News and Press releases


  1. Decent Work

    Government, employers and trade unions set Decent Work priorities for Myanmar until 2021

    21 September 2018,

    Myanmar’s first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) set to promote employment, protect labour rights and strengthen social dialogue.

  2. News

    Livelihoods enhanced through labour-based road project

    21 September 2018, Baguia, Timor-Leste

    The Department of National Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DNRBFC) and ILO launched the first Trial Contracts for the Enhancing Rural Access – Agro Forestry Labour-Based Road Rehabilitation Project in the Baucau Municipality of Timor-Leste.

  3. International Labour Standards

    Cook Islands ratifies two ILO Conventions

    21 September 2018,

    The Government of Cook Islands has deposited with the International Labour Office the instruments of ratification for two ILO Conventions: C144 on the Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) and C182 on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, which have now been formally registered

  4. Myanmar

    ILO Deputy Director-General meets Myanmar Army Chief of General Staff to discuss forced labour

    20 September 2018,

    ILO Deputy Chief called for the Myanmar Government and military to renew their commitment on the elimination of the use of forced labour.

  5. Press release

    Taking steps to promote decent work in global supply chains

    20 September 2018, Beijing, China

    The Ministry of Human Resources (MORHSS) and the ILO organised in Beijing a stakeholders’ meeting to discuss public and private initiatives geared toward responsible business conduct on September 18.

  6. Trade union movement

    Important, the role of the trade unions in job creation

    20 September 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    As one of the key labour actors, trade unions have an important role in job creation and promotion. By having their aspirations integrated in the policy discussions and developments, trade unions could be part of the promotion of quality job creation for sustainable development.

  7. News update

    The Future of Work in Sri Lanka

    19 September 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office in Sri Lanka in partnership with Tandem Research (Goa, India) hosted a workshop on the impact of emerging technologies, referring to artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics and so forth, on the Future of Work in Sri Lanka on the 7th of September, 2018.

  8. Press release

    ILO celebrates 100 years of social protection at the China’s 14th International Forum on Social Security

    19 September 2018, Beijing, China

    “100 years of social protection at the ILO: the road to universal social protection”

  9. Safe and fair migration

    Establishing synergies and strategies to better protect women migrant workers

    18 September 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Together with relevant national stakeholders, the ILO and UN Women developed synergies and formulated strategies to better protect Indonesia women migrant workers from abuse and exploitation.

  10. News

    Building an effective national wage system in Indonesia

    11 September 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Relevant Indonesian representatives discussed ways to develop a national wage system that strengthen minimum and above-minimum wages setting mechanism in the country using an evidence-based approach.