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04 October 2022
Over 30 trade unions and workers' organizations representatives from 10 countries in Asia and the Pacific will convene in the Philippines for a sub-regional conference to promote decent work, which aims to improve the living conditions of millions of workers still affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
30 September 2022
ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, concludes 10 years of work, putting human-centred development and recovery at the heart of global policy-making. He handed the keys of office to his successor, Gilbert F. Houngbo.
28 September 2022
New global WHO guidelines on mental health at work are reinforced by practical strategies outlined in a joint WHO/ILO policy brief.
12 September 2022
Latest estimates show that forced labour and forced marriage have increased significantly in the last five years, according to the International Labour Organization, Walk Free and the International Organization for Migration.
21 May 2018
Following Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) many workers were pushed to the informal economy where they face hazards at work due to lack of occupational safety and health. The ILO’s SafeYouth@Work Project helps them design and implement training programmes on occupational safety and health (OSH).
14 May 2018
Construction attracts more young workers but it has one of the highest rates of occupational injury and illness. Santi knows that workers in the construction industry face day to day occupational hazards.
07 May 2018
Safety and health at work is important for government officials and workers in the public sector. Al, a young public sector official and union member shares that the local government is also performing its duty to protect its people by ensuring occupational safety and health.
30 April 2018
Risky behaviours are most common among young workers. Zai, a female welder shares that women can do what men can. Welders like her, however, should not take dangerous shortcuts to make easy money, because what is important is making it home safe for your family.
29 August 2022
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the launch of the ILO-Great Women-J.P. Morgan Women Entrepreneurs Peer Programme, 29 August 2022, Manila, Philippines
Message at the DTI-ILO Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony of the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project
26 August 2022
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the DTI-ILO Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony of the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project, 26 August 2022, Manila, Philippines
22 August 2022
By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the ceremonial signing on the partnership on strengthening and institutionalizing a gender-responsive Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), help desks and services for migrant workers in Quezon City, 22 August 2022, Quezon City, Philippines
Keynote message at the 2022 Pride Summit on the role of the business sector in building inclusive, safe, progressive and democratic spaces and industries for LGBTQIA+ workers
05 August 2022
By Mr Bryan Balco, Project Manager of the ILO EU Trade for Decent Work, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 2022 Pride Summit on the role of the business sector in building inclusive, safe, progressive and democratic spaces and industries for LGBTQIA+ Workers, 5 August 2022, Paranaque City, Philippines