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Press releases

  1. © Luis ACOSTA / AFP 2020

    ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.

  2. © Army Medicine 2020

    New guidelines to help employers support families during COVID-19

    30 March 2020

    New guidelines issued by ILO and UNICEF call on enterprises to do more to support working families during the pandemic.

  3. ILO welcomes G20 commitment as a first global step in responding to the COVID-19 crisis

    26 March 2020

    Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization, calls on G20 countries to work together to protect people, jobs, incomes and enterprises from the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  4. © Johan Ordonez / AFP 2020

    Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19, says ILO

    18 March 2020

    An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.

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