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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thirteenth Sapru House Lecture by Mr. Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary General
12 January 2015
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.
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.
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.
Child labour 1996-97
08 September 2014
A part of the IPEC Pakistan information kit.
India: 11 unions oppose moves to weaken union organising
29 July 2014
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.
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.
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).
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.