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
  • Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  • A fight for survival amid the pandemic

    The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected workers in the informal economy like Mohalidin. A father of 15 children, he shares his experience and life changing impact basic income and social protection can have for families struggling to survive.

  • Our impact, their voices

    Paving the way to gender equality in the STEM industry

    Women in the Philippines have found themselves left behind in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) industry. The ILO Women in STEM project supported by J.P. Morgan is helping women workers gain the soft skills necessary to meet their full potential and career goals.

Focus on

  1. Peace building

    Decent Work for Peace and Resilience

    The ILO and the Government of Japan have partnered to provide jobs and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in post-conflict areas in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).