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. India ratifies the Seafarers’ Identity Documents Convention and the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    09 October 2015

    India is the 31st ILO member State to ratify Convention No. 185 and the 66th to ratify the MLC, 2006

  2. ILO Deputy Director-General meets Indian officials

    05 October 2015

    During her visit to New Delhi, Ms Sandra Polaski paid a courtesy call on Mr Shankar Aggarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment, as well as other officials at MOLE.

  3. ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy visits India

    04 October 2015

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Ms Sandra Polaski visits India to meet with the constituents and other stakeholders.

  4. ILO Asian chief meets UN Resident Coordinator in India

    11 August 2015

    ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Nishimoto, met the Resident Coordinator for the United Nations and the UNDP Resident Representative for India, Mr Yuri Afanasiev, along with the United Nations country team.

  5. ILO CO-New Delhi and FICCI sign the Second Phase of the Memorandum of Understanding on SCORE

    04 August 2015

    The ILO Country Office for India and FICCI signed the Phase 2 of the MoU on ‘Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises’ (SCORE) with the objective of improving productivity and working conditions in SMEs in India.

  6. ILO Asian chief meets Indian officials

    04 August 2015

    Ms Tomoko Nishimoto meets with Mr Bandaru Dattatreya and Mr Shankar Aggarwal to discuss the ILO-India collaboration on the promotion of Decent Work.

  7. ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific visits India

    03 August 2015

    ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto visits India to meet with the constituents and other stakeholders.

  8. Trade Unions of BRICS Countries Address Common Problems

    10 July 2015

    Trade union leaders from Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa took part in the 4th Trade Union Forum of BRICS countries, which ended in Ufa, Russian Federation, on 9 July.

  9. Ensuring quality of Asia-Pacific skills development systems to be discussed

    17 March 2015

    A 3-day workshop on quality assurance for work-related skills is being held for the ILO's member States in Bangkok, Thailand.

  10. New ILO Study on Child Labour in South Asia

    25 February 2015

    The ILO’s first South Asia report estimates almost 17 million children between five and 17 years are engaged in child labour in South Asia, with one in five of these being aged 11 or under.

  11. Thirteenth Sapru House Lecture by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General

    12 January 2015


  1. EU and ILO promote decent work for health professionals

    20 November 2014

    For the past three years, the ILO, in partnership with migration-relevant government agencies, employers and workers’ organizations and civil society, has been implementing the European Union-financed project on “Decent Work across Borders”. The project focuses on raising awareness for the safe, ethical and decent migration and voluntary return of health-care professionals and skilled workers from the Philippines, India and Viet Nam to selected European member States.

  2. ILO Regional Director calls for SAARC countries to come together for a fair agenda for migrant workers

    23 September 2014

    He expressed his high hopes that forthcoming SAARC Summit will include an agenda item on migrant workers.

  3. ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Visits India

    12 September 2014

    ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Yoshiteru Uramoto visits India.

  4. Child labour 1996-97

    08 September 2014

    A part of the IPEC Pakistan information kit.

  5. India: 11 unions oppose moves to weaken union organising

    29 July 2014

  6. ILO Meeting to discuss ways to improve skills development in Asia-Pacific

    18 July 2014

    An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.

  7. Extend Social Protection: Combat Child Labour!

    11 June 2014

    To commemorate the World Day Against Child Labour 2014, NCPCR, UNICEF and ILO organized four Zonal Round Table Conferences across India that will culminate in a National Meeting on 12 June 2014 in New Delhi.

  8. Signing of joint initiative with the Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) to protect women and girls from trafficking

    03 April 2014

    The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) and the ILO Nepal signed a partnership agreement for implementation of the Work in Freedom Programme funded by the Government of UK/ Department for International Development (DFID).

  9. EU, ILO and IOM join forces to promote ethical recruitment

    02 April 2014

    Many migrants continue to be exposed to the risk of being lured into exploitative employment by unscrupulous brokers. The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry.