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Press releases

  1. ILO-Japan initiative targets safe return to work for small enterprises

    15 July 2021

    Small enterprises and alternative livelihoods will benefit from a new ILO project with the Government of Japan through safer, more digitalized and productive workplaces, which will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 at work and mitigate the impact on employment and the economy in the Philippines.

  2. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

  3. © M. Crozet / ILO 2021

    Global agreement reached at ILO Conference on action for COVID-19 recovery

    17 June 2021

    The International Labour Conference has adopted a Global Call to Action outlining measures to create a human-centred recovery from the pandemic and avoid the long-term scarring of economies and societies.

  4. Informality and exclusion from labour laws remain barriers to decent work for Asia Pacific domestic workers

    15 June 2021

    Ten years after international convention, domestic workers still fight to be recognized as workers and essential service providers, says the ILO

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 launch of the ILO Japan Bringing Back Jobs Safely under the COVID-19 Crisis in the Philippines: Rebooting Small and Informal Businesses Safely and Digitally

    15 July 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the launch of the ILO Japan Bringing Back Jobs Safely under the COVID-19 Crisis in the Philippines: Rebooting Small and Informal Businesses Safely and Digitally, 15 July 2021, Manila, Philippines

  2. Message at the pretest of the child labour manual in the Bangsamoro region

    05 July 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the pretest of the child labour manual in the Bangsamoro region, 5 July 2021, Cotabato, Philippines

  3. Message at the handover of the water system built in Rifao under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project

    22 June 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the handover of the water system built in Rifao under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project, 22 June 2021, Maguindanao, Philippines

  4. Message at the handover of the water system built in Looy under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project

    21 June 2021

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the handover of the water system built in Looy under the ILO-Japan Water and Sanitation Project, 21 June 2021, Maguindanao, Philippines