News and Press releases


  1. News

    Tripartite Strategic Compliance Planning Workshop in Malaysia

    14 February 2019,

    The Malaysia Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) and the ILO organized a tripartite strategic compliance planning workshop for labour regulators in Peninsular Malaysia, funded by USDOL-Labour Law Reform project.

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    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019

    Poor working conditions are main global employment challenge

    13 February 2019,

    Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.

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    Social protection

    Only one third of children covered by social protection: ILO, UNICEF

    06 February 2019,

    A new report by UNICEF and the ILO highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children.

  4. Press release

    Unified national qualification frameworks: A way forward for greater mobility of Pakistani emigrants

    04 February 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organized stakeholders’ workshop to present the state of national qualification framework for higher education and vocational skills in Pakistan, highlighting the strengths; weakness; implementation challenges and the way forward to enhance the mobility of Pakistani emigrants.

  5. National Event on the Global Commission Report

    1st national reflection on the Report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work held in Japan

    01 February 2019,

    Japan’s tripartite constituents found values in the Global Commission Report and re-acknowledged the necessity of social dialogue to promote human-centred agenda and then revitalize the social contract. The panel discussion in the event identified the relevance of the Report to the world of work in Japan in general and to its work style reform, in particular.

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    Thailand ratifies Work in Fishing Convention

    30 January 2019,

    Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.

  7. Corporate Social Responsibility

    New project promotes socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam

    29 January 2019,

    The project funded by the European Union will focus on seafood and furniture industries, two key export sectors of the country.

  8. Women in STEM

    ILO team up with Vocational Center of BBPLK-Bekasi to increase women labour participation in STEM-related fields

    28 January 2019, Batam Island, Indonesia

    Indonesian female workers are more likely to be employed in an occupation at high risk of automation across all industries. The ILO has teamed up with National Vocational Training Development Centre to increase women participation at work fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  9. News update

    ILO supports flood-affected micro, small and medium enterprises in Ratnapura

    24 January 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Under ILO’s global flagship “Jobs for Peace and Resilience” programme, immediate flood support was given to 69 entrepreneurs in the Ratnapura Division to restart their businesses on 21st January 2019.

  10. OSH Consultative Meeting

    Towards more integrated OSH programmes

    21 January 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO initiated an occupational safety and health (OSH) consultative meeting with its relevant social partners. By sharing OSH knowledge, programmes, lessons learnt and challenges, the ILO and its social partners could develop stronger workplace prevention culture.