ILO/ACTRAV Norway Project in Nepal

ILO/ACTRAV launched this project in Nepal since early 2007. The primary objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of the trade unions in Nepal as well as support their participation in social dialogue at different levels.

ILO/ACTRAV has been launching this project in Nepal since early 2007. The primary objective of the project is to enhance the capacity of the trade unions in Nepal as well as support their participation in social dialogue at different levels. In accordance with the ILO’s decent work agenda, the project has been focusing on the following three areas:

  • Action against child labour;
  • Promotion of freedom of association and collective bargaining; and
  • Promotion of social dialogue for youth employment.

Several activities like training, education and research on related worker’s right issues, organizing workers in informal sectors, campaigns and advocacy on workers' and children's and women's rights are being organized to achieve the aforementioned objectives.

The project targets trade union officials and representatives, and educators. Special attention has been given to bring the women workers in up-front positions to meet gender balance at workplaces and in the trade union movement. The project so far has contributed to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Inter-union co-operation amongst trade unions promoted and joint actions organized on the areas of child labour elimination, youth employment policy and workers' rights;
  • Trade union's voices incorporated in policy formulation including Interim Constitution and Labour Market Reform Process in Nepal; and
  • Organized and empowered workers in informal sector, especially women through education, training and campaigning

The project activities are implemented in partnership with major trade unions associated with an umbrella body – Joint Trade Union Co-ordination Centre (JTUCC) – composed of seven different trade unions in Nepal. Of them, the followings are the key national centers of Trade Unions in Nepal:

For further information please contact:

Mr Narayan Prasad Bhattarai
National Project Co-ordinator
ILO/ACTRAV Norway Project in Nepal
Tel: +977 1 5555777
Email