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Press releases

  1. © xavierarnau 2023

    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.

  2. © Nestlé 2023

    ILO to release new analysis of global labour markets and social trends

    10 January 2023

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023", which looks at the impact of economic slowdown on the global labour market.

  3. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  4. © ILO 2023

    Training Workshop on Strengthening Regional Capacity on Employment Injury Insurance (EII) and Employment Insurance (EI)

    09 December 2022

    ILO/Korea Partnership Programme and the Korean partner intuitions brought together the tripartite representatives from seven countries in South-East Asia to discuss and enhance their knowledge and understanding in relation to strengthening EII and EI system in the countries.

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. Opening address at the Executive course for regional managers on strategic compliance planning

    06 February 2023

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Executive course for regional managers on strategic compliance planning, 6 February 2023, Manila, Philippines

  2. Keynote address at the 2023 Talent summit: The impact of the future of work

    02 February 2023

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the 2023 Talent summit: The impact of the future of work of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. (AmCham), 2 February 2023, Manila, Philippines

  3. Opening address at the Validation workshop on the Code of Conduct for private recruitment agencies and its monitoring

    26 January 2023

    By Mr Rex Marlo Varona, Project Coordinator of the Safe and Fair Programme, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Validation workshop on the Code of Conduct for private recruitment agencies and its monitoring, 26 January 2023, Manila, Philippines

  4. Opening address at the Knowledge-building and advocacy webinar on the application of extended reality (XR) technologies in TVET and skills development

    16 December 2022

    By Mr Khalid Hassan, Director, ILO Country Office for the Philippines at the Knowledge-building and advocacy webinar on the application of extended reality (XR) technologies in TVET and skills development, 16 December 2022, Manila, Philippines