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Press releases

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    ‘Just transition’ policies targeting key regions vital to support coal phase out in Southeast Asia

    24 May 2022

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. A new ILO report highlights need for ‘Just transition hotspots’ to ensure human-centred transition away from coal in Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  2. ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

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    Collective agreements contribute to fighting inequality, says ILO

    05 May 2022

    Collective bargaining played a crucial role during the pandemic and can provide an effective means for employers and workers to tackle the new challenges that are shaking up the world of work.

  4. ‘Out of sight, out of mind’ attitude hampering COVID recovery for fishers and seafood processors in South-East Asia

    19 April 2022

    New ILO-Cornell brief finds that exclusion from pandemic relief measures and social protection schemes hits migrant fisheries workers hard.

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. Re-thinking the MSME support ecosystem to build back better from the pandemic and natural disasters

    26 May 2022

    By Mr Hideki Kagohashi, Enterprise Development Specialist, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Strengthening resilience of women and youth-led micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) in the creative industry in the Philippines for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development policy workshop, 26 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  2. Message at the Graduation ceremonies of the ILO-Great Women-J.P. Morgan women entrepreneurs peer programme

    04 May 2022

    By Ms Sara Andersson, Project Technical Officer delivered on behalf of Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Graduation ceremonies of the ILO-Great Women-J.P. Morgan women entrepreneurs peer programme, 4 May 2022, Manila, Philippines

  3. Opening address at the Communication and visibility capacity development programme for workers

    29 April 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Communication and visibility capacity development programme for workers, 29 April 2022, Manila, Philippines

  4. Opening address at the Second Philippine workshop on International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) and sex-disaggregated Philippine migration data

    21 April 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Second Philippine workshop on International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) and sex-disaggregated Philippine migration data co-organized by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) through the Safe and Fair Programme, 21 April 2022, Manila, Philippines via Zoom