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.
28 April 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka
This World Day for Safety and Health focuses on the toll taken on the health and wellbeing of workers worldwide by stress in their working environment.
17 April 2016, Karachi, Pakistan
ILO supported the launch of ‘report on State of Peasants Rights in Sindh’. The report published by Harri Welfare Association discusses the plight of peasants as driven by the socio-cultural, political, legal, administrative and financial factors. It also emphasizes the need for pro-peasant policies and actions in line with UN’s draft declaration on peasants’ rights and ILO conventions C-11 and C-29.
12 April 2016, Islamabad, Pakistan
The momentous occasion of the official opening of the Pakistan’s first ever Migrant Resource Centre (MRC), was held on the 12th of April 2016 in the presence of the representatives from government departments, civil society, INGOs, NGOs and media. Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development has established this centre in collaboration with the ILO, EU and ICMPD.
04 April 2016, Cambodia
The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR takes note of today’s decision of the National Assembly to adopt a Law on Trade Unions.
01 April 2016,
Sri Lanka is the 110th ILO member State to have ratified this priority Convention
30 March 2016,
The manuals are expected to equip employers with essential understandings about what forced labour is and how to eliminate risks of forced labour in company operations and supply chains.
Tripartite consultation on Country Level Engagement and Cooperation to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) in Sri Lanka
28 March 2016,
ILO Office partnering with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations conducted a consultation on 24th March 2016 with their tripartite constituents to introduce the Country Level Engagement and Cooperation to Reduce Child Labour (CLEAR) Project in Sri Lanka.
24 March 2016, Hyderabad, Pakistan
The Sindh Agriculture University, Tandojam in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Pakistan are organizing a seminar on the theme: Better Water, Better Jobs, to mark the World Water day and thus magnify the focus on water related issues and inspire collective thinking on the important issue of jobs in relation to water.
22 March 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
In the midst of discrimination issues against people with disabilities, enterprises have realized that disability inclusion makes good business sense. Top enterprises have found people with disabilities as untapped human resources. Many of these companies are learning that people with disabilities are productive and that they bring many benefits to the workplace.
21 March 2016, Suva, Fiji
ILO (SUVA) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) delivered a training on the Employment, Livelihoods and Social Protection sectors as part of its technical assistance to the government lead Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA).
18 March 2016, Kathmandu, Nepal
The activity took place in Kathmandu from 14 to 17 March 2016 as part of the Labour Market Information and Employment Service (LIfE) Project, funded by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
16 March 2016, BANGKOK
ILO, in partnership with Thailand’s Ministry of Labour and the Delegation of the European Union to Thailand, is launching a new project to combat unacceptable forms of work in the Thai fishing and seafood industry.
11 March 2016, Suva, Fiji
The International Training Centre of the ILO has delivered training sessions to legal professionals on International Labour Standards in Suva this week. The training sessions were delivered to lawyers and advocates, as well as members of the judiciary and was supported with funding from Australian Aid.
10 March 2016,
The Award calls for entries until 29 March 2016.
25 February 2016,
The Employers' Federation of Ceylon launches its employers' national network of youth initiatives (ENNYI)
24 February 2016,
The main objective of the ENNYI is to provide a window for undergraduates into the real world of work through internships offered by the EFC’s member companies. These include leading corporates in the country as well as multi-national companies.
Pakistan Buyers Forum initiate plans to improve labour conditions in textile and garment supply chains
24 February 2016, Lahore, Pakistan
During the 5th meeting of the buyers forum convened by ILO, IFC and the Dutch Embassy, held on 23rd February 2015, a total of 21 participants representing 15 international brands and sourcing agents re-committed to promoting sustainability of textiles in Pakistan. The forum reached a consensus on aligning internal efforts to approaching key issues related to working conditions in the textile sector through effective policy and advocacy, enterprise improvement and improved communication.
ILO Conference sets agenda for inclusive growth through decent work and social dialogue in Indonesia
19 February 2016,
Participants to the high-level meeting agreed on developing an Indonesian Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals toward Decent Work for All.
16 February 2016,
Key Indonesian labour actors representing government agencies, employer as well as worker representatives gather in Jakarta on Wednesday, 17 February 2016, to examine employment policies, review lessons learned and adopt policy recommendations on decent work and sustainable development.
11 February 2016,
The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), will host a national conference for Indonesia in preparation for the Indonesian Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the Goal 8: “Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.” The Conference will be conducted at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta from 17-18 February.