News and press releases

October 2019

  1. Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  2. Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

September 2019

  1. ILO launches Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    12 September 2019

    The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.

August 2019

  1. New online platform and game board on safety and health at work

    04 August 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth4OSH launched a new online platform and game board to build a culture of safety and health in the Philippines. The platform features relevant, practical, and user-friendly tools to raise awareness and to spur action on occupational safety and health (OSH).

July 2019

  1. Safe and fair migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  2. Responsible supply chains to help agribusiness meet international expectations and SDGs

    24 July 2019

    Over 200 participants from government, civil society and non-government organisations involved in agribusiness in the Philippines will gather on 25 July to address responsible business practices, including decent work, challenges and opportunities as part of the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Forum.

  3. DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.

June 2019

  1. The Philippines ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    19 June 2019

  2. Philippines, Hong Kong agencies ink fair recruitment code

    14 June 2019

    Two of the biggest employment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines signed a Code of Conduct to promote fair recruitment of domestic workers. The Code, based on the International Labour Organization’s guidelines, is a milestone agreement as the world marks the International Domestic Workers’ Day on 16 June.

May 2019

  1. Child labour in mining, poor working conditions take centre stage in inter-regional meeting

    29 May 2019

    With the growing global movement to support just transition and formalization of artisanal and small-scale gold mines, the ILO brought together experts and global actors to address child labour and poor working conditions in an inter-regional meeting held in the Philippines.

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.