News and articles

2019

  1. Interview

    Viet Nam is good at seizing new opportunities and using their potential

    17 October 2019,

    An interview with Director of ILO Department of Partnerships and Field Support, Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard.

  2. News

    SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019,

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  3. Partnership

    Development partners witness impact of flexible resources on Viet Nam’s progress

    14 October 2019,

    A delegation of development partners tours the country from 1-3 October.

  4. © ILO 2019

    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide and in Asia

    11 October 2019,

    A new ILO study reveals that almost seven in 10 workers worldwide are self-employed or in small businesses. Self-employed and micro-enterprises account for more than 80 per cent of employment in South Asia. By contrast, medium-sized and large enterprises account for 46 per cent of employment in East Asia and the Pacific.

  5. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste move forward to reach a future without child labour and decent work for all

    10 October 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to Timor-Leste launch the first child labour survey and the series of labour force survey, supported by the ILO.eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  6. Migration

    Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019,

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  7. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019,

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

  8. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    07 October 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  9. Child labour

    ILO encourages Malaysia to consider pathfinder role for an Alliance 8.7

    03 October 2019,

    Marking Malaysia’s World Day against Child Labour, ILO encourages Malaysia to lead at the regional and global levels as a pathfinder country in fight against child labour.

  10. Article

    What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019,

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.