Press releases

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


  1. 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).

  6. Signing of Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme

    28 March 2014

    On 28 March 2014, the ILO and the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR), Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development signed an agreement for the implementation of the routine maintenance component under the Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP).


  1. Promoting Effective Governance of Labour Migration from South Asia Project launching

    20 December 2013

    The new Project with the European Union (EU) will contribute to ensure effective protection of the rights of vulnerable migrant workers, enhance the development impact of labour migration and reduce unregulated migration.

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    New support to protect girls and women from ‘modern day slavery’

    15 July 2013

    The ILO and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) partner to combat trafficking of women and girls with major new project in South Asia and the Middle East.

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    DFID, ILO to launch new initiative to tackle trafficking of women and girls

    10 July 2013


  1. Way Out of Informality - Project launching

    10 December 2012

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and ILO, jointly hosted a national tripartite workshop to launch the project and facilitate policy dialogue amongst the stakeholders to prioritize policies and interventions during its implementation phase.

  2. Project "Way out of Informality" signed

    29 November 2012

    On 29 November 2012, the Ministry of Finance and the ILO Nepal signed the Memorandum of Understanding for the Project “Way Out of Informality”. The five years Project, funded by the Government of Japan, will cover Nepal, India and Bangladesh, and will aim at facilitating formalization of informal businesses and workers. The Nepal component is to be implemented through a partnership involving ILO, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, and Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations.

  3. "Momentous" new agreement to promote child rights and child protection in South Asia

    28 August 2012

    The Regional Secretariat of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC), a South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Apex Body and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU aims to reinforce the two organizations' work on child rights and child protection by improving cooperation beween them.

  4. World Day against Child Labour - Those who work the hardest are the poorest

    12 June 2012

    Media release jointly organised by UNICEF and ILO on the occasion on the World Day against Child Labour, 12 June 2012, Kathmandu, Nepal.


  1. Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work

    21 October 2011

  2. Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011

  3. Nepal: ILO Delegation met the Prime Minister of Nepal and the Chairman of the Constituent Assembly

    31 August 2011

  4. Nepal: Campaign for the Ratification and Application of ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 in the Asia-Pacific Region

    31 July 2011


  1. Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  2. World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".