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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.

2013

  1. RMG building safety inspections to start tomorrow after major breakthrough

    21 November 2013,

    Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh will start tomorrow, 22 November 2013.

  2. ILO encourages workers to know their HIV satus at the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)

    18 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO is organizing and participating in a series of events to highlight the importance of workplace actions and policies to ensure workplaces are free from stigma and discrimination and encourage workers to know their HIV status at the occasion of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) which opens Monday, 18 November, in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme "Asia/Pacific Reaching Triple Zero: Investing in Innovation".

  3. © Philippe Lopez / AFP 2014
    ILO says five million workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan

    18 November 2013, Manila

    Roughly a quarter of those employed in the affected areas have got their livelihoods destroyed or disrupted by Typhoon Haiyan. The ILO, along with UN sister agencies, supports the government, employers' and workers' organizations to help workers and their communities.

  4. © Farzana Hossen / ANADOLU AGENC 2014
    ILO report presents a path to sustainable growth in Bangladesh

    18 November 2013,

    The new study by the ILO's Research Department presents a series of policies to achieve both economic growth and decent working conditions in Bangladesh.

  5. Workplace voluntary HIV testing programme launched in Thailand

    15 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) programme, which aims to support reduction of HIV infections in Thailand, was launched on 15 November 2013 by the ILO, UNAIDS and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS. The innovative programme - VCT@WORK - will encourage 100,000 workers to undergo voluntary HIV testing through their workplaces by the end of 2015.

  6. Viet Nam tightens control over contracts for labour migration

    13 November 2013,

    With ILO support, the Vietnamese Government regulates contracts and deposits for overseas work to protect workers and minimize risks for recruitment agencies.

  7. Workplace programme to promote voluntary HIV testing launch

    13 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    An innovative programme to support reduction of HIV infections in Thailand will be launched by the ILO, UNAIDS and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS on 15 November. The programme, entitled VCT@WORK, will encourage 100,000 workers to undergo voluntary HIV testing and counselling (VCT) through their workplaces by the end of 2015.

  8. ILO to launch new report on Bangladesh

    13 November 2013,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a new report Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes on Monday 18 November.

  9. © Philippe Lopez /AFP 2014
    Typhoon Haiyan: Emergency employment programme to help rebuild livelihoods

    12 November 2013,

    The ILO is helping put in place emergency employment programmes as part of US$ 301 million relief appeal launched by the United Nations today.

  10. Training future lawyers to ensure justice for people with disabilities

    12 November 2013,

    Good lawyers with knowledge, right attitudes and perspectives about persons with disabilities can help break barriers and open doors for them to the workplaces and the whole society .

  11. Indonesia Employment Forum 2013: Key actors of job creation and ILO to address employment issues for future inclusive growth

    11 November 2013, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

    To promote integrated policies and programs to create inclusive growth and quality jobs is a concern for all in Indonesia. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is engaging in a series of employment related discussion and dialogue at the two-day Indonesia Employment Forum 2013.

  12. ILO meeting to tap ways for business to better prepare for ASEAN integration

    06 November 2013, Bali, Indonesia

    The ILO will host high-level meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 7-8 November to address the challenges facing ASEAN employers ahead of ASEAN integration in 2015, including ways that they can prepare for new regional labour market conditions and realities.

  13. ILO supports victims of earthquake in the Philippines

    04 November 2013, Bohol, Philippines

    Thousands of workers were badly affected when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Central Visayas, Philippines in mid-October. Preliminary estimates of the International Labour Organization (ILO) show that 440,000 workers have been affected by the quake in Bohol.

  14. Jobs and employment prospects for ASEAN 2015 to be discussed by high level panel

    01 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    The impact of the 2015 ASEAN community on jobs and employment will be discussed at a high level consultation in Bangkok next week. The workshop, on “ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity” will look at the impact on the region’s labour markets and how the opportunities of regional integration can be managed to ensure inclusive growth and shared prosperity. The conference is jointly organized by the ILO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB)

  15. Sub-regional tripartite workshop on wages policies in the Pacific island

    29 October 2013, Pacific Island Countries

    Wage setting though minimum wages and collective bargaining agreements presents a number of practical challenges in the Pacific Island countries.

  16. Major ILO programme aims to make Bangladesh garment industry safer

    22 October 2013,

    The US$24m programme has been developed with government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.

  17. © Munir Uz Zaman / AFP 2014
    Major ILO programme aims to make garment industry safer

    21 October 2013,

    Major ILO programme has been developed with the government, workers and employers in Bangladesh, in response to a number of accidents that have hit the country’s ready-made garment industry.

  18. ILO to launch major new programme to improve garment factory safety in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Bangladesh will launch a new programme to improve working conditions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, on Tuesday 22 October in Dhaka.

  19. ILO to launch major new programme to improve garment factory safety in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of Bangladesh will launch a new programme to improve working conditions in the ready-made garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh, on Tuesday 22 October in Dhaka.

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