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The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation join forces to support women entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19
02 February 2021
The ILO and JPMorgan Chase Foundation have signed a new agreement for the ILO to implement the ‘Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19’ project. Targeting women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, the project will provide support for businesses to recover from the pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models.
20 January 2021
European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia
04 January 2021
The ILO welcomes 2021 with an innovative, multimedia platform that focuses on first person stories that take readers on a journey into the world of work.
17 December 2020
The ILO, in partnership with the Employers Confederation of the Philippines (ECOP) and Nestlé piloted the first In Business Online Soft Skills Training to develop soft skills of women and to support their livelihoods during COVID-19.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Message for the Government of Japan's award and recognition of the photo from the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project at the Earth Camp
01 February 2021
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines for the Government of Japan's award and recognition of the photo from the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project at the Earth Camp, 1 February 2021 Manila, Philippines
Opening address at the culminating event of the Safe and Fair Days of Activism, and the celebration of International Migrants Day 2020
18 December 2020
By Ms Ma. Concepcion Sardana, Senior Programme Officer delivered on behalf of Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the culminating event of the Safe and Fair Days of Activism, and the celebration of International Migrants Day 2020, 18 December 2020 Manila, Philippines via Zoom and Facebook Live
Opening address at the ILO Project on Trade for Decent Work and Social Dialogue on Improved Compliance, Better Application of International Labour Standards and COVID-19 Responses
14 December 2020
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines, 14 December 2020, Manila, Philippines via Zoom
Message at the 45th Anniversary of TUCP: “Workers Unite!: Rise Up and Square Up to the Pandemic Towards a New Normal of Decent Work and Empowered Unionism”
14 December 2020
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 45th Anniversary of TUCP, 14 December 2020 Manila, Philippines via Zoom