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.

2022

  1. 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.

  2. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  3. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  4. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.

  5. Media opportunities at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    25 November 2022

    Information on opportunities for media coverage at the 17th APRM

  6. ILO to release new report on Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

    24 November 2022

    This third edition of the biennial Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook pulls together the most recent statistics to highlight how labour markets in the region are recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.

  7. The ITCILO invites youth to the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023

    15 November 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Winter Global Youth Forum 2023 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  8. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    10 November 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the ILO will be held 6 to 9 December 2022 in Singapore, to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

  9. ILO’s Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific meets Labour Minister and key constituents in India

    30 July 2022

    The RD visited India on her first mission and met the Labour Minister, constituents and the UN India team to strengthen the ILO’s Decent Work for All mandate in the country.

  10. Statement by ILO's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    30 July 2022

    Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the Regional Director, ILO Asia Pacific, met with grassroot organisers of SEWA union in Delhi. Supported by ILO’s Work in Freedom programme in India since 2014, SEWA organisers provided an overview of work done, COVID-19’s impact and demands of domestic workers in India.

  11. The ITCILO invites youth to the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022

    04 July 2022

    The ITCILO, training arm of the International Labour Organization, invites undergraduate, graduate students and young professionals to participate in the Summer Global Youth Forum 2022 – an experiential learning platform bringing youth at the forefront of efforts aimed at supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  12. National Consultation: Role of intermediaries /subagents in the foreign employment recruitment process

    27 June 2022

    A national consultation hosted by International Labour Organization (ILO) on "Role of intermediaries / subagents in the foreign employment recruitment process” at Islamabad, Pakistan to propose a set of policy recommendations including endorsement of national emigration and welfare labour policy.

  13. Employers’ organisations pledge to improve working conditions for domestic workers in India

    17 June 2022

    All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE) and the Employers Federation of India (EFI) adopt Voluntary Pledge to promote decent work for domestic workers in India

  14. Joint Media Release - South Asia Member States working together to develop a regional qualifications reference framework

    15 February 2022

  15. Launch of ILO 's report on the “Impact of COVID-19 on nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries: An exploratory study”

    31 January 2022

    On 25 January 2022, the ILO launched an exploratory study considering the impact of COVID-19 on the nexus between climate change and labour migration in selected South Asian countries, particularly India, Bangladesh and Nepal. The study aimed to better understand how internal and international migrant workers who moved in the context of climate change have been affected by the outbreak of COVID-19.

2021

  1. Strengthening informal businesses in India through Activity-Based Learning - Lessons from cases in Lao People's Democratic Republic and Cambodia

    13 December 2021

    The ILO organized an online workshop on “Delivering Impactful Support for Informal Businesses” for Indian ministries, sectoral associations and development organizations which support development of informal businesses. The workshop presented findings from research on training and skills needs for the informal sector in India, as well as case studies from Lao People's Democratic Republic Cambodia on delivery of the ILO’s Activity-Based Learning programmes.

  2. Need human-centred recovery from COVID-19: Ministry of Labour, employers and workers affirm at ILO event

    10 December 2021

    The panel deliberated on the ILO’s Global Call to Action which prioritizes an economic recovery that is “fully inclusive, sustainable and resilient”, by the creation of decent jobs for all and addresses the inequalities caused by the crisis.

  3. Knowledge hub on labour migration in South Asia launched

    24 November 2021

    The launch of the South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM) knowledge hub, which will bring together academic and policy think tanks from across the sub-region to advance the state of knowledge in this area, building bridges across disciplines.

  4. Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  5. ILO welcomes BRICS Ministers' support for human-centred recovery from COVID-19

    15 July 2021

    The ILO’s Global Call to Action for a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis, adopted by the membership at the International Labour Conference in June, has been endorsed by the Labour and Employment Ministers of the five BRICS economies.