News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    Cooperatives contribute to sustainable production and employment

    10 July 2018,

    The International Day of Cooperatives is celebrated on the first Saturday of July each year. This year’s theme, Sustainable consumption and production of goods and services is timely, as the International Labour Organization (ILO) works towards a future of work that is based on sustainable production and employment models.

  2. Trade union movement

    United action and voice of the Indonesian unions to promote decent work for all

    02 July 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Trade unions have a crucial role in promoting decent work agenda and its priorities in Indonesia. The four major Indonesian union confederations gathered together to be united in their action and voice.

  3. News

    Malaysia develops its capacity to address forced labour

    02 July 2018,

    The International Labour Organization held a workshop on 26-28 June 2018 to help develop the capacities of judges and legal practitioners to fight forced labour in Malaysia.

  4. Decent Work

    Businesses re-affirm their commitment to promote decent work in supply chains

    28 June 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan

    On 28th June, the 2nd Business Round Table on Promoting Decent Work and Fundamental Rights in Value Chains was convened under the aegis of Child Labour Platform . Stakeholders affirmed their commitment to promote decent work in supply chains by identifying specific measures to be taken. The event was organized under the ILO-Stora Enso Partnership that aims to eliminate child labour and promote decent work in supply chains, with a focus on Pakistan

  5. Youth employment

    Powering up Indonesian youth through soft skills enhancement

    28 June 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Building vocational skills is not enough. Youth also need training in soft skills such as vision setting, problem solving and leadership. The ILO’s new and innovative learning programme helps youth develop soft skills for job success.

  6. Labour Laws

    Sindh Labour Department completes the consultation process of drafting Rules of Business for implementation of Labour Laws

    27 June 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

    The Government of Sindh with the technical support of ILO’s German funded project on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains and the EU funded International Labour and Environmental Standards in Pakistan’s SME’s organised its’ second tripartite plus stakeholders consultation from 26-27 June 2018. The objective of the consultation was to gather inputs on its draft Rules of Business for the recently promulgated labour laws.

  7. Care economy

    ILO: Women do 4 times more unpaid care work than men in Asia and the Pacific

    27 June 2018,

    New ILO report highlights inadequate policy responses to the rising demand for care and quantifies the extent of the care burden on women. ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis.

  8. Women in STEM

    ILO, TESDA opens 175 Technology Scholarships for Women

    21 June 2018, Manila, Philippines

    Full scholarships in animation, game creation and web development are open to women ages 18 to 45 years old. ILO and TESDA, with the support of JPMorgan Chase Foundation have opened 175 scholarships for more women in the Philippines to venture in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers.

  9. Labour migration

    Trade unions should play a bigger role in ensuring safe labour migration

    18 June 2018,

    It is important that Viet Nam’s legislation strengthens the role of trade unions in representing and protecting migrant workers, as well as in formulation of laws, policies and programmes.

  10. Article

    Why we need to recognize migrant domestic workers’ contribution to our economies

    16 June 2018,

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific