News and articles


  1. News

    Safer workplaces by integrating HIV and COVID-19 prevention programme

    22 February 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO and its social partners continue to promote an integrated prevention programme for both HIV and COVID-19 to create safer, more productive workplaces.

  2. Asia-Pacific Labour Market Insights

    COVID-19 containment measures heighten wage inequality in Thailand and Viet Nam

    18 February 2021,

    Containment measures during 2020 to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to heightened inequality, as evidenced by emerging trends in key wage indicators in Thailand and Viet Nam.

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    Empowering special schools to protect students from sexual violence and HIV/AIDS

    17 February 2021, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO conducted a validation training of trainers for teachers of disabled students to prevent sexual violence against and promote HIV awareness for students with disabilities, particularly students with intellectual disabilities.

  4. Trade Union Movement

    Trade Unions' engagement is key to implement the UN Reform and the Agenda 2030

    15 February 2021,

    On the occasion of the launch of two ACTRAV flagship publications for trade unions, Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of the ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) explains why the engagement of trade unions is key for the implementation of UN Reforms and achieving progress on the SDGs. She stresses also the ILO’s expectations vis-à-vis the important role of workers’ organizations in development processes.

  5. News

    ILO and its partners release a new COVID-19 Guideline to protect both businesses and workers

    11 February 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    A new Guideline on COVID-19 Prevention at Workplace was jointly launched by the ILO and its partners, providing key preventive actions and measurements to ensure sustainable businesses and better protect workers in Indonesia.

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    Labour rights

    ILO calls on Myanmar to respect freedom of association and restore democratic order

    10 February 2021,

    In the wake of the military takeover that has sparked widespread demonstrations in Myanmar, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization says workers and employers must be able to exercise their right to protest without violence or threats.

  7. Press release

    Tripartite plus sessions to promote social dialogue on socially responsible labour practices

    08 February 2021, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) through the support of the ILO organized dialogues between employers and other stakeholders such as government, workers, members of civil society and international brands representing Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) to promote socially responsible labour practices. The dialogues gathered inputs to the taskforce established to promote a sustainable and continued elimination of child labour and forced labour in the supply chain of sports goods industry.

  8. Press release

    Winners of the inaugural Cambodia Skills Challenge Innovation Call announced

    05 February 2021,

    Cambodia and UN step up efforts to support the digital transformation of skills sector as well as lessen the digital divide

  9. COVID-19

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN helps migrant workers hit by COVID-19

    04 February 2021,

    With the support of its partners on the ground, TRIANGLE in ASEAN responded rapidly during 2020 to the immediate needs of returning migrant workers and those in the countries of destination impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. News

    Core Skill Development Training Workshop successfully held online

    02 February 2021,

    On 25th January, the ILO project ‘Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China’ successfully organized Core Skill Development Training Workshop online. Over 120 participants from 71 pilot enterprises, TVET institutions and public agencies attended training to gain in-depth knowledge of the ILO Global Framework on Core Skills for the 21st Century and practices of core skill development.