Public information

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Press releases

  1. Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access

    29 November 2019

    The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.

  2. Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

  3. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

  4. New online platform and game board on safety and health at work

    04 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth4OSH launched a new online platform and game board to build a culture of safety and health in the Philippines. The platform features relevant, practical, and user-friendly tools to raise awareness and to spur action on occupational safety and health (OSH).

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 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

  2. 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

  3. Opening address at the Qatar Visa Center Roundtable Discussion

    26 September 2019

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Qatar Visa Center Roundtable Discussion, 26 September 2019, Manila, Philippines

  4. Message at the Stakeholders Forum on Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies

    18 September 2019

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at Stakeholders Forum on Strengthening the Impact on Employment of Sector and Trade Policies, 18 September 2019, Manila, Philippines