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Press releases

  1. 2019 declared as ILO Centenary in the Philippines

    29 April 2019

    The Philippines declared 2019 as the ILO Centenary and reaffirmed its full support to, and cooperation with the ILO’s mandate of promoting peace and social justice.

  2. © World Future Council 2019

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  3. ILO welcomes Joint Statement of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers

    05 April 2019

    On 4 to 5 April 2019, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) held its second Joint Dialogue on labour migration in Manila, The Philippines, supported by the ILO.

  4. 100 years in a day – the ILO embraces the globe with a ‘virtual’ tour

    28 March 2019

    A global webcast, covering 24 offices in 24 hours, will showcase the diversity of ILO work, as part of the ILO 100 celebrations.

Features articles

  1. Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    21 May 2018

    Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  2. Construction ahead, safety first

    14 May 2018

    Construction attracts more young workers but it has one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness. Santi knows that workers in the construction industry face day to day occupational hazards.

  3. Think safety, work safely

    07 May 2018

    Safety and health at work is important for government officials and workers in the public sector. Al, a young public sector official and union member shares that the local government is also performing its duty to protect its people by ensuring occupational safety and health.

  4. Safe and equal opportunities without dangerous shortcuts

    30 April 2018

    Risky behaviours are most common among young workers. Zai, a female welder shares that women can do what men can. Welders like her, however, should not take dangerous shortcuts to make easy money, because what is important is making it home safe for your family.

Speeches

  1. Message at the Consultative Forum on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    12 April 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Consultative Forum on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work, Manila, Philippines, 12 April 2019

  2. Opening Address at the Stakeholders’ Forum on Presentation of Outputs of ILO-EU collaboration on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and on Trade and Employment

    11 April 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Stakeholders’ Forum on Presentation of Outputs of ILO-EU collaboration on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining and on Trade and Employment, Manila, Philippines, 11 April 2019

  3. Message at the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila celebrating 100 years of advancing social justice, promoting decent work

    11 April 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ILO 24-Hour Global Tour Manila celebrating 100 years of advancing social justice, promoting decent work, Manila, Philippines, 11 April 2019

  4. Opening Address at the Tripartite Consultation on the 2019 Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the Sustainable Development Goals

    10 April 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Tripartite Consultation on the 2019 Voluntary National Review (VNR) of the Sustainable Development Goals, Manila, Philippines, 10 April 2019