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ILO director-general reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

The latest major earthquake to hit Nepal comes as recovery efforts are still on-going in the central districts devastated by the earthquake that struck on April 25, according to ILO director-general Guy Ryder. “Our hearts go out to the families

More than a quarter of Nepali youth unemployed: ILO

The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – stood highest in in Nepal at 28.9 per cent, according to an international report. The average youth unemployment rate – relaxed definition – was 14.2 per cent, the new report by

Experts urge formalisation of economy to discourage migration

Experts suggested formalisation of agriculture, trading, construction; transport and micro enterprise sectors that could help discourage outflow of Nepali youths from the country. Currently, around 1,500 youths leave the country daily in search of employment in Gulf and Malaysia due

Government urges multilateral agencies to study rising migrant workers’ death

The government has requested multilateral agencies to find out exact cause of rising deaths of Nepali workers in Gulf countries and Malaysia. Speaking at an interaction jointly organised by Ministry of Labour and Employment and Nepali Coordination Committee, here today

Urge to bridge job demand and supply gap

The labour experts urged the government to bridge job demand and supply gap by linking education and vocational training. Even though education is not a panacea and does not in itself create jobs, having higher level of education or skills

Majority of youths dissatisfied with their jobs: ILO

The Work4Youth Project that is running under International Labour Organisation (ILO) revealed that nearly 60 per cent young Nepali workers are dissatisfied with their current jobs. In its report ‘Labour market transitions of young women and men in Nepal’, the

Nepal proposes to hold next regional labour meet in Kathmandu

Nepal has proposed to hold next regional labour meet in Kathmandu. During the second day of South Asia Labour Conference in Lahore today, joint secretary at the Ministry of Labour Dhan Bahadur Shrestha offered to host the conference in Nepal

South Asia labour meet kicks off today

LAHORE: Labour ministers from six SAARC countries, International Labour Organisation (ILO) and EU dignitaries, representatives of Turkey and China, apart from labour ministers from all four provinces of Pakistan are taking part in the first day of South Asia Labour

Unemployment rate in Nepal to increase: ILO

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has projected unemployment rate to increase in Nepal. The unemployment rate that stood at 2.69 per cent in 2013 is projected to increase to 2.71 per cent in the year 2014 and 2.72 per cent

South Asia sees additional jobseekers

South Asian labour markets continued to suffer from high rates of informal/agricultural employment where jobs are poorly paid and unprotected, according to a report. Global Employment Trends 2014 revealed that between 2012 and 2013 global unemployment increased by almost five

Productivity of Nepali employees erodes to negative in last one decade

Productivity of Nepali employees has eroded and dropped to negative in last one decade from 2002 to 2011, according to a draft National Employment Policy 2013. Though, the number of employment has increased in last one decade, the productivity of

ILO, EU to support welfare of Nepali migrant workers

International Labour Organisation (ILO) and European Union (EU) jointly launched a 2.41 million euros project in Kathmandu today aiming at promoting the welfare of ‘vulnerable migrant workers’ from Nepal, India and Pakistan to the Gulf countries. The project ‘Promoting Effective

Long-term unemployment, the new challenge for many countries

Unemployment spells for workers are becoming longer in some countries compared to the pre-crisis situation in 2008, according to the new edition of the ILO Key Indicators of the Labour Market. “Headlines on a recent decline in unemployment rates hide

UN calls for just remuneration on Human Rights Day

On one hand the domestic industries lack skilled manpower, on the other around 1,700 youths fly to the deserts of middle east and Malaysia for employment due to government’s failure in creating decent work and ensuring just remuneration. Fare wage