News and articles


  1. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    ILO: Future of work strategies in Asia-Pacific should focus more on people than technologies

    16 September 2019,

    While planning for technological advancement takes top priority in national growth strategies across Asia-Pacific, ILO report highlights gaps in country policy responses to support people through future of work transitions.

  2. News

    International Day for South-South Cooperation

    12 September 2019,

    The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).

  3. Press release

    ILO and UNFCCC conducts Asia-Pacific region workshop on climate change responses and transition to decent work

    11 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) along with the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) organized an Asia-Pacific region workshop to discuss maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative impacts of implementing climate change response measures.

  4. Development cooperation

    ILO and Fast Retailing group join forces to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia

    04 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Japanese apparel retail holding company Fast Retailing have signed a US$1.8 million partnership agreement supporting an ILO led programme to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia.

  5. News

    Our Future of Work: Green Jobs for Climate Action - A dialogue with youth in Thailand

    29 August 2019,

    Ahead of the Youth Climate Summit leading up UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit 2019, the ILO and the Environmental Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University hosted a dialogue bringing youth to discuss a just transition to a greener world of work.

  6. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    Viet Nam’s high-level officials value ILO’s support

    29 August 2019,

    ILO Deputy Director General, Deborah Greenfield, met with Viet Nam’s senior politicians during her visit to the country on 26-27 August 2019.

  7. Press release

    ILO video on ready-made garment workers’ rights goes ‘viral’

    28 August 2019,

    YouTube film on three female workers and freedom of association clocks up over 800K views.

  8. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    ILO, Viet Nam celebrate their century-long path of fighting for social justice

    27 August 2019,

    Their intertwined journeys started at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference.

  9. News

    ILO participates in SEWA Workshop on Development of Grassroots Women’s Cooperatives in Ahmedabad

    26 August 2019,

  10. News

    Strengthening the roles of labour inspectors in HIV prevention programme at the company level

    15 August 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower, the ILO conducted a two-day HIV/AIDS training for labour inspectors from seven provinces in Indonesia to strengthen their HIV action plans and to ensure the implementation of non-discriminatory policy at the company level.