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
  • Women in STEM

    From a market stall to cyberspace

    A new ILO programme helps girls and women access quality employment in STEM-related sectors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand. In a report from the Philippines, a programme scholar explains how she took a chance on a new future at work.

  • ILO Centenary

    ILO past, present and future

    The ILO’s new multimedia, interactive Centenary website is now live! Click here to let us take you on a journey through the ILO’s past present and future – from its founding back in 1919, to major historical events, to the conventions and programmes that have affected all our lives. We’ll be rolling out new chapters in the course of the next two months on ilo.org/100 as we celebrate 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work.

  • Future of Work

    A human-centred agenda needed for a decent future of work

    A Universal Labour Guarantee, social protection from birth to old age and an entitlement to lifelong learning are among ten recommendations made in a landmark report by the International Labour Organization’s Global Commission on the Future of Work.

Focus on

  1. Disaster response

    Building back better, greener and stronger

    With an average of 20 typhoons a year, the Philippines is the third most disaster-prone country in the world. In recent years, storms have been getting stronger and more deadly. Helping stricken communities build back better, the ILO has been especially active over recent years in the Philippines, including responses to Super Typhoon Haiyan, the Bohol earthquake, civil unrest in Zamboanga and Typhoons Washi and Bopha.