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.


  1. ILO hosts Conclave to promote sustainable enterprises and local sustainable development in India

    24 November 2023

    Policymakers and government officials from Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Korea and South Africa, along with other stakeholders integral to the MSME value chain and the ILO’s tripartite constituents, attended the event.

  2. Joint Press Release on Conclave on Promotion of Sustainable Enterprises for Local Development by ILO and Ministry of MSME, GoI

    24 November 2023

    The ILO in partnership with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MoMSME) is organizing a 1-day conclave on "Promotion of Sustainable Enterprises for Local Development". The conclave aims to bring together policymakers, industry leaders, MSMEs, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders from India and other emerging economies to deliberate on strategies for responsible supply chain for sustaining competitiveness, industrial linkages and value chain development for local enterprise growth, and promotion of market responsive MSME ecosystem, with the primary objective for sustainable, resilient and inclusive development and Decent Work for All.

  3. Phase II of India-EU migration project launched

    20 October 2023

    The European Commission and the Government of India signed the Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility in 2016. To support the joint objectives outlined in the CAMM, Phase II of the Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility project was launched.

  4. The ship recycling industry has a critical role in combatting the climate crisis

    09 October 2023

    Address at the third Tripartite Meeting of the Industry Safety Committee for the Ship Recycling Industry in Alang by Satoshi Sasaki, OIC and Deputy Director, ILO DWT/CO-New Delhi

  5. ILO welcomes G20 Culture Ministers' support for decent work goals

    29 August 2023

    G20 ministers have reiterated their support for decent work in the cultural and creative industries, including alignment with international labour standards, skills training, effective social protection and reinforced channels for dialogue.

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    ILO research highlights gaps and potential in use of technology to help youth find work

    26 July 2023

    Technological transformation in public employment services can support youth in Asia-Pacific to navigate labour market transitions and enter decent work.

  7. Technical Experts Meeting on South Asia Qualifications Reference Framework (SAQRF)

    27 June 2023

    The Qualifications Framework will ease the movement of workers and students across the region and bring equal opportunities and fairness in the recruitment process.

  8. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  9. Strengthening bilateral labour migration agreements to protect the rights of women migrant workers

    18 May 2023

    ILO, UN Women and IOM host a Symposium on women migrants workers’ rights under the GOALS programme.

  10. Roundtable on Global Accelerator on Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions held in Delhi

    04 May 2023

    ILO, UNICEF and UNRCO India come together to discuss the potential for creating jobs in the green, digital and care economies

  11. A note on ILO modelled estimates and country rankings or comparisons

    30 March 2023

    Information on how the estimates are to be used

  12. Government and ILO discuss skill acquisition and gainful employment for Indian workers in Japan

    16 March 2023

    In the international labour market, Japan offers unique opportunities for employing Indian workers


  1. Decent Work Country Programme for India 2023 - 2027 launched

    20 December 2022

    The ILO along with its constituents launched its new DWCP, the fourth since 2007, to pave the way for the next five years, as the country builds forward better after the COVID-19 pandemic.

  2. The Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS) Programme Supports Sustainable and Inclusive Labour Migration Governance Frameworks in the Region.

    18 December 2022

    On this International Migrants' Day, the world lauds the socio-cultural and economic contributions of the 169 million migrant workers around the world, who help boost economies and strengthen the social fabric of communities.

  3. ILO announces winners of the 2022 Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

    16 December 2022

    Winning entries provide balanced and ethical reporting on migrants and labour migration and encourage the media to address stereotypes and misconceptions.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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