09 December 2013
As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade - with the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Free Trade Agreement negotiations – a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way to improved working conditions and competitiveness.
05 December 2013
Nupur Howlader is Bangladesh's only nationally-qualified female welder. An ILO-EU skills training programme has given her the chance to both earn a better living and challenge gender stereotypes.
29 November 2013
In the Pacific region, sport plays a very important role in life. Youth unemployment is also rampant. Linking sports to youth employment could bring about positive results as young peoples’ skills in sports can be useful at work.
24 October 2013
Six months on from the Rana Plaza building collapse, the ILO is helping survivors develop new skills and find jobs. Three workers who survived the tragedy talked to ILO News about their way back into employment.
15 October 2013
Changing perceptions is sometimes the biggest challenge when it comes to fighting child labour. But dialogue and cooperation is always a good start.
01 October 2013
In a country where 75 per cent of the population live in rural areas and 40 per cent are below the poverty line, improving a short stretch of road can mean more jobs and a better quality of life for rural workers and their families.
18 September 2013
The recruitment agency association in Viet Nam is piloting a self-regulatory tool to promote fair competition and better protect migrant workers.
16 September 2013
An opinion-editorial by Tauvik Muhamad, Programme Officer, ILO-Jakarta, responding to the controversial debate on minimum wage fixing and to the recent issuance of the Presidential Instruction on minimum wage. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 16 September.
13 September 2013
The International Labour Organization is playing a critical role in helping a Fijian coastal community rebuild its flooded village.
02 September 2013
Sexual harassment is not just a violation of human rights, in the workplace it also damages productivity and professional relationships. Recent cases in India have drawn attention to the problem, but the ILO is working with employers and managers to address sexual harassment in the workplace and change attitudes.
23 August 2013
With the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 now in force, ratifying countries, like Vietnam, are turning to implementation.
21 August 2013
The coming into force of the Maritime Labour Convention on 20 August 2013 has particular resonance in the Philippines – the world’s leading supplier of seafarers. As a result, Filipino seafarers will see huge improvements to their working conditions on board ships.
02 August 2013
Though it is banned by the government and has all but disappeared from certain locations, bonded labour persists in some parts of the country.
31 July 2013
The ILO teams up with the local authorities to help remove and prevent children from entering child labour in urban and rural areas in five states.
19 July 2013
In one of the remotest parts of Indonesia, devastated by a tsunami, an ILO business training programme has helped one young woman develop talents she never knew she had, and open up new horizons for her community.
25 June 2013
While the national grid reaches many areas of Bangladesh, most of the country’s 142 million inhabitants live in rural areas and 70 per cent of them are not connected. Most rely on kerosene fuelled lamps for lighting and petrol or diesel-fired generators for other power needs. Solar power is increasingly seen as a convenient, affordable and environmentally friendly alternative for many in Bangladesh.
14 June 2013
The ILO’s infrastructure project on the Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar, not only re-established access to villages devastated by cyclone Nargis in 2008 but also gave rise to a bustling community life.
12 June 2013
When Farzana Hassan began teaching a handful of child labourers at an ILO project in Pakistan, she never imagined that, years later, she would have turned her classroom into a fully-fledged college for girls.
12 June 2013
Opinion editorial by Maurizio Bussi, Director, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific on the occasion of World Day against Child Labour
10 June 2013
A non-profit organization set up in response to the devastation caused by cyclone Nargis employs women to run small businesses that benefit poor communities.