News and Press releases


  1. 106th International Labour Conference

    ILO head calls for the much needed greening of the world of work

    05 June 2017,

    “We need the right policies to make the transition happen and to make it just,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder at the opening session of the 106th International Labour Conference.

  2. Safety and Health for Youth

    ILO launches media competition and Youth4OSH project in the Philippines

    05 June 2017, Manila, Philippines

    To build a safety and health culture among young Filipino workers, the ILO launches the Youth4OSH Project and invites young people to join the SafeYouth@Work Media Competition. Winning entries for photo, film, song, story, poster/drawing and the unique Surprise Us category will get the chance to travel to Singapore in September 2017 and to present their winning piece due on 30 June 2017.

  3. News

    Garment sector in Cambodia: Declining employment despite rising exports

    30 May 2017, Phnom Penh

    Despite strong export performance, Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector shows a decline in employment according to the latest Bulletin issued by the ILO.

  4. Press release

    Lao PDR launches a new Decent Work Country Programme focusing on jobs creation and rights at work

    30 May 2017, Lao PDR

    Lao PDR launches its second Decent Work Country Programme which will cover the period 2017-2021.

  5. The Future of Work in the Pacific

    Eleven Pacific Island Countries committed to create Decent Jobs for future generations

    26 May 2017,

    Representatives from ILO’s 11 Pacific member States along with key stakeholders from the Pacific development community discussed the Future of Work in the Pacific and proposed policy priorities to address the transformations unfolding across the region's labour markets.

  6. News

    Recognizing domestic workers as workers through skills development and employment contract

    26 May 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO through its Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers (PROMOTE) Project has been promoting decent work for domestic workers and the elimination of child domestic labour through skills training programme and standardized certification as well as the application of employment contract.

  7. Skills

    ILO to hold an Inter-regional Technical Forum on Skills for Trade, Employability and Inclusive Growth

    25 May 2017,

    The Forum will be hosted by the International Labour Organization in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

  8. News

    ILO Decent Work Team Senior Employers Specialist visits Pakistan

    22 May 2017,

    Mr Ravi Peiris, Senior Specialist, Employers Activities, from the ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team (DWT), New Delhi Office, recently visited Pakistan and had detailed deliberations with the ILO Pakistan team and with the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to take stock of their needs for technical assistance from the Bureau for Employers' Activities of the ILO (ACT/EMP) and from the Employers Specialist in the DWT Team.

  9. Press release

    Representatives of all trade unions in Balochistan get detailed orientation on International Labour Standards

    21 May 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    Miranda Fajerman (ILS specialist) & Ingrid Christensen (Country Director) conducted a day long orientation session on International Labour Standards with 18 Trade Union members representing 03 major workers' federations & affiliated unions of the province. Women representation was also observed while the participants were of the view that this session has infact paved the way for future proactive role in compliance of the ILS in Balochistan.

  10. Press release

    ILO supported tripartite social dialogue on the draft labour laws in Balochistan

    19 May 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    The ILO Pakistan under its DG-Trade project funded by the EU provided technical assistance to Balochistan government for a tripartite social dialogue on the draft labour laws. A three days technical consultation followed a Provincial Tripartite Consultation Committee (PTCC) meeting were held in Quetta