This is a list of official ILO press releases issued by the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. Some are available in multiple languages, indicated on the top of each release. The most recent release is at the top.
Tri-partite consultation workshop on improving the compliance and reporting of core labour standards
15 February 2017, Karachi, Pakistan
The ILO in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and with the financial assistance of the European Union organized a tri-partite plus workshop for the Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committees of Baluchistan and Sindh provinces. The workshop fostered greater understanding of core international labour standards and has helped in evolving a national action plan to strengthen the compliance and reporting of these standards.
15 February 2017,
New ILO-Eurofound report shows that the use of modern communication technologies facilitates a better overall work-life balance but, at the same time, also blurs the boundaries between work and personal life.
13 February 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
The ILO Office in Nepal organized the official launch of the “The Bridge Project - From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour” in Lalitpur, Nepal. The project will support the Government of Nepal’s efforts in the fight against forced labour.
Fair Trade Certification for Red Lady Papaya: Vavuniya North Fruit Growers Cooperative achieves another landmark.
13 February 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Vavuniya North Fruit Growers Cooperative Union has achieved a major milestone by becoming the First Cooperative in Sri Lanka and probably the first organization in South Asia to be Fair Trade Certified for Red Lady papaya. The certification process was carried out by the Global Certifying Body for Fair Trade- FLOCERT.
26 January 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal
Brick by Brick report highlights working conditions and practices affecting millions of people and hundreds of thousands of animals in the industry every day.
23 January 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan
ILO supported the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and HRD in organizing a two-day National Tripartite Consultation on ‘Labour Legislation in Post-Devolution Scenario’ on 17-18 January 2017 in Islamabad. It was the first opportunity for all Federal and Provincial Tripartite Consultative Committee members to jointly review progress on Labour Legislation and discuss actions for each Province/State/Region. Consultation was part of the ILO’s new project ‘Promoting International Labour & Environmental Standards in Pakistani SMEs (ILES)’ – funded by EU.
16 January 2017,
Regional Director has appointed Mr Markus Ruck as Officer-in- Charge of CO-Colombo from Monday, 16 January 2017, to Tuesday, 28 February 2017
12 January 2017, Manila, Philippines
The Philippines ushers in the New Year with programmes to intensify its fight against child labour. These initiatives include a first comprehensive project on child labour with set up of helpdesks, a new project on child labour in gold mining, and a new child labour module in the conditional cash transfer programme.
A Task Force on promoting sustainable and responsible business in the Sialkot sports goods manufacturing sector is established
30 December 2016, Sialkot, Pakistan
A Task Force on promoting sustainable and responsible business in the Sialkot sports goods manufacturing sector under ILO’s Project “More and better jobs through socially responsible labour practices in Asia”, funded by the Government of Japan is established.
23 December 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan
“In commemoration of the ‘International Migrants Day’, ILO provided technical support to the Government of Pakistan, Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF) – a subsidiary of the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (OP&HRD) for organizing a seminar on ‘Enhancing Role of Overseas Pakistanis in Nation Building’.
Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN) encourages corporations to promote diversity and inclusivity in the workplace
16 December 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
Coinciding with the month of Disability Awareness this December, five companies have agreed to sign a commitment and establish the Indonesia Business & Disability Network (IBDN) that aims at promoting diversity and inclusivity in the workplace.
ILO Director-General calls on Nepal to promote domestic employment, fair migration and social dialogue
14 December 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal
"Labour policies should recognize the needs of all groups to access skills and decent work opportunities," said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.
ILO’s Asia-Pacific labour conference calls for more efforts to achieve equitable economic growth with decent work
13 December 2016, BANGKOK
The meeting discussed issues affecting employment and the world of work in the Asia, Pacific and Arab States.
Overworked and undervalued: New ILO studies find discrimination against women migrant workers in construction and domestic work in Thailand
13 December 2016,
12 December 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal
Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder visiting Nepal from 13 to 15 December 2016 to mark 50 years of development partnership.
06 December 2016, Bali, Indonesia
Indonesia’s Vice President Mohammad Jusuf Kalla and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder opened the ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Bali, with a call for a greater emphasis on social justice in development.
06 December 2016,
Ahead of International Migrants Day (18 December), the ILO will hold a launch event for two new reports.
02 December 2016,
Policy makers, academics and civil society groups from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states will meet at the ILO 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting to discuss strategies for creating jobs and promoting equity and decent work.
01 December 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) in a bid to reconstruct the heavily damaged homes of the employees of their member corporates in the heavy floods which hit the Western Province early this year collaborated with the International Labour Organization (ILO).
First meeting of the Project Advisory Committee of Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan (SLISP) Project
01 December 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan
1st meeting of the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) was convened at the Ministry of OPHRD on 23rd November 2016.