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. ASEAN countries outline recommendations for extending social protection

    20 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    A list of recommendations for establishing social protection floors and extending social security to the informal economy in ASEAN countries, have been rolled out by representatives of governments’, workers’ and employers’.

  2. High-level Seoul meeting discusses promotion of social protection floors through social dialogue

    20 November 2014,

    Prime Minister Jung Hong-won addresses conference on the role of economic and social councils in supporting social protection

  3. FCCT to exhibit Steve McCurry photos of abused domestic workers

    20 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    An exhibition of photos of abused domestic workers by American photographer Steve McCurry will open at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) on 21 November 2014.

  4. High level forum looks at effects on Malaysia of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

    13 November 2014, Bangkok, Thailand

    The impact on Malaysia of the introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 will be discussed at the forum.

  5. ILO statement on the new minimum wage for Cambodia's textiles, garment and footwear sector

    12 November 2014, Cambodia

  6. ILO to issue new study on global trends in social protection (2010-2015)

    12 November 2014,

  7. ILO and UNDP sign agreement to impart employable skills to North-Waziristan families

    22 October 2014, Islamabad

    UNDP and ILO will impart employable skills training and employment facilitation to 200 women and men from North-Waziristan Agency who are temporarily residing in District Bannu due to ongoing ‘Operation Zarb-e-Azab’.

  8. Employer-employee cooperation vital for RMG Sector development

    16 October 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    DHAKA – The need to promote dialogue and build trust between workers and employers to ensure sustainable growth of the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector was stressed by high-level speakers at an event on workplace cooperation held in Dhaka today.

  9. Philippines stands to gain 3.1 million jobs as part of AEC common market

    08 October 2014, Pasay City, Philippines

    Decisive policy action now is a must in order for the Philippines to benefit from the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC).

  10. Unions call for more emphasis on preventing workplace accidents and diseases

    08 October 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia

    A symposium of union participants and ILO experts in Jakarta says preventative culture must become a priority.

  11. ILO welcomes 'Groundbreaking' Cambodian regulation on working conditions for adult entertainment workers

    08 October 2014, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    A new Cambodian Government regulation that provides for the protection of the labour rights, protection of safety and health, and access to HIV-related services for adult entertainment workers, has been welcomed by Yoshiteru Uramoto, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  12. Philippine launch and high-level national policy dialogue on the ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

    29 September 2014, Pasay City, Philippines

    The ILO and the Asian Development Bank, with support from the ASEAN Secretariat, have conducted a study on ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity. The report with the Philippine Country Brief will be launched in a high-level national policy dialogue on Wednesday, 8 October 2014.

  13. New study finds high levels of anemia, food insecurity, among Cambodian garment workers

    29 September 2014,

  14. Promoting a people and job-centred approach to disaster response

    25 September 2014, Manila, Philippines

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Australian Government will bring together community leaders from areas hit by Typhoon Bopha (also named Pablo) in a forum to discuss a people and job-centred approach to disaster response.

  15. Promoting cross-border movement of skilled laborers in ASEAN

    24 September 2014, Semarang, Indonesia

    Paving the way for the cross-border recognition of skills in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be discussed by ASEAN member countries’ high-level representatives in Jakarta today.

  16. RMG trade union members learn safety and organisational skills

    24 September 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Trade union members will be better placed to enhance conditions in the Ready Made Garment (RMG) sector following a week-long programme of training activities designed to increase their organizational capacity and involvement in occupational safety committees.

  17. ILO Regional Director calls for SAARC countries to come together for a fair agenda for migrant workers

    23 September 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal

    He expressed his high hopes that forthcoming SAARC Summit will include an agenda item on migrant workers.

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

    18 September 2014,

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

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