News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    ILO and Sweden to partner on developing a project promoting Decent Work in Garment sector supply chains across Asia

    13 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

    ILO and the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok convened a meeting to support the development of a possible future regional programme to promote decent work, environmental sustainability and gender equality in garment supply chains in Asia.

  2. Future of Work

    ILO to convene High-Level Symposium on “The Future of Work We Want: the Workers’ Perspective”

    13 October 2017, ILO HQ Geneva, Room IX

  3. Press release

    Cambodia Sets New Guinness World Record while Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship

    12 October 2017, Phnom penh

    The Cambodian Ministry of Education Youth and Sports holds the Guinness World Record for the Largest Practical Business Seminar, organized with support from the ILO as part of an inclusive entrepreneurship training programme for youth.

  4. Press release

    Pakistan and ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative

    11 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The ILO is embarking on a project funded by the European Union on ‘Fair Recruitment practices’ - “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration or REFRAME. In this regard, a national consultation was held in Islamabad on 11th October 2017 to identify the challenges and priorities for action and implementation modalities of this new project

  5. Press release

    Technical consultations on draft labour laws of Balochistan

    11 October 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    With the technical support of the ILO, the Directorate General of Labour Welfare Balochistan (DGLW) convened a technical consultation/ social dialogue meeting with tripartite plus stakeholders to gather on the draft labour laws of Baluchistan. This is part of the ongoing legislative development process following devolution in 2010.

  6. © AFP China Xtra 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs

    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017,

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  7. Press Release

    ILO and the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen Pacific labour market information systems

    08 October 2017, Suva, Fiji

    Both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Pacific.

  8. Press release

    ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights Project in Songkla commits to decent work in Thai fishing and seafood sector

    06 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

  9. Labour Inspectors' Training Program

    Ninth cohort of National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program completed

    20 September 2017, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan

    The ninth cohort of the National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program took place in Muzaffarabad from 19-21 October, 2017 for the labour inspection staff from AJK, ICT and GB . This training was organised under the Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection in Pakistan (SLISP).

  10. Press release

    152 million in child labour around the world and 40 million in modern slavery

    20 September 2017,

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.