News and Press releases

This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the ILO-New Delhi Office. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.

2012

  1. "Momentous" new agreement to promote child rights and child protection in South Asia

    28 August 2012

    The Regional Secretariat of the South Asia Initiative to End Violence against Children (SAIEVAC), a South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Apex Body and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU aims to reinforce the two organizations' work on child rights and child protection by improving cooperation beween them.

  2. ILO signs US$1,140,000 partnership with Korean Government

    27 June 2012

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed an agreement that will provide US$1,140,000, as well as technical expertise, to support the development of decent work in more than 15 Asian countries.

  3. HIV and AIDS workplace prevention: sharing experiences between India and Tajikistan

    24 April 2012

    On April 24 First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan Emin Sanginov met with Director of ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India Tine Staermose, launching a five-day study mission on HIV and AIDS and the world of the work for the Tajik delegation of tripartite constituents.

  4. ‘Decent Work for Youth in India’ The Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO Join Hands for Youth Employment

    20 April 2012

    To raise awareness on the issue of youth employment, the International Labour Organization (ILO), collaborated with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE), Government of India, to host a day long event on 20 April 2012

  5. IBSA International Conference on South-South Cooperation:

    08 March 2012

    Concluding Press Release

  6. IBSA International Conference on South-South Cooperation:

    08 March 2012

    Press Release

2011

  1. Training of newly recruited labour inspectors in Maharashtra

    15 November 2011

    A five day training programme for newly recruited labour inspectors in Maharastra was jointly organised by the ILO New Delhi Office and the Maharashtra Department of Labour. The training was based on the labour inspection modules produced by LAB/ADMIN and the ILO Turin Centre in the context of the Norwegian funded project on strengthening labour inspection.

  2. Decent Work Research Prize Laureates address ILO

    11 November 2011

    Decent Work Research Prize Laureates Professor Jayati Ghosh and Professor Eve C. Landau called for economic policy reforms based on decent work to meet current challenges in global labour markets at a ceremony held during the 312th session of the ILO Governing Body.

  3. UN Youth Champion to interact with young domestic workers

    06 April 2011

    UN Youth Champion, Monique Coleman is on world tour to promote the UN’s global observance of the International Year of Youth. She will meet with young domestic workers, at the ILO Country office, New Delhi on 8 April 2011.

  4. National Tripartite Consultation On Promoting Registration of Construction Workers under BOCW Welfare Cess Act, New Delhi 23-24 March 2011

    23 March 2011

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE), Government of India and International Labour Office (ILO) will jointly organize a National Tripartite Consultations on Promoting Registration of Construction Workers under Welfare Fund

2010

  1. Afghanistan adopts first ever Decent Work Country Programme

    17 July 2010

    Afghanistan’s first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) has been signed during a ceremony at the MoLSAMD (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled).

  2. National Conference on Green Jobs, New Delhi, 24 - 25 June 2010

    24 June 2010

    Government agencies, ILO social partners and other stake holders come together to discuss emerging trends and issues relating to the creation of new environment friendly employment opportunities and the transformation of existing occupations in the shift towards greener economies, at the two day National conference.

  3. First National Conference on Green Jobs, New Delhi, 24 - 25 June 2010

    17 June 2010

    The conference discusses emerging trends and issues relating to the creation of new environment friendly employment opportunities and the transformation of existing occupations in the shift towards greener economies.

  4. World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".

  5. Celebration of 90th anniversary of ILO in India

    05 February 2010

    In tune with the world wide celebrations on the theme of “90 years – working for social justice”, India celebrated the 90th anniversary of International Labour Organization (ILO) on a pleasant spring morning on 4 February 2010.

  6. India adopts Decent Work Country Programme

    04 February 2010

    Representatives of the Government of India, employers' and workers' organizations signed the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Mr P C Chaturvedi, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Government of India, Mr N.M. Adyanthaya, Workers' Member, ILO Governing Body, Mr Y.K. Modi, Employers' Member ILO Governing Body and Ms Leyla Tegmo-Reddy, Director, Subregional Office for South Asia were the signatories to the document.

2009

  1. ILO presents proven strategies for the prevention of HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    08 September 2009

    HIV/AIDS project dissemination workshop, New Delhi 9-11 September 2009

  2. Launch of skill development initiative for domestic workers/household assistants

    04 July 2009

    The Delhi Government, the Ministry of Labour and Employment and ILO have joined hands to kick-start a pilot training programme to skill and re-skill domestic workers/household assistants across the Delhi and Noida region. The Pilot programme aims to improve the service of domestic work as well as to enhance the employability and living and working conditions of domestic workers.

2008

  1. Global employment trends 2008

    23 January 2008

    South Asia could end poverty in a generation, but only if economic development is accompanied by inclusive labour market policies, according to a new report by the ILO.

2007

  1. Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) in South Asia

    03 September 2007

    South Asia shows significant progress in productivity and working poverty, but low female labour force participation misses productivity potential