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Press releases

  1. 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.

  2. Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    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

  3. ‘Voices’: Real people, true stories from the world of work

    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.

  4. Overcoming the soft skills gap and COVID-19 challenges for women factory and office workers

    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.

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 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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