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    Press release

    Malaysia’s women entrepreneurs kickstart their financial journey with KUSKOP and the ILO

    17 May 2022,

    The Ministry of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives and the International Labour Organization have launched a new collaboration to organize a series of virtual events to enhance women entrepreneurs’ access to finance.

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    ILO, DOLE ink agreement to help workers return to work safely and digitally

    17 May 2022, Pampanga, Philippines

    A new deal with the ILO and DOLE aims to boost over 30,000 workers’ productivity in COVID-19 and typhoon-hit areas with the support of the Government of Japan.

  3. Press release

    Making social protection payments modern, simple and more reliable in Lao PDR

    13 May 2022,

    Lao PDR is adopting innovative and efficient technologies to improve financial inclusion, and to make social transfers easier, cheaper and more reliable.

  4. Ship to Shore Rights

    ILO launches three new Migrant Worker Resource Centres for Cambodian migrants in the fishing industry

    13 May 2022,

    The ILO-EU Ship to Shore Rights South-East Asia programme opens Migrant Worker Resource Centres focused on Cambodians seeking work abroad in the fishing and seafood processing sectors.

  5. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Recognized, Indonesia’s collaborative efforts to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

    12 May 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO global report on occupational safety and health (OSH), issued as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Workplace highlights efforts taken by Indonesia to build a partnership with relevant actors in implementing the COVID-19 risk assessment service at workplace.

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    The ILO launches OSH learning programme and educational game

    09 May 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To strengthen the creation of a strong, resilience of occupational safety and health (OSH) prevention culture in Indonesia, the ILO and its partners develop an innovative way to raise the OSH awareness for youth through e-learning programme and educational game.

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    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Social dialogue is key to mitigate work accidents and increase productivity

    04 May 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Social dialogue is needed to enhance the OSH management system at the company management level, and improve the quality of the human resources.

  8. Op-ed

    At land or sea, decent work is a right for all

    01 May 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    An ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude prevails all too often when it comes to the labour rights of workers employed in South East Asia’s fishing and seafood processing sectors. On International Workers' Day, Mi Zhou and Benjamin Harkins argue that it’s time for change.

  9. Child labour

    ILO, UNICEF and the Fijian media join hands to strengthen reporting on child safety and protection

    29 April 2022,

    The ILO, together with UNICEF, held a two-day training workshop for journalists in Fiji on reporting on child abuse, neglect, exploitation, and child labour to support in ensuring safety and well-being for all children in media reporting.

  10. Press release

    Chinese celebrity actor, in collaboration with the ILO, campaigns for the prevention of pneumoconiosis

    28 April 2022,

    The ILO has collaborated with Wang Baoqiang, an A-lister actor in Chinese movies and TV series, in producing a series of video clips to raise the attention of workers, employers and the society to workplace dust hazards and prevention of pneumoconiosis.