News and articles


  1. News update

    Delivering essential personal protective equipment to micro and small enterprises – keeping workplaces safe and healthy

    20 November 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    International Labour Organization (ILO) together with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), purchased and kick- started the delivery of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) worth 47 million Sri Lankan Rupees.

  2. Garment sector in Asia and the Pacific

    Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector

    20 November 2020,

    A new brief highlights COVID-19 impacts on women and men workers in the garment sector and recommendations for a gender-responsive recovery.

  3. Press release

    Sports for all, Decent Work for all; Workers and Employers committed towards realizing Decent Work

    16 November 2020, Lahore and Sialkot, Pakistan

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Olympics Association, Pakistan Workers Federation, Sports Board Punjab and with the technical assistance of ILO conducted a series of awareness events “Sports for all, Decent work for all” in Lahore and Sialkot. The events sensitized the importance of sports activities as vehicles to achieve decent work with an emphasis on elimination of child labour.

  4. News

    Combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with creative campaigns

    16 November 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO team up with the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apindo) to empower companies combating stigma and discrimination against HIV with innovative campaign using video blog (vlog).

  5. News

    Building back better through international labour standards and corporate social responsibility

    13 November 2020,

    Tripartite participants from around the globe have wrapped up a month-long exchange of experiences and best practices through an ILO e-learning course.

  6. COVID-19: Promoting HIV prevention at the workplace

    Integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programmes for safer workplaces

    13 November 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Better protection against HIV and COVID-19 can be done by implementing an integrated programme at the enterprise level. One company shares its good practices in integrating these two programmes with support from the health service.

  7. Create more and better jobs

    ILO Peer Learning Hub for Enterprises in Asia Pacific launched

    13 November 2020,

    With enterprises hard hit by COVID-19 and in-person business trainings halted, the ILO Peer Learning Hub for Enterprises in the Asia-Pacific makes training programmes and enterprise support accessible to all.

  8. News

    UN Policy Dialogue "Building an inclusive and sustainable social protection system" held online

    13 November 2020,

    The United Nations in China in collaboration with Chinese government organised a social protection policy dialogue online on 10 November 2020

  9. News

    Responsible supply chains in Thailand’s poultry industry

    12 November 2020,

    Poultry exporters seek to collaborate to enhance in their supply chains through an innovative EU-funded training programme organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Employers Confederation of Thailand (ECOT) and the Thai Broiler Processing Exporters Association

  10. Press release

    ILO-SCORE Conference on Training projects for supply chain sustainability

    09 November 2020,

    ILO SCORE China organized the “Conference on sustainability training projects in supply chains” in Guangzhou on 29-30 Oct 2020. The conference focused on the sustainable development of global supply chains, and shared the practice and value of promoting sustainable supply chains. The participants discussed the challenges and opportunities of supply chain training projects and outlined some suggestions for the way forward.