News and articles

2022

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    Green jobs

    ‘Just transition’ policies targeting key regions vital to support coal phase out in Southeast Asia

    24 May 2022,

    Coal is the most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and its rapid phasing out is essential to limit global warming to 1.5°C. A new ILO report highlights need for ‘Just transition hotspots’ to ensure human-centred transition away from coal in Indonesia, the Philippines and Viet Nam.

  2. Press release

    Training of Trainers’ on Supporting Children’s Rights through Education, the Arts and the Media successfully concluded

    23 May 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The CLEAR Cotton project built the capacity of 30 masters trainers on eliminating child labour in the cotton value chain thanks to the SCREAM methodology

  3. Press release

    Labour Act exclusion leads to low pay and challenging conditions for migrant workers in Thai agricultural sector

    20 May 2022,

    ILO survey highlights how pre-COVID-19 working conditions were already difficult for migrant workers in the Thai sugarcane, rubber, oil palm and maize industries.

  4. News

    ILO-IPDN collaborate to improve understanding of labour issues for education personnel and students

    19 May 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO collaborates with the Institute of Home Affairs Governance (IPDN) to increase the understanding and strengthen the curriculum for educators and students on international labour standards.

  5. Better Work programme

    Better gender equality means more resilient future for Viet Nam’s garment, footwear industries

    18 May 2022,

    Robust evidence from ILO’s Better Work programme shows that empowering women could help to build forward better Viet Nam’s key export sectors from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

  7. Press release

    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.

  8. News

    The 2nd Employment Working Group G20 Meeting: “Improving the Employment Condition to Recover Together”

    16 May 2022, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO supports the G20 Presidency of Indonesia which is committed to advocate collective action on three main pillars on global health architecture, sustainable energy transition and digital transformation.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.