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Press releases

  1. Responses to COVID-19: International Labour Standards and tripartite cooperation needed, says the ILO

    29 June 2020

    ILO tools developed over 100 years help to address effectively the global crisis of COVID-19.

  2. © Italian government 2020

    ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19

    08 June 2020

    Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization.

  3. © Wayne Grazio 2020

    ILO: More than one in six young people out of work due to COVID-19

    27 May 2020

    The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.

  4. © A. Lallican H. Lucas/AFP 2020

    ILO issues guidance for safe, healthy, return to work during COVID-19

    22 May 2020

    Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded in national occupational safety and health systems.

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. Opening address at the Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in times of COVID-19 Webinar

    29 June 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Responsible and Sustainable Enterprises in times of COVID-19 Webinar, 6 June 2020, Makati City, Philippines

  2. Opening address at the SafeDay webinar on Safe Return to Work

    07 May 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the SafeDay webinar on Safe Return to Work, 7 May 2020, Makati City, Philippines

  3. Message at the Trade Unions and Sustainable Development Goals: A South-South Learning Exchange and Training Workshop

    02 December 2019

    Delivered on behalf of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in the Philippines by Khalid Hassan, Director of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines, 2 December 2019, Makati City, Philippines

  4. Opening address at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Training for Industry Associations

    08 October 2019

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, delivered by Mr Fredy Guayacan, Programme Manager at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Training for Industry Associations, Tagaytay City, Philippines, 8 October 2019