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.


  1. ILO statement on the VERITE report concerning working conditions in Malaysia's electronics sector

    18 September 2014,

  2. Sindh Government prepares first ever Policy on Occupational Safety & Health

    18 September 2014, Karachi

    The first ever draft provincial Policy on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) was unveiled in Karachi today by the Sindh Labour Department in a tripartite consultation with Employers, Workers, Civil society organizations and media.

  3. New recommendations for reintegrating returning migrants

    18 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    Migrants returning to their home countries need more comprehensive help to reintegrate successfully in their communities.

  4. Authorities urged to prepare for enhanced building and fire safety role

    17 September 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Bangladesh needs to ready its institutional, regulatory and oversight mechanisms relating to building and fire safety to ensure a safe working environment in the ready-made garment sector once the current support from external partners ends a workshop heard today.

  5. ILO Director-General welcomes G20's ambitious commitments to promote decent jobs

    11 September 2014,

    Guy Ryder has welcomed commitments made by the G20 Ministers to tackle the global jobs crisis with a package of measures to support the creation of decent jobs that can lift working families out of poverty and drive sustainable development.

  6. Recruitment agency rank promotes fair competition and better protect migrant workers

    11 September 2014, Hanoi

    The 2013 ranking of Vietnamese recruitment agencies sending workers abroad has been published with 23 per cent of companies rated as “A1” or top excellent.

  7. G20 faces persistent gaps in employment and job quality

    09 September 2014,

    The ILO, along with other international organizations - including OECD, IMF and the World Bank, have produced a number of reports on employment issues that have been prepared to inform the labour ministerial discussions. These reports help identify policy gaps where actions will have the most impact.

  8. ILO Thai Twitter account launched

    09 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO tweets in Thai. Follow ILO ภาษาไทย @ILOThai

  9. ILO Provides 95 Motorcycles for Labour Inspectors

    07 September 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    DHAKA – A total of 95 motorcycles which will boost the capacity of government officials to carry out inspections at garment factories were handed over in a ceremony held in Dhaka today.

  10. AEC offers major employment and productivity benefits, if decisively managed

    04 September 2014, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    The introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community next year could spur growth in Viet Nam’s GDP by 14.5 per cent and growth in jobs by an additional 10.5 per cent by 2025, but only if decisive action is taken to manage it effectively.

  11. 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.

  12. ILO: Better Work Indonesia improves access to jobs in garment industry for people with disabilities

    01 September 2014, Semarang, Indonesia

    According to a World Report on Disability (2011) published by The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank, there are roughly a billion people with disabilities in the world. Further, there are approximately 785 million of people with disabilities at their productive age, though the majority of them are unemployed. Those who are employed generally earn less compared with people who do not have disability and are often employed in the informal economy with minimal or no social protection.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

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

    27 August 2014, Melia Hotel, 44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    Findings of a new study on how Viet Nam’s labour market will be affected by deeper ASEAN integration will be shared by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), in Hanoi, on Thursday 4 September.

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    ILO to promote decent work in Small Island Developing States at SIDS Conference in Samoa

    25 August 2014, Apia, Samoa

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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.

  20. 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”.

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