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2023 UN Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum, Asia Pacific
02 June 2023,
The ILO is co-organising the 2023 United Nations Responsible Business and Human Rights Forum, Asia-Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand, 6-9 June 2023).
Trade Unions in Transformation
How are trade unions adapting to changes in the world of work?
02 June 2023,
The world of work is undergoing a period of transformation, and trade unions are responding to workers' needs and aspirations with innovation and foresight. The ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV) has launched a program with trade unions that enables them to become agents of change and support workers through this process of transformation. In this interview, Maria Helena Andre, Director of ACTRAV, takes stock of the trade union movement and outlines the challenges trade unions are facing. Ms Andre stresses in particular the importance of social dialogue in formulating responses to new challenges in the world of work.
ILO supports industry-led skills development for Indonesia’s maritime economy through the pilot development of Sectoral Skills Committees
31 May 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia
Through a programme funded by the UK government, the ILO has been promoting the involvement and engagement of industries through Sectoral Skills Committees to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in Indonesia’ ocean-based economy.
Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth
30 May 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.
A just transition
Trade unions join efforts to green Malaysia’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry
30 May 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Trade union members evaluate support efforts to facilitate a Just Transition in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Malaysia.
Province of Central Java to establish a Joint Inspection Team for Labour Norms in fisheries sector
29 May 2023, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
The Joint Inspection Team will enhance the fishing industry and provide the better protection for workers in the fishing sector, particularly those who work on board fishing vessels.
ILO support helps tea and coffee farmers in Lao People's Democratic Republic boost productivity and incomes
26 May 2023, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Projects collaborate with tea and coffee producer groups and cooperatives to reduce vulnerability of workers in Paksong District of Southern Lao People's Democratic Republic.
The International Labour Organization supports in building capacity of social security institution in Nepal
25 May 2023, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tripartite Delegation from Nepal, facilitated by ILO-Nepal and ILO-Jakarta and supported by the European Union and Japan, visits Indonesia to discuss social protection system, social security administration, information technology, and management of health insurance systems.
ILO supports polytechnics through international partnerships to develop an inclusive, competitive and sustainable Indonesian maritime workforce
23 May 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia
Through a programme funded by UK government, the ILO has been partnering with the Indonesian polytechnics, industry and international academic institutions to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in maritime sector.
ILO welcomes ASEAN Declaration protecting migrant workers and families in crisis situations
22 May 2023, Bangkok, Thailand
The Declaration is an important step towards reducing vulnerability and enhancing welfare of migrant workers in the region.