News and press releases

April 2019

  1. 2019 declared as ILO Centenary in the Philippines

    29 April 2019

    The Philippines declared 2019 as the ILO Centenary and reaffirmed its full support to, and cooperation with the ILO’s mandate of promoting peace and social justice.

  2. © World Future Council 2019

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  3. ILO welcomes Joint Statement of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers

    05 April 2019

    On 4 to 5 April 2019, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) held its second Joint Dialogue on labour migration in Manila, The Philippines, supported by the ILO.

  4. ILO 24-hour global tour of centenary celebrations to stop in seven countries in Asia-Pacific

    01 April 2019

    On 11 April 1919, ILO’s constitution was adopted in Paris. 100 years later, the diversity and reach of ILO’s work will be showcased in a global live show, webcast from 24 locations in 24 hours, as part of the organisation’s centenary celebrations. The global show will stop-over in seven countries across Asia and the Pacific.

March 2019

  1. 100 years in a day – the ILO embraces the globe with a ‘virtual’ tour

    28 March 2019

    A global webcast, covering 24 offices in 24 hours, will showcase the diversity of ILO work, as part of the ILO 100 celebrations.

  2. Decent work, CSR for competitive and productive enterprises

    15 March 2019

    Representatives of enterprises and business organizations from the Western Visayas region are introduced to an innovative programme from the International Labour Organization, the Organisation for Economic Development, and the European Union.

  3. A new ILO-Japan project to ensure water, jobs and peace in Mindanao, Philippines

    06 March 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Japan have signed a new partnership to provide jobs and promote peace through improved water supply and sanitation services in post-conflict areas in the Philippines.

December 2018

  1. ILO: Social protection coverage has improved in ASEAN, but migrant workers remain among the least protected

    18 December 2018

    Despite considerable progress made in the expansion of social security coverage of migrant workers in ASEAN, migrant workers remain among the least protected, says the International Labour Organization (ILO) in a new study.

  2. ILO supports ASEAN safe migration campaign

    13 December 2018

    The ASEAN Safe Migration Campaign #SafeMigrationASEAN was launched to raise public awareness on safe labour migration that benefits all.

  3. New digital service “SaverAsia” helps migrant workers save when sending money home

    10 December 2018

    A new free digital platform helps migrant workers compare money transfer costs and locate support organizations.

November 2018

  1. ILO, EU and OECD join forces for responsible supply chains

    20 November 2018

    The ILO launches a new project on responsible supply chains in the Philippines with the EU and the OECD to promote corporate social responsibility and responsible business conduct with regard to decent work, international labour standards, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

  2. ASEAN forum adopts recommendations on the use of digital technologies for a fair labour migration

    02 November 2018

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Labour Migration concluded with the adoption of 15 recommendations on how digitalisation can contribute to decent work for migrant workers.

August 2018

  1. Philippines hosts trade union regional forum on decent work for peace and resilience

    21 August 2018

    International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates revealed that around 1.5 billion people live in countries experiencing situations of fragility and armed violence, and another 200 million people are affected by slow or sudden onset of disasters. In the Asia-Pacific region, about 93 per cent of people in extreme poverty live in countries that are environmentally vulnerable, politically fragile or both. Trade unions are expected to play a key role to address conflicts and disasters in the region.

  2. ILO and POEA launch nationwide anti-illegal recruitment campaign in the Philippines

    02 August 2018

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), with the support of the ILO, has launched a campaign to prevent illegal recruitment of migrant domestic workers.

July 2018

  1. New online portal help Overseas Filipino Workers rate recruiters

    25 July 2018

    Workers organizations and trade unions in the Philippines will launch a new web platform, to help protect migrant workers from abusive employment practices through user reviews of recruitment agencies.

June 2018

  1. ILO, TESDA opens 175 Technology Scholarships for Women

    21 June 2018

    Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old. ILO and TESDA, with the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation have opened 175 scholarships for more women in the Philippines to venture in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers.

  2. EU, business and labour org host forum on labour standards and trade, discuss decent work and sustainable trade in Philippine value chains

    05 June 2018

    The Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines (EUD), the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP), the EU-Philippines Business Network (EPBN), and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have come together to host a forum entitled Labour Standards and Trade: A Discussion on Decent Work and Sustainable Trade in Philippine Value Chains.

May 2018

  1. Philippines pioneers responsible and ethical gold brand in Fashion Week

    26 May 2018

    The Philippines blazed the trail for responsible and ethical gold from artisanal and small-scale gold mines (ASGM) with the launch of the Compassionate Gold brand at the Philippine Fashion Week. The Compassionate Gold is among the innovative solutions to address child labour and to promote decent work.

April 2018

  1. New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

    11 April 2018

    A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.

March 2018

  1. © ILO/Marcel Crozet 2019

    Promoting responsible supply chains in Asia

    22 March 2018

    A new joint action by the European Union, the ILO and the OECD on responsible supply chains will promote corporate social responsibility (CSR)/responsible business conduct (RBC) with regard to decent work, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.