News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    Steady but uneven growth in wages in Asia and the Pacific, says new ILO Report

    19 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Real wage growth has declined globally from 2.5 per cent in 2012 to 1.7 per cent in 2015, the lowest level in four years. This was partly because the increase in wage growth in North America and some European countries was not sufficient to offset the decrease in wage growth in emerging and developing countries, says the ILO latest wage report launched in Jakarta on Tuesday, 19 September 2017.

  2. Article

    How Decent Work and climate resilience grow together

    18 September 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  3. Disaster preparedness

    Protecting Jobs, Enterprises and Livelihoods in the Pacific

    17 September 2017, Nadi, Fiji

    The ILO Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) is currently developing a ‘toolkit’ to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in disaster preparedness, and an employers’ resource pack for employers’ organisation to support their members enterprise in preparing and responding to disaster.

  4. Media advisory

    Alliance 8.7 to present the latest global estimates of modern slavery and child labour

    15 September 2017,

  5. News

    Helping transgender make the most of their money

    15 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Access to finance is a fundamental condition for poverty reduction, job creation, income generation and social protection. However, some disadvantaged groups still experience limited access to employment and finance, including transgender people. They still face the highest level of discrimination, including in relation to employment opportunities.

  6. Women and the Future of Work - Call for papers

    ILO issues a call for research on Women and the Future of Work in Asia and the Pacific

    14 September 2017,

    The ILO, sponsored by the Australian Government’s Department of Employment, has launched a call for research papers to examine the opportunities and challenges of the future at work for women (Deadline: 15 September 2017; Due date extended to Monday, 18 September 2017).

  7. “1+6” Roundtable Meeting

    Promoting an open, invigorated and inclusive world economy

    12 September 2017,

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issue joint statement calling for mutually-beneficial economic globalization at the “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  8. News

    Towards better, improved employment-related social security in Indonesia

    08 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Building greater trust among relevant stakeholders, optimizing benefits adequacy, re-profiling members of social security for workers as well as synchronizing existing regulations were the four recommendations from the joint evaluation seminar conducted by the ILO and the Ministry of Manpower in Jakarta on 7 September.

  9. Employment in Latin America and the Caribbean

    China trade, investment and projects create 1.8 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean

    07 September 2017,

    The first research carried out on the impact of economic relations with China on the volume and quality of employment in the region highlights the lack of knowledge on the subject, and sheds light on a relationship that has intensified and is taking on “growing complexity”.

  10. XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    Global action needed to tackle rising work-related injuries and diseases, ILO says

    07 September 2017,

    Work-related fatal injuries and diseases have increased from 2.3 million to 2.78 million per year according to new data issued at the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work held in Singapore. ILO launched a call for concerted global action to address new and emerging occupational safety and health challenges.