News and articles


  1. © World Future Council 2019

    Youth employment

    Awarding innovative policies to empower youth

    18 April 2019,

    National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.

  2. Press release

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Commemorates a Century of Advancing Social Justice and Decent Work

    17 April 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    In Sri Lanka, themes of future of work and the best of young Sri Lankan talent took centre stage as the ILO marked its 100th year with a colourful centenary event in Colombo. The centenary celebrations were graced by His Excellency, Maithripala Sirisena, President of Sri Lanka and the Hon. Minister of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Ravindra Samaraweera.

  3. #ILO100

    Government, employers and trade unions launch Thailand’s first Decent Work Country Programme (2019-2021)

    11 April 2019,

    Launched at a ceremony celebrating a centenary of partnership between Thailand and the ILO, Thailand’s first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) sets to promote and advance decent work in the country.

  4. Forced labour

    Sri Lanka renews commitment to combat forced labour

    11 April 2019,

    Sri Lanka has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 31st ILO Member State to do so.

  5. Gender Equality

    Important role for trade unions in addressing gender pay gap

    09 April 2019, Geneva

    By targeting overall gender discrimination, promoting inclusive wage setting, pursuing specific gender pay equality measures and enhancing women’s representation in decision-making, trade unions can contribute effectively to addressing the gender pay gap.

  6. OpEd

    ILO marks centenary with hope for the future

    09 April 2019, Beijing, China

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, ILO country director for China and Mongolia.

  7. Labour migration

    ILO welcomes Joint Statement of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers

    05 April 2019,

    On 4 to 5 April 2019, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) held its second Joint Dialogue on labour migration in Manila, The Philippines, supported by the ILO.

  8. Press release

    ILO pilots Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) training programme in Pakistan

    01 April 2019, Karachi, Pakistan

    The International Labour and Environmental Standards Application in Pakistan’s SMEs (ILES), a project of ILO, funded by the European Union, piloted SCORE training programme in Pakistan. Ten large textile enterprises and 13 consultants were trained in workplace cooperation, quality management, clean production, human resource management and occupational safety and health.

  9. ILO100

    ILO 24-hour global tour of centenary celebrations to stop in seven countries in Asia-Pacific

    01 April 2019,

    On 11 April 1919, ILO’s constitution was adopted in Paris. 100 years later, the diversity and reach of ILO’s work will be showcased in a global live show, webcast from 24 locations in 24 hours, as part of the organisation’s centenary celebrations. The global show will stop-over in seven countries across Asia and the Pacific.

  10. Labour research

    Winners named for labour research contest

    28 March 2019,

    The competition helps Viet Nam’s academic community improve research capacity on labour issues with a focus on industrial relations.