Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to 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.
New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific
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).
COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth
11 August 2020
The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization.
ILO Global Summit builds commitment to create better world of work after COVID-19
13 July 2020
Global leaders discussed strategies to ensure the world of work after the COVID-19 pandemic tackles the vulnerabilities exposed by the outbreak, including a lack of social protection, the informal economy, inequality and climate change.