Press releases

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


  1. ILO launches a new initiative to eradicate forced labour

    13 February 2017

    The ILO Office in Nepal organized the official launch of the “The Bridge Project - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour” in Lalitpur, Nepal. The project will support the Government of Nepal’s efforts in the fight against forced labour.

  2. Organizations join forces to tackle invisibility of South Asia’s brick kilns

    26 January 2017

    Brick by Brick report highlights working conditions and practices affecting millions of people and hundreds of thousands of animals in the industry every day.


  1. ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue

    14 December 2016

    "Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  2. ILO Director-General to visit Nepal

    12 December 2016

    Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder visiting Nepal from 13 to 15 December 2016 to mark 50 years of development partnership.

  3. ILO and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) discuss steps for creating an enabling business environment

    05 September 2016

    The meeting focused on the policy environment and practical issues related to business development, employment creation, industrial relation and promoting social dialogue.

  4. ILO and Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Labour (MoLE/DoL), collaborate to strengthen functioning of employment services in Nepal

    29 August 2016

    The ILO and Ministry of Labour and Employment, Department of Labour, Nepal are jointly organizing the capacity development training on counselling and employer services to enhance knowledge on labour market information and employment services and strengthen capacity on counselling and employers services.

  5. ILO Regional Director for Asia Pacific makes official visit to Nepal

    01 July 2016

    The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, concluded her five-day visit to Kathmandu with a sense of praise and a great optimism for Nepal and its people.

  6. Joint Press Statement End child labour in supply chains - It's everyone's business! World Day Against Child Labour 2016 (in Nepali)

    12 June 2016

    A joint press statement from the Government of Nepal represented by the Ministry of Labour and Employment together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) calls out to everyone to join hands to end child labour in supply chains. The joint statement is released on the occasion of the World Day Against Child labour, 12 June 2016.

  7. Two of the Members of the Rock Band 1974 AD join hands with the ILO in the fight against Child Labour

    12 June 2016

  8. Strengthening Public Employment Services in Nepal

    18 March 2016

    The activity took place in Kathmandu from 14 to 17 March 2016 as part of the Labour Market Information and Employment Service (LIfE) Project, funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

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    A better way for Pakistani migrant workers to combat exploitation

    10 February 2016

    An internet service will make it easier for Pakistani workers abroad to make formal complaints in cases of alleged deception in recruitment or exploitation in employment.


  1. Assessing the economic contribution of labour immigration in Nepal

    27 November 2015

    The national consultation seminar is jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  2. Promoting safe migration from Nepal: Foreign Employment Information and Counselling Center inaugurated at the Kathmandu Labour Village

    08 October 2015

    The ILO, European Union, Foreign Employment Promotion Board and the Non-Resident Nepali Association collaborated to open a Foreign Employment Information and Counselling Center at the Labour Village in Kathmandu. The Center was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of State Mr Tek Bahadur Gurung, Ministry of Labour and Employment.

  3. Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness through Social Dialogue

    02 October 2015

    The Human Resources Society Nepal, in collaboration with the ILO, organized a half-day Knowledge Sharing Workshop on “Enhancing Productivity and Competitiveness through Social Dialogue in the Nepalese enterprises” in Kathmandu today. The event was highly appreciated by the practicing managers of the Nepalese private sector who enthusiastically participated in the programme.

  4. World Day against Child Labour - 2015

    11 June 2015


  1. ILO welcomes 'landmark' SAARC labour migration commitments

    29 November 2014

    The ILO welcomes Kathmandu Declaration committing to improve labour migration processes.

  2. ILO Regional Director calls for SAARC countries to come together for a fair agenda for migrant workers

    23 September 2014

    He expressed his high hopes that forthcoming SAARC Summit will include an agenda item on migrant workers.

  3. New recommendations for reintegrating returning migrants

    18 September 2014

    Migrants returning to their home countries need more comprehensive help to reintegrate successfully in their communities.

  4. ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific concluded his mission to Kathmandu with a sense of unequivocal support to and a great optimism for Nepal

    10 April 2014

    The International Labour Organization's Assistant Director General and Regional Director, Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, visited Nepal from 6 to 9 April 2014. The visit was part of his relentless commitment to reinforce relations with the ILO constituents at country level.

  5. Signing of joint initiative with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to protect women and girls from trafficking

    03 April 2014

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and the ILO Nepal signed a partnership agreement for implementation of the Work in Freedom Programme funded by the Government of UK/ Department for International Development (DFID).