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Press releases

  1. Philippines to host trade union post-COVID sub-regional conference

    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.

  2. © M. Crozet / ILO 2022

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder concludes 10-year term in office

    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.

  3. © ILO 2022

    WHO and ILO call for new measures to tackle mental health issues at work

    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.

  4. © Trafficking in Persons Office 2022

    50 million people worldwide in modern slavery

    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.

Features articles

  1. Safety matters: More to life after Haiyan

    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).

  2. Construction ahead, safety first

    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.

  3. Think safety, work safely

    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.

  4. Safe and equal opportunities without dangerous shortcuts

    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.

Speeches

  1. Message at the launch of the ILO-Great Women-J.P. Morgan Women Entrepreneurs Peer Programme

    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

  2. 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

  3. Message at the partnership signing of the Migrant Resource Centre in Quezon City

    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

  4. 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