ILO and UNICEF say child labor rises to 160 million marking the first increase in two decades

KATHMANDU, April 30: Lack of data on accidents and hazards that the workers have been facing at their workplace has been hindering the implementation of measures to ensure occupational safety and health in Nepal, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

KATHMANDU, July 4: The International Labor Organization (ILO) has agreed to provide Rs 51 million grant to the Non-resident Nepali Association (NRNA) to rescue Nepali nationals stranded in Malaysia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia due to COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Three different United Nations (UN) agencies including the UNICEF, ILO, and the UN Women have urged the government for greater support to working families to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown on children, laborers, and women.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Qatar has endorsed new legislations that would bring an end to the Kafala system, an abusive sponsorship scheme that has long been criticized for fueling abuse and exploitation of foreign workers.

Let women entrepreneurs rise

September 9, 2019 01:25 am

Should policy making be more nuanced to accommodate the need of evolving demographic trend in Nepal? If phrased like this, the answer is likely to be an almost unanimous ‘yes.’ And yet, policy making tends to be rigid and changing a policy takes ages. Take for example, policies regarding women entrepreneurs. In a survey of managers and owners of 622 Nepali firms conducted by the International Labor Organization (ILO) two years ago, women entrepreneurs identified access to finance and difficulty of getting customers as two top barriers to growth.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Stating that democracy without economic rights and social justice remains incomplete, Prime Minister KP Oli has said that Nepal's conception of democracy goes beyond formalities such as formation of  political party, take part in electoral process or enjoy freedom of expression.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The International Labour Organisation (ILO), a body of the United Nations Organisation, is celebrating 100 years of its establishment. The ILO was established on the principle that world peace could be achieved only on the basis of social justice.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has left for Geneva on Saturday evening to attend the Centenary Session of International Labor Organization.

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KATHMANDU, May 23: ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, has wrapped up her four-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday with a call to all constituents to “work beyond the normal” to help realize social justice and decent work for all.

KATHMANDU, May 21: With technological advances changing the nature of many jobs and leading to the need for new skills, the International Labour Organization (ILO) has called for expediting human-centered agenda for the future of work.

KATHMANDU, Mar 4: Various organizations working for the welfare of migrant workers have urged the government to ratify the International Labor Organization (ILO) Convention 189 to ensure workers' including housemaids' rights within the country and abroad.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Politicians and civil society leaders have stressed the need the intensive homework on liability assessment at home prior to the ratification of the ILO C189 and UN C1990.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The International Labour Organisation (ILO) seemed positive towards Nepal request to support the "Prime Minister Employment Program".

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Secretary for Labour and Employment, Mr. Laxman Prasad Mainali, met Mr. Guy Ryder, Director General of International Labour Organization at his office on November 2 and held discussion on various facets of Nepal-ILO relations. The Labr Secretary is in Geneva to attend the 331st Governing Board Meeting of ILO. The GB meeting started from 26 October and will continue till 9 November 2017.  The meeting discussed issues related to strengthening co-operation between ILO and Nepal, the Permanent Mission/Embassy of Nepal in Geneva stated in a press release.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Richard Howard, Director of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Office for Nepal, has said that the ILO was always committed to provide a better lifestyle to the laborers which will contribute to economic development of the country.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Nepal has been elected in the governing body of the International Labour Organization (ILO), 50 years after it became member of the United Nations (UN) body.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Though majority of women prefer to have paid work, contrary to this, the situation is disappointing as women progress in work in terms of number and quality is slow worldwide and is completely halted in some parts, show the key findings of a survey conducted in 142 countries by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Gallup.

KATHMANDU, June 2: As the International Labor Organisation's 106th Session of the International Labor Conference is just around the corner, Nepal has intensified preparations at the diplomatic-level to garner support for the post of the deputy member in the ILO Governing Body.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The International Labor Organization (ILO) has launched a project 'From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to global action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)', aiming to combat slavery and forced labor systems in Nepal.

ILO Director General visiting Nepal

December 13, 2016 09:35 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: International Labour Organization Director General Guy Ryder is arriving in Kathmandu on a three-day visit beginning Tuesday to mark 50 years of development partnership with Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The death rate among migrant workers is similar to that of the Nepali population for the same age group, according to a recent research report.