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.
03 February 2016, Dadu, Pakistan
On 28th January 2016 a total of 70 representatives of the harris/ peasants and the landless farmers from the Dadu district of Sindh were trained on their right to form trade unions and collectively bargain with their employers/ landlords. This is in line with the 2013 Sindh Industrial Act (SIRA).
Report launch and national policy dialogue: Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines
29 January 2016, Manila, Philippines
Understanding Children’s Work, an interagency research programme of the ILO, UNICEF and World Bank, has conducted a study: Understanding child labour and youth employment outcomes in the Philippines. The Philippines interagency report will be launched along with a high-level national policy dialogue.
27 January 2016, Brunei Darussalam
The two-day workshop, starting from 27 January 2016, will discuss the findings of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2014 and the Labour Market Analysis.
14 January 2016,
The success of this agreement, the first one of its kind, can help Viet Nam successfully implement the Trans-Pacific Partnership obligations as a member state of the ILO.
14 January 2016, Geneva, Switzerland
ILO is to launch its report, World Employment and Social Outlook - Trends 2016, (WESO) on Tuesday, 19 January.
Studying examples of good labour migration governance: A Pakistani government delegation visits Sri Lanka
04 January 2016, Colombo and Tangalle, Sri Lanka
Three government officials from the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development and the Punjab Department of Labour and Human Resource visited Sri Lanka on 21-23 December 2015 to study their labour migration management system.
23 December 2015, Svay Rieng, Cambodia
The ILO appeals to all involved parties to resolve the current industrial disputes in Cambodia through constructive dialogue.
19 December 2015,
The ILO Better Factories Cambodia's radio competition on the labour law for garment workers has its three winners.
18 December 2015,
The latest ranking of recruitment agencies has shown that the Code of Conduct for companies sending workers abroad is leading to improved standards.
18 December 2015, Mirpurkhas, Pakistan
First Women-owned Bakery and Computer Training Centre inaugurated in Mirpurkhas
18 December 2015, BANGKOK
The Australian Foreign Minister announced the launch of the Australian-funded, Tripartite Action to Enhance the Contribution of Labour Migration to Growth and Development in ASEAN (TRIANGLE II), a 10-year-project that aims to strengthen the link between migration and development.
17 December 2015, Lahore, Pakistan
The Government of Pakistan has embarked on a comprehensive process of reforming the country's labour inspection regime.
Narratives of Empowerment - Training Workshop on Professional TV News Media Reporting of Working Women Held in Karachi
15 December 2015, Karachi, Pakistan
Pakistan’s leading national and regional TV channels and online media participated in 2 day training workshop on gender and labour sensitive reporting, aimed at improving coverage of women with narratives of positivity and empowerment
15 December 2015,
The National Center of the Public Employment Services (NPES) was ceremonially declared open by the Honorable Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, W.D.J Seneviratne, and the State Minister of Labour and Trade Unions Relations Mr. Ravindra Samaraweera
15 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia
Despite their long existence in Indonesia, subcontracted homeworkers, often referred as workers in the putting-out system, have been largely invisible because work is carried out at home by mostly women who also take care of household and family care responsibilities, and remunerative work is often considered as side activities carried out by women rather than real work.
11 December 2015,
The Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, together with the International Labour Organization (ILO), organized the first Symposium on Sustainable Development Goals and Decent Work on the 11th December 2015 in Colombo.
09 December 2015, Faisalabad, Pakistan
From 8-22 December 2015, the ILO in collaboration with the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) and Oxfam-Novib will run a series of seminars covering eight thematic areas on International Labour Standards. The seminars target management and workers in 12 textile exporting industrial units in Faisalabad with the objective of raising awareness on and enhancing compliance with labour standards and labour laws in the textile sector of Pakistan.
03 December 2015,
In a recent UN-wide Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, ILO will take the lead to scale up action on youth employment for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Enhancing the inclusivity of people with disabilities in companies
01 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia
People with disabilities are recognized as among the most vulnerable groups in Indonesia, facing discrimination in access to such as education, skills training and, employment. Compared to non-disabled persons, they experience higher rates of unemployment and economic inactivity and are at greater risk of insufficient social protection that is a key to reducing extreme poverty.
27 November 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal
The national consultation seminar is jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization (ILO).