The ILO joins the international community to mark Nelson Mandela International Day celebrated every year in honour of Nelson Mandela on the date of his birthday, July 18.
103rd International Labour Conference
Migrant workers often suffer from discrimination and biased public attitudes in Thailand. An ILO-supported programme aims to change the situation by engaging a group of university students with the migrant workers. Better understanding and mutual respect has been created. They are expected to influence more people.
People living with HIV
For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.
The Government of the Republic of Korea to contribute US$1 million to ILO programmes to improve working conditions in Asia and the Pacific and other parts of the world.
The latest newsletter of the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific, covering the latest activities in the region, upcoming activities and recent publications.
Two months ago, a 23-year old domestic worker from a little-known Indonesian city was named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. Ms Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was recognized alongside presidents and popstars for what she didn’t do – Erwiana didn’t stay silent.
Involves cooperation on issues concerning productivity, occupational safety and health, tripartism and social dialogue.
The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) has ratified the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention covering standards for night work, Convention No. 171.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) will release a report on workplace discrimination against lesbians, gays, transgendered people and bisexuals (LGBT) in Thailand.
World of Work 2014 report
The ILO’s flagship report on the world of work shows, for the first time, that quality jobs can drive sustained growth in emerging and developing countries.
Economics of forced labour
New ILO report estimates that one third of global annual profits of US$150 billion from forced labour are generated in the Asia-Pacific region.
ASEAN labour market
Enterprises throughout the ASEAN region are extremely concerned about the lack of skilled workforce as the 2015 deadline for the start of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) approaches, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
It is now six months since Typhoon Haiyan made landfall on 8 November, devastating parts of the central Philippines and affecting 14 million people overall, of which six million workers. A massive international mobilization and the resilience of the survivors helped restore livelihoods but millions still have needs requiring urgent attention.
This high level, three-day conference will focus on seven key thematic areas to discuss how to promote decent work in the countries of South Asia .
New community of practice
AP-Forced Labour Net is a new ILO-sponsored online knowledge sharing platform for individuals, organizations, and institutions working on issues related to forced labour, human trafficking and slavery in the Asia-Pacific region.
The ILO's latest study on employment trends looks at global and regional employment trends - including unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment - and highlights growing concerns about the quality of jobs.
This year’s edition focuses on developing countries and argues that quality jobs are a key driver for development. It draws on evidence from over 140 developing countries and finds that a common factor amongst those countries that have achieved higher per capita income and sustained growth was quality jobs.
A database of labour statistics and methodologies covering the economically active population, employment, unemployment, wages and related variables.
This global policy instrument addresses the social and employment impact of the international financial and economic crisis. It promotes a productive recovery centred on investments, employment and social protection.