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Press releases

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.

2014

  1. ILO's global training module on entrepreneurship launched in Pakistan

    02 September 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The ILO and the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan launched a new programme today to strengthen women's entrepreneurship in Pakistan.

  2. Two days orientation session on “Provincial Survey on Child and Bonded Labour” and “Child and Bonded Labour Monitoring and Reporting System”

    29 August 2014, Lahore, Pakistan

    Department of Labour and Human Resource, Government of the Punjab organized the two day orientation session on "Provincial Survey on Child and Bonded Labour" and "Child and Bonded Labour Monitoring and Reporting System" with the technical support of ILO Country Office, Pakistan.

  3. International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes US/Myanmar announcement on labour market collaboration

    28 August 2014, Yangon, Myanmar

    With the ILO's technical support,the Governments of the United States and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar will work together to support the promotion of fundamental labour rights and practices in Myanmar.

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  5. Making businesses better: ILO training for entrepreneurship

    20 August 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Thirty trainers from all over Pakistan are being trained on ILO's global module, Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to strengthen business incubation centres.

  6. ILO Supports seven young people to participate at the SIDS Youth Forum

    15 August 2014, Apia, Samoa

    The International Labour Organization this week announced seven young people to take part in the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Youth Forum to take place on the 28th of August 2014 in Apia, Samoa

  7. Launch of new study on labour market effects of AEC 2015

    14 August 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

    A new study on how labour markets will be affected by deeper ASEAN integration will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in Jakarta, on Wednesday 20 August.

  8. Technical workshop on Green Jobs and Green Entrepreneurship

    13 August 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The Livelihood Restoration, Protection and Sustainable Empowerment of Vulnerable Peasant Communities in Sindh Province (LRP) in collaboration with the ILO regional office Bangkok organized the first three day technical workshop on “Green Jobs and Green Entrepreneurship”.

  9. ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries launches report “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States - Challenges, Opportunities and Policy Responses”

    12 August 2014, Suva, Fiji

    To mark International Youth Day, The International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Pacific Island Countries have launched a report, entitled “Decent Work and Social Justice in Pacific Small Island Developing States”.

  10. ILO Training to boost employment services in Asia-Pacific

    11 August 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    Boosting employability, improving access to labour markets, and promoting employment in six Asia Pacific countries, is the focus of a five-day employment services training being organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangkok.

  11. Government of Punjab and ILO Expand Partnership to Combat Child and Bonded Labour

    11 August 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan

    According to the Government of Pakistan, 8,000 child and bonded labourers have been rehabilitated.

  12. Improving data collection of labour statistics (including labour migration statistics)in Pacific Island Countries

    01 August 2014, Nadi, Fiji

    The ILO in collaboration with partners, UNESCAP and SPC has completed a sub-regional technical workshop on labour and migration statistics for Pacific Island Countries. This technical workshop took place from 28 July to 1 August 2014 in Nadi, Fiji and brought together government officials from the Ministry/Department of Labour and National Statistics Office from nine Pacific Island Countries, including an employer’s representative.

  13. ILO initiates short-term job creation opportunities for North Waziristan IDPs

    25 July 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The International Labour Organization has advised the Government of Pakistan to provide short-term jobs to North Waziristan IDPs on priority basis to avoid their long term protracted unemployment. This follows ILO’s reconnaissance mission to Bannu in July 2014 which revealed that a large number of IDPs were idle most of the day either-on the sidelines of the distribution hubs, or in the city areas due to non-availability of productive work opportunities.

  14. 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.

  15. Women in the world of work: ILO trains journalists on reporting gender and labor rights

    09 July 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan

    On Monday 7th July 2014, thirty (30) journalists from print and electronic media convened for a three day meeting to equip them with advanced reporting skills on covering gender and labour rights in Pakistan. The training has been organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Civic Action Resources, an Islamabad based organization that works to promote civic action on democratic and progressive issues for social progress.

  16. Transparency keeps driving improvement in working conditions in Cambodian factories

    03 July 2014,

    The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme released its 2nd online transparency report showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions.

  17. ILO and the Republic of Korea sign US$1 million funding deal

    02 July 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    The Government of the Republic of Korea to contribute US$1 million to ILO programmes to improve working conditions in Asia and the Pacific and other parts of the world.

  18. National Conference on Skills Needs in Gulf Countries: Challenges and Opportunities for Pakistan

    26 June 2014, Islamabad

    Realizing the opportunities in emerging markets in GCC countries, the Overseas Pakistanis Foundation (OPF), under the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development (MoOP&HRD) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), jointly agreed to hold this conference to create awareness about current and future skills in demand in GCC countries so that manpower export from Pakistan can be enhanced.

  19. 125 Labour Inspectors Received Training by the ITC-ILO

    26 June 2014,

    Labour Inspectors from the Department of Inspection of Factories and Establishments attended a three week long training programme by the ILO aimed at strengthening capacity of the labour inspection system of Bangladesh

  20. Future Directions Set for Modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh

    26 June 2014,

    Participants of a two day workshop on Labour Inspection Management in Bangladesh made a number of recommendations aimed at setting the direction for the modernization of the Labour Inspection System in Bangladesh. The workshop was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Improving Working Conditions in the RMG Programme (RMGP) of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

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