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. Bonded labour can be addressed by reducing conditions that perpetrate bondage like situation- Experts

    08 October 2013

    National Consultation on Abolition of Bonded Labour and Reducing Vulnerability to Bondage in India through Promotion of Decent Work, New Delhi

  2. Indian Unions set up joint platform for the ratification and application of C87 and C98

    02 October 2013

    A solidarity campaign continues for the ratification and application of ILO Conventions 87 on Freedom of Association and 98 on Collective Bargaining established by 11 national trade union confederations in India.

  3. The ILO – Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) and the Trade Unions in India

    11 September 2013

    Asia Pacific Regional Symposium on the follow up to the Campaign for Ratification and Application of ILO Conventions 87 (Freedom of Association)and 98 (Collective Bargaining)

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    Asia-Pacific on the road to middle-class employment

    30 August 2013

    A recent ILO study shows that despite robust economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, millions of people are still living under or just above the poverty line.

  5. Increasing the knowledge base for policy decision making: EU and ILO India promote decent work agenda for Indian health professionals

    01 August 2013

    Thousands of Indian health professionals migrate every year for work, raising important questions related to the global shortage and inequitable distribution of health professionals, in and between many countries and the conditions under which their migration experience takes place

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    New support to protect girls and women from ‘modern day slavery’

    15 July 2013

    The ILO and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) partner to combat trafficking of women and girls with major new project in South Asia and the Middle East.

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    DFID, ILO to launch new initiative to tackle trafficking of women and girls

    10 July 2013

  8. ILO Director-General visits India

    16 May 2013

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder, will visit India from 18 to 19 May 2013. This will be Mr Ryder’s first visit to India since he was elected on 1 October 2012.

  9. Trade unions sharing experiences in promoting decent work for domestic workers through unionization in India

    17 April 2013

    Today, a two-day workshop on sharing experience in organizing domestic workers closed in Bangalore, India. The event was organised by the ILO

  10. Dissemination of findings of a joint United Nations study on social protection floor for India

    16 April 2013

    The study examines the innovations, opportunities, challenges and trends in the area of social protection and recommends measures for achieving a social protection floor in India.

  11. Unionizing domestic workers to promote decent work in Bangalore – New ILO report

    15 April 2013

    The ILO report on Unionizing Domestic Workers: Case Study of the INTUC – Karnataka Domestic Workers Congress” was released today in Bangalore, India.

  12. India: Workers detained in violation of their rights

    20 February 2013

  13. ILO Regional Director interacts with RSBY Beneficiaries and Children from the NCLP School

    15 February 2013

  14. ILO Regional Director meets Minister of Labour & Employment, Government of India

    13 February 2013

    Mr. Yoshiteru Uramoto, ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific meets Mr. Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labour & Employment, Government of India during his visit to India.

  15. ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific's first visit to India

    11 February 2013

    ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Yoshiteru Uramoto visits India.

  16. Women’s Labour Force Participation in India and South Asia Have women benefited from an era of globalization and growth?

    08 February 2013

    he conference will discuss studies on women issues in the world of work in India and South Asia, underline key policy areas and strategies to promote the economic empowerment of women and their access to decent work and identify knowledge gaps for further research and analysis.


  1. Light Engineering units enhance competitiveness with ILO’s ‘SCORE’ programme

    03 December 2012

    Enterprises from India’s Faridabad, Ahmednagar and Chennai will be sharing productivity gains as a result of ILO-SCORE training.

  2. Light Engineering units enhance competitiveness with ILO’s ‘SCORE’ programme

    03 December 2012

    To be held in Ahmednagar on 5 December 2012.

  3. Sexual harassment at workplace Bill passed in India

    04 September 2012

  4. "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.