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.
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.
ASEAN’s governments, workers and employers recommend strengthening social protection to build better resilience to disasters
22 November 2016, Manila, Philippines
ILO and ASEAN member States gather in Manila to share their experiences, and learn from countries in other regions on practices using social protection measures to prepare and respond to natural disasters.
22 November 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
Food insecurity is one of the most significant development constraints in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) Province of Indonesia. Food availability is significantly impacted by severe agro-climatic conditions and seasonality. Some efforts have been taken to assist the Government of NTT in promoting agricultural production and in adopting measures for its farmers.
22 November 2016,
Norway and International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Sri Lanka have signed a partnership agreement on 22 November to extend the Government of Norway’s support to the conflict affected communities in the North. The project will address the immediate needs of decent work and livelihood opportunities at the grass root level in the conflict affected Northern Districts.
17 November 2016, Manila, Philippines
The ILO highlights the need for a safety and health culture especially among young workers in the Philippines to prevent workplace accidents, injuries and illnesses.
16 November 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
The International Labour Organization (ILO) will organize an Industrial Relations Forum titled “Sustainable and Responsible Business Enterprises within Enterprises: Pathways to Enhancing Industrial Relations in Indonesia” on Wednesday, 16 November 2016, in Jakarta.
15 November 2016, Jakarta, Indonesia
Multinational enterprises are the principal drivers of globalization and through their operations influence the working and living conditions of people worldwide. Therefore, they have a vital role to play in promoting economic and social progress.
09 November 2016, Bali, Indonesia
The APRM will be held in Bali, Indonesia, from 6 to 9 December 2016.