News and articles

2019

  1. Better Work

    High-level Swiss delegation visits garment factory in Dong Nai

    12 July 2019,

    Since 2010, the Saitex factory has been part of Better Work Viet Nam, a flagship programme of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation to improve working conditions and boost competitiveness of the garment industry. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland is one of its main donors.

  2. 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference

    Vietnamese researcher wins Decent Work prize

    11 July 2019,

    The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.

  3. Improving industrial relations

    ILO and Gap Inc. launch new initiative to improve industrial relations in Bangladesh garment industry

    01 July 2019,

  4. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019,

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

  5. International labour standards

    ILO congratulates Viet Nam, EU on signing free trade deal

    30 June 2019,

    The agreement promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

  6. © Image works 2019

    G20 Japan 2019

    ILO welcomes G20 commitment to inclusion and equality

    29 June 2019,

    G20 leaders, meeting in Osaka, issued a communique stressing the importance of ensuring that ageing societies are active, and supporting gender equality and women's economic empowerment.

  7. Q&A

    ILO Convention on Violence and Harassment: Five key questions

    28 June 2019,

    For the first time violence and harassment in the world of work are covered in new international labour standards, adopted at the Centenary International Labour Conference and now open for ratification by ILO member States.

  8. Press release

    Indonesia launches its first National OSH Profile to promote safe and secure working environments and foster prevention culture

    27 June 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesia continues to demonstrate progress and leadership on occupational safety and health (OSH) and to promote a national culture of prevention on OSH.

  9. Press release

    New safety and health issues emerge as the world of work changes

    27 June 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, together with the Ministry of Labour and Trade Union Relations, Department of Labour, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC) and trade unions will hold an event on Occupational Safety and Health at work on the 27th of June in Colombo.

  10. ILO 100 on skills development

    Bridging Indonesia's skills gap through partnership between industry - vocational education and training

    26 June 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Skills mismatch is one of the reasons of unemployment in Indonesia. Skills needs of enterprises are often not well-communicated or understood by technical education and vocational training (TVET).