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  1. Press release

    ILO support helps tea and coffee farmers in Lao People's Democratic Republic boost productivity and incomes

    26 May 2023, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Projects collaborate with tea and coffee producer groups and cooperatives to reduce vulnerability of workers in Paksong District of Southern Lao PDR.

  2. Social protection

    The International Labour Organization supports in building capacity of social security institution in Nepal

    25 May 2023, Kathmandu, Nepal

    Tripartite Delegation from Nepal, facilitated by ILO-Nepal and ILO-Jakarta and supported by the European Union and Japan, visits Indonesia to discuss social protection system, social security administration, information technology, and management of health insurance systems.

  3. Press release

    ILO supports polytechnics through international partnerships to develop an inclusive, competitive and sustainable Indonesian maritime workforce

    23 May 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Through a programme funded by UK government, the ILO has been partnering with the Indonesian polytechnics, industry and international academic institutions to build competent, productive and competitive human capital in maritime sector.

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    Migrant workers

    ILO welcomes ASEAN Declaration protecting migrant workers and families in crisis situations

    22 May 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

    The Declaration is an important step towards reducing vulnerability and enhancing welfare of migrant workers in the region.

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    Social protection

    Viet Nam Women’s Union promotes gender-responsive social protection system across Viet Nam

    22 May 2023, Dong Hoi, Quang Binh, Viet Nam

    ILO-Viet Nam Women’s Union collaboration sees trainers go nationwide to help women better understand their rights and benefits under the social protection system.

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    ILO welcomes the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers

    19 May 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The issuance of the ASEAN Declaration on Placement and Protection of Migrant Fishers is in line with ILO’s work in Indonesia to strengthen and support the realization of decent working conditions for Indonesian fishers within the country and abroad.

  7. Ship to Shore Rights

    EU and ILO reaffirm commitment to decent work for Lao workers at home and abroad

    19 May 2023, Champasak, Lao PDR

    The European Union (EU), the Minister of Labour and Social Welfare (MoLSW), and the International Labour Organization conduct field visit to projects advancing decent work for Lao workers, including women and men migrant workers.

  8. Press release

    Strengthening bilateral labour migration agreements to protect the rights of women migrant workers

    18 May 2023,

    ILO, UN Women and IOM host a Symposium on women migrants workers’ rights under the GOALS programme.

  9. SDG-Aligned Budgeting To Transform Employment in Mongolia

    ILO participates in the National Forum on Occupational Safety and Health in Mongolia

    18 May 2023, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    The "SDG Aligned Budgeting to Transform Employment in Mongolia" project, funded by the European Union and implemented by the ILO, which aims to align international labour standards with OSH practices and regulations, takes part in the second National Forum on Occupational Safety and Health on May 18, 2023.

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    A just transition

    Trade unions join efforts to green Viet Nam’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry

    17 May 2023, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    Trade union members evaluate support efforts to facilitate a Just Transition in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry in Viet Nam.