News and Press releases


  1. © ASIF HASSAN / AFP 2018


    Victims of 2012 Ali Enterprises factory fire receive additional compensation

    20 May 2018,

    Victims of the September 2012 Ali Enterprises factory fire and their families start receiving payments from an additional compensation fund following negotiations enabled by the ILO.

  2. ILO Centenary

    Towards the ILO Centenary: Call for testimonies from Workers' Organizations

    16 May 2018,

  3. World Employment and Social Outlook

    A just transition to a green economy could create 14 million jobs in Asia and the Pacific

    14 May 2018,

    ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy.

  4. Occupational Safety and Health

    13th annual employer awards on Occupational Safety and Health

    07 May 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

    Every year worldwide 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year was commemorated under the theme “Generation Safe and Healthy”. In Pakistan this day was marked by the ILO and its constituents through an event hosted by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in Karachi on 7th May to reaffirm their commitment towards the common goal of safer workplaces and healthy workers in Pakistan. The event was attended by 175 delegates from the employer community, workers representatives, chamber of commerce and related federal and provincial government officials.  

  5. Informal economy

    More than 68 per cent of the employed population in Asia-Pacific are in the informal economy

    02 May 2018,

    A new ILO report shows that 1.3 billion people work informally in Asia-Pacific, comprising 65 per cent of the world’s informally employed. Most of them lack social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions.

  6. Educational video

    Embarking for a safe work in Thailand: risks and rights in the fishing sector

    30 April 2018,

    Migrant workers comprise most of the workforce in Thailand's fishing sector. Ensuring that they are aware of their rights and know how to find help to protect them is essential to prevent and end abusive labour practices. A new video provides them with the information they need, in their languages.

  7. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

    30 April 2018,

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

  8. Press release

    Apparel Companies Receive Award on National Occupational Safety and Health Day

    28 April 2018,

  9. OSH Campaign

    Young people must be part of finding OSH solutions

    27 April 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO organizes an Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Festival titled “Generation Safe and Healthy”, as part of the joint global campaign aimed to accelerate action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Target 8.8—promoting labour rights and promoting safe and secure working environments for all workers by 2030.

  10. Olympic Games

    ILO, Tokyo 2020 sign agreement to promote decent work in run-up to the Games

    26 April 2018,

    The International Labour Organization and Tokyo 2020 sign an agreement to promote socially responsible labour practices in the run-up to the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the Japanese capital.