News and Press releases


  1. The Future of Work in the Pacific

    Eleven Pacific Island Countries committed to create Decent Jobs for future generations

    26 May 2017,

    Representatives from ILO’s 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community discussed the Future of Work in the Pacific and proposed policy priorities to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets.

  2. News

    Recognizing domestic workers as workers through skills development and employment contract

    26 May 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO through its Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers (PROMOTE) Project has been promoting decent work for domestic workers and the elimination of child domestic labour through skills training programme and standardized certification as well as the application of employment contract.

  3. Skills

    ILO to hold an Inter-regional Technical Forum on Skills for Trade, Employability and Inclusive Growth

    25 May 2017,

    The Forum will be hosted by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

  4. News

    ILO Decent Work Team Senior Employers Specialist visits Pakistan

    22 May 2017,

    Mr Ravi Peiris, Senior Specialist, Employers Activities, from the ILO Decent Work Team (DWT), New Delhi Office, recently visited Pakistan and had detailed deliberations with the ILO Pakistan team and with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to take stock of their needs for technical assistance from the Bureau for Employers' Activities of the ILO (ACT/EMP) and from the Employers Specialist in the DWT Team.

  5. Press release

    Representatives of all trade unions in Balochistan get detailed orientation on International Labour Standards

    21 May 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    Miranda Fajerman (ILS specialist) & Ingrid Christensen (Country Director) conducted a day long orientation session on International Labour Standards with 18 Trade Union members representing 03 major workers' federations & affiliated unions of the province. Women representation was also observed while the participants were of the view that this session has infact paved the way for future proactive role in compliance of the ILS in Balochistan.

  6. Press release

    ILO supported tripartite social dialogue on the draft labour laws in Balochistan

    19 May 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    The ILO Pakistan under its DG-Trade project funded by the EU provided technical assistance to Balochistan government for a tripartite social dialogue on the draft labour laws. A three days technical consultation followed a Provincial Tripartite Consultation Committee (PTCC) meeting were held in Quetta

  7. News

    International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

    17 May 2017,

    The United Nations in Nepal, in collaboration with the Blue Diamond Society, observed the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia by hoisting the symbolic rainbow flag at the UN House, Kathmandu on 17 May 2017.

  8. News

    Remediation Coordination Cell for Bangladesh garment industry launched

    14 May 2017, Dhaka, Bangladesh

    The safety of the Bangladesh garment industry is set to take a further step forward following the launch of a Remediation Coordination Cell (RCC)

  9. The ILO and the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Tokyo 2020 and the ILO agree unique partnership to promote Decent Work

    12 May 2017,

    The Organizing Committee and the UN Agency for the world of work will sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices among the delivery partners of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020.

  10. © ILO / Maillard J. 2017


    Upholding labour protection in fishing sector

    10 May 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Fishing is one of the most challenging, hazardous and high risk occupations. Difficult working and living conditions on board fishing vessels are common in fishing regardless the type of fishing operation or where it is taking place. Compared to those working in other economic sectors, many fishers are only poorly protected by national labour or maritime law.