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Press releases

  1. Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the ILO and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

  2. ILO to release new analysis of effects of COVID-19 on labour income and markets

    16 September 2020

  3. New ILO-ADB report addresses the impact of COVID-19 on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    18 August 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a massive disruption of economies and labour markets with disproportionate impacts on youth employment in Asia and the Pacific, says a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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    COVID-19 disrupts education of more than 70 per cent of youth

    11 August 2020

    The disproportionate effect of the pandemic on young people has exacerbated inequalities and risks reducing the productive potential of an entire generation, according to the International Labour Organization.

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. Call to Action: Diversity and Inclusion at the Center of Business Leadership

    24 September 2020

    The Business Case for Change Action Agenda calls for diversity and inclusion to business leadership. A call for inclusive progress that is leadership-driven, emcompassing, measurable, decent, equitable and attainable at the launch of the Leading to Success: the business case for women in business and management in the Philippines.

  2. Opening address at the Online Training on International Labour Standards and CSR/Responsible Business Conduct for Current and Future Business Leaders

    17 August 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Opening address at the Online Training on International Labour Standards and CSR/Responsible Business Conduct for Current and Future Business Leaders, 17 August 2020, Manila, Philippines via Zoom

  3. Opening address at the Workers consultation on the COVID-19 labour market impact in the Philippines: Assessment and policy responses

    14 August 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Workers consultation on the COVID-19 labour market impact in the Philippines: Assessment and policy responses, 14 August 2020, Manila, Philippines via WebEx

  4. Opening address at the Government consultation on the COVID-19 labour market impact in the Philippines: Assessment and policy responses

    14 August 2020

    By Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Government consultation on the COVID-19 labour market impact in the Philippines: Assessment and policy responses, 14 August 2020, Manila, Philippines via WebEx