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.


  1. Praises, Promises and a Postal Stamp!

    22 January 2020

    Government of India (GoI) and Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) launched two compendiums and a postal stamp to honour the ILO’s contributions to the country.


  1. Economists laud ILO’s contributions to India

    10 December 2019

    The ILO’s Centenary anniversary was a highlight of 61st Conference of The Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE).

  2. ILO builds momentum for women empowerment in India's Public Enterprises

    12 September 2019

    Against the backdrop of weak labour force participation of women in India, ILO supported the development of a network of champions to promote women's leadership in the country’s public enterprises.

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    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.

  4. ILO/World Bank: Increased exports in India can improve jobs, raise wages

    28 February 2019

    The report highlights options on how to expand and widely share the benefits of higher exports.

  5. Global Commission to launch landmark Future of Work report

    14 January 2019


  1. Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) - India

    13 December 2018

    Eastern Coalfields Limited (ECL) is a subsidiary of Coal India Limited India, a state-owned coal mining company which is the largest producer of coal in the world. ECL currently has a total workforce of over 64,000 plus a large number of contractual workers. ECL operates in the coal belt of Durgapur-Asansol in West Bengal. It is one of the leading public sector companies in India engaged in protecting miners from TB and HIV in collaboration with the national TB and HIV programmes and the ILO.

  2. The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) - India

    13 December 2018

    The Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), a public sector company in Mumbai, India is the lifeline of the city’s public transportation service, reaching out to three million commuters daily. BEST also supplies electricity to over a million consumers. TB and HIV response of BEST is part of the company’s focus on health and well- being of employees, their families and communities. Having over ten years of technical partnership with the ILO, the company is experiencing several benefits of such an integrated response.

  3. ILO constituents call for quality jobs, transition to formal economy, and environmental sustainability

    20 November 2018

    The India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 outlines how the government, worker and employer organizations will work together for the next five years to ensure a progressive and just future of work for all.

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    ILO: Strong wage policies are key to promote inclusive growth in India

    20 August 2018

    Despite real wage growth, inequality, informality and gender wage gap persist.

  5. ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

  6. The numbers game: Measuring progress on the decent work agenda

    05 June 2018

    Where are the gaps in data collection on labour force in South Asia? And, why this affects successful monitoring of the SDG targets? Labour Statistician, Jean-Marie Hakizimana, demystifies key issues.

  7. “Ensuring occupational safety and health in the unorganized sector is the biggest challenge for a country like India”

    27 April 2018

    On world day for safety and health at work, the ILO talks to Avneesh Singh — Director General of DGFASLI (Directorate General of Factory Advice Service and Labour Institutes). Dr Singh says that safe and healthy work environment is a fundamental human right and that India is taking definitive steps to ensure that every worker is protected and cared for.


  1. Ease of mobility and skills recognition seen as priorities in wide-ranging India-EU migration agenda

    26 September 2017

    The International Labour Organization and International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) hosted a dialogue on migration and mobility between India and the EU.

  2. Caring for miners: Coal India Limited promotes VCT@WORK in India

    25 September 2017

  3. 40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  4. “Decent Work for Domestic Workers”: All India Jingle Writing Competition

    09 August 2017

    ILO launches a jingle competition to recognize ‘Domestic Work is Work”. This competition is organized by the ‘Work in Freedom Programme’ of the International Labour Organization.

  5. Indian government and the ILO jointly-launch ‘Aarambh’ – a unique app to maintain rural roads

    31 July 2017

    The application’s usage aims at enhancing the service delivery of the state level institutions in planning and implementing performance based rural roads maintenance contracts.

  6. ILO launches 2017 global media competition on labour migration

    31 July 2017

    The international competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration.

  7. ILO Director-General: BRICS countries play a key role in tackling global world of work challenges

    27 July 2017

    Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.