Press releases

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


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. ILO congratulates newly elected President and Office bearers

    27 April 2017

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.