ILO Country Office for Nepal (CO–Kathmandu)

Namaste and welcome to the ILO Country Office for Nepal. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the tripartite UN agency that brings together governments, employers and workers in common action to promote decent work. Nepal joined the ILO in 1966. After the provision of technical assistance through its Liaison Office and the Office of the Senior ILO Adviser during the early time, the CO-Kathmandu office was established in 2000.

What's new

  1. Natural disaster

    ILO Director-General reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

  1. News

    ILO and MoLE/DoL sign MoU to improve Employment Services in Nepal

    9 July 2015
    Kathmandu, Nepal

    An Agreement on the new Project Labour Market Information and Employment Services (LIfE) funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) was signed with Mr Rabindra Mohan Bhattarai, Director General, Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of Nepal on 9 July 2015.

    The ILO will provide technical assistance to improve the quality of employment services through public Employment Service Centres (ESCs) in Nepal.

  2. Research Paper

    Migration and Resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 Earthquake

    The research paper examines the impact of the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks on a range of of behavioural issues linked to migration.

  3. Book

    Travel smart - Work smart: A guide for Nepali migrant workers in the United Arab Emirates

    The Travel smart – Work smart: A guide for Nepali migrant workers in the UAE provides information to low- and semi skilled migrant workers helping them to feel more secure, work safely and profitably, and avoid exploitation and abuse when working in UAE.

  4. Book

    Travel smart - Work smart: A guide for Nepali migrant workers in Qatar

    The guide provides information to low- and semi skilled migrant workers helping them to feel more secure, work safely and profitably, and avoid exploitation and abuse when working in Qatar.

  5. Book

    Travel smart - Work smart: A guide for Nepali migrant workers in Kuwait

    The guide for Nepali migrant workers in Kuwait provides information to low- and semi skilled migrant workers helping them to feel more secure, work safely and profitably, and avoid exploitation and abuse when working in Kuwait.

  6. Report

    Labour Market Trends Analysis and Labour Migration from South Asia to Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, India and Malaysia

    This report examines key labour market trends in six major destination countries for low-skilled migrant workers from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan.

  7. Meeting

    Inter-Ministerial Consultation Meeting on the Draft Bonded Labour Bill

    01 July 2015
    Kathmandu

    The Government of Nepal has taken important steps to tackle bonded labour in Nepal and the Ministry of Land Reform and Management (MoLRM) is planning to organize an Inter-Ministerial Consultation meeting to finalize the draft Bonded Labour Bill within this month.

    The objectives of the two-day national consultation workshop are to:
    • Update inter-ministerial officials on the status of the bill
    • Finalize the draft bill addressing the concerns of the cabinet

  8. Meeting

    Training Workshop on Work, Labour Force Statistics, and Labour Force Survey Tools

    12 to 15 January 2015
    Kathmandu

    The Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Nepal is conducting the third Nepal Labour Force Survey (NLFS-III) in 2015. The NFLS-III aims at updating the employment and unemployment indicators of NLFS-II which was carried out in 2008 and producing a broader range of decent work indicators, and issues such as child labour, labour migration, school-to-work transition survey, occupational safety and health labour migration and informal employment.

    As a part of ILO’s support to strengthening the technical and institutional capacity of CBS to collect reliable, sex-disaggregated labour market statistics, the ILO Regional Office in Bangkok with the collaboration of the Central Bureau of Statistics of Nepal and the ILO Office in Kathmandu organized the Training Workshop for concerned CBS officials on 12 to 15 January 2015 in Kathmandu Nepal.