News and Press releases


  1. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    ILO Director-General: BRICS countries play a key role in tackling global world of work challenges

    27 July 2017,

    Guy Ryder has renewed the ILO’s commitment to supporting BRICS countries as they address social and economic issues.

  2. Press release

    Towards compliance with International Labour Standards through Social Dialogue

    27 July 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Participants of the national labour law symposium stressed the need for strengthening social dialogue on issues concerning implementation of core labour standards. They termed it an issue of immense importance for achieving inclusive and sustainable economic growth and decent work in Pakistan.

  3. News

    Skilling migrants: A triple win for government, migrant workers and employers

    26 July 2017,

    The International Labour Organization calls for collaboration and knowledge sharing among key stakeholders to ensure skills training and recognition for migrant workers.

  4. News

    ILO: Access to justice often out of reach for migrant workers in South-East Asia

    26 July 2017,

    New study finds that migrant workers lack access to fair and responsive remedies for labour rights abuses.

  5. Press release

    Workers pick up safety quiz prizes

    25 July 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    A prize giving ceremony has marked the end of ‘Safe Workplaces, Go ahead Bangladesh’ radio campaign. The campaign raised awareness of basic occupational safety and health (OSH) issues and their prevention in the Bangladesh RMG sector.

  6. News

    Students as agents of change for the elimination of child domestic labour

    25 July 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Students could act as agents of change for their countries. Their efforts need to be supported with suitable activities such as dialogues, discussions and knowledge sharing events.

  7. News

    ILO Director-General to attend the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting in China

    24 July 2017,

    Guy Ryder, the Director-General of the ILO, will be attending the third meeting of labour and employment ministers of BRICS countries from 26 to 27 July 2017.

  8. Press release

    A move towards technology based Labour Inspection Management Information Systems

    21 July 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

    A national consultation was organised at ILO Country Office for Pakistan in Islamabad to provide to the statuary institutions an opportunity to discuss the potential of enhancing use of technology in the labour inspection. The envisaged advantages of introducing technology in labour inspection include improvement of inspection, data collection and reporting mechanisms thereby enhancing the outreach and quality of labour inspection.

  9. High level visit

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy visits India

    21 July 2017,

    ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Deborah Greenfield, set to visit India to attend the inter-regional expert forum on Skills and Migration and meet ILO constituents.

  10. Press release

    ILO launches a new initiative to promote inclusive growth in the agricultural sector

    19 July 2017, Kathmandu, Nepal

    The partnership launch aims to highlight the importance of improving advocacy for responsible business, including rights and good corporate governance in four value chains: orthodox tea, ginger, dairy and cardamom in seven hilly districts of eastern Nepal.