ILO in the Philippines

Welcome to the ILO Country Office for the Philippines (CO-Manila) website. The ILO strives with partners to achieve decent work for all. It promotes social justice and internationally-recognized human and labour rights. It is the United Nations agency where governments, employers and workers have, through a tripartite structure, equal voice in improving conditions and life at work. Read more
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    Media advisory

    Philippines to host trade union post-COVID sub-regional conference

    Over 30 trade unions and workers' organizations representatives from 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific will convene in the Philippines for a sub-regional conference to promote decent work, which aims to improve the living conditions of millions of workers still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder concludes 10-year term in office

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, concludes 10 years of work, putting human-centred development and recovery at the heart of global policy-making. He handed the keys of office to his successor, Gilbert F. Houngbo.

  • Rejected and discriminated: From toilet cleaner to business owner

    Zee never gave up on her dream to start a business despite rejection, discrimination, a pandemic and a super typhoon. A hybrid trade fair organized by the ILO and the Women's Business Council Philippines, with the support of J.P. Morgan, gives Zee more chances to grow her business.

Focus on

  1. Workers' rights

    Improved workers' rights in rural sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on women

    Rural workers in the Philippines will benefit from a partnership between the ILO and US Department of Labor (USDOL) to support COVID-19 recovery through decent work, and improve occupational safety and health, gender equality and labour law compliance in agriculture, fishing and mining.

    The Project is part of the ILO’s Safety + Health for All Flagship Programme, which aims to improve safety and health globally.