News and Press releases

2018

  1. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook (APESO)

    Persistent decent work deficits in Asia-Pacific cast a shadow on the region’s growth, says ILO

    16 November 2018,

    Working poverty, informality and vulnerable employment are amongst the persistent challenges of Asia-Pacific labour markets according to a new ILO report. The report calls for coordinated policies to promote decent work as the link to translate economic growth into sustainable development in the region.

  2. Multilateral cooperation

    Joint Press Release of the third "1+6" Round Table

    06 November 2018,

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issued a joint statement calling for a sustainable and inclusive global development at the third “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  3. South-South Cooperation

    China partners with the ILO to advance South-South cooperation

    06 November 2018, Beijing, China

    The ILO and Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) join forces to promote full employment and decent work in 3 Asian countries

  4. News

    Tripartite cooperation and commitment can promote decent work in the tea plantation sector in Bangladesh

    04 November 2018,

    Indigenous and tribal women face discrimination and inequality based on both gender and ethnicity; discrimination against them occurs within and beyond their own communities. In the tea plantation sector, 64 % of the workers are women. The ILO-SIDA partnership project is a timely response to an explicit request from the tripartite national constituents, and builds on work already being done in Bangladesh.

  5. 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    ASEAN forum adopts recommendations on the use of digital technologies for a fair labour migration

    02 November 2018,

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Labour Migration concluded with the adoption of 15 recommendations on how digitalisation can contribute to decent work for migrant workers.

  6. Promotion of Occupational Safety and Health

    Lao People's Democratic Republic and ILO join forces to promote safety and health at work

    02 November 2018,

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR (MoLSW) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Cooperation Agreement to start a new project designed to improve occupational safety and health in Lao PDR supply chains. The project is supported by the Vision Zero Fund (VZF).

  7. Op-Ed

    How digitalization can help achieve fair migration

    31 October 2018,

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour held in Singapore on 29-30 October discussed how to maximize the potential of digitalization to promote decent work for migrant workers in the Asia Pacific region. Anna Engblom, senior expert on labour migration at the International Labour Organization (ILO), reviews the opportunities and challenges brought by digitalization in this area.

  8. Flagship Programme on Social Protection

    Expand social protection to the 4 billion excluded

    25 October 2018,

    Two UN agency heads have signed a call for action for countries to expand social security and assistance to more than four billion people currently without protection.

  9. Labour migration

    Joint UNDP/ILO report compares work and life conditions of regular and irregular migrant workers

    23 October 2018,

    Regular labour migration links to more benefits for migrant workers and their families than irregular migration according to a new UNDP/ILO report on migrant work experiences from Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Thailand.

  10. Youth employment

    Business sharing and networking to promote youth entrepreneurship

    23 October 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To strengthen the business motivation of Indonesian youth and refugee youth, the ILO-UNCHR conducted a business gathering. Seven young, inspiring entrepreneurs shared their recipes for success.