News and articles


  1. News

    ILO continue teaming up with Angkasa Pura II on VCT@Work in Bandung and Medan

    15 October 2019,

    The ILO continue its team up with PT Angkasa Pura II, the state-owned company who has developed a non- discriminatory policy on HIV/AIDS at workplace, reaching out the staff and crews of the Husein Sastranegara and Kualanamu International Airports to ensure zero new infection, zero discrimination, and zero-AIDS related death among productive ages.

  2. Partnership

    Development partners witness impact of flexible resources on Viet Nam’s progress

    14 October 2019,

    A delegation of development partners tours the country from 1-3 October.

  3. ILO-UN Indonesia media visit

    Experiencing working lives in Indonesia’s garment sector

    11 October 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO in collaboration with UN Indonesia conducted a media visit to one of the ILO’s Better Work Indonesia’s garment factories in Semarang. The media visit provided insights and real experiences to Indonesian journalists about working lives in the garment sector.

  4. © ILO 2019

    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide and in Asia

    11 October 2019,

    A new ILO study reveals that almost seven in 10 workers worldwide are self-employed or in small businesses. Self-employed and micro-enterprises account for more than 80 per cent of employment in South Asia. By contrast, medium-sized and large enterprises account for 46 per cent of employment in East Asia and the Pacific.

  5. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste moves forward to reach a future without child labour

    10 October 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste has launched the first child labour survey and the series of labour force survey, supported by the ILO, to eradicate child labour in all its forms and promote decent work for all.

  6. Migration

    Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019,

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  7. News

    Bipartite dialogue is a key tool for managing conflicts and grievances at work

    08 October 2019, Batam Island, Indonesia

    The ILO and its social partners continue to canvass that use of bipartite social dialogue as a strong tool to resolve industrial conflicts and grievances between workers and management.

  8. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019,

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

  9. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    07 October 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  10. News

    Bipartite cooperation and dialogue lead to increased productivity and better working conditions

    03 October 2019, Bogor, West Java, Indonesia

    The ILO and its social partners continue to promote bipartite dialogue and cooperation as a win-win situation for both management and workers. Good workplace cooperation are resulted in increased productivity as shown by many Japanese companies.