News and articles

2003

  1. Press release

    Tripartite Consultation 'a Long-Term Economic Necessity'

    14 November 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO in tandem with Thailand’s Ministry of Labour is holiding seminar to examine the ILO Tripartite Consultation Convention (C 144), 1976, an important instrument in consolidating a mechanism for social dialogue in ILO member States.

  2. Press release

    Seminar to Examine Potential for Tripartite Consultations

    10 November 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO in tandem with Thailand’s Ministry of Labour is having a seminar to examine the ILO Tripartite Consultation Convention (C 144), 1976, an important instrument in consolidating a mechanism for social dialogue in ILO member States.

  3. Press release

    Chemical Safety 'a Sustainable Development Issue'

    09 November 2003, BANGKOK

    500 delegates attends Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) meeting which main objective is to show that chemical safety is a sustainable development issue.

  4. Press release

    Cooperatives can play an important role in Poverty-Reduction Efforts

    31 October 2003, BANGKOK

    A new ILO report "Working out of Poverty", finds that most of the poorest of the poor in Asia and the Pacific live in rural areas where cooperatives can play an important role in poverty reduction efforts.

  5. Press release

    Chemical Safety in the Spotlight as Production, Jobs Migrate to Asia

    31 October 2003, BANGKOK

    Fourth Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety put focus on Asia as jobs in the chemical industries in East Asia have more than doubled over the last two decades.

  6. Press release

    Shipbreaking Guidelines Charting New Waters

    15 October 2003, BANGKOK

    Representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations from heavyweight shipbreaking nations as Bangladesh, China, India, Pakistan and Turkey unanimously adopt ILO Guidelines on Safety and Health for the industry.

  7. Press release

    Shipbreaking guidelines for safer work 'Taking shape'

    11 October 2003, Bangkok, Thailand

    A tripartite ILO meeting taking place in Bangkok is making ‘good progress’ in the revision of guidelines aimed at responsible ship dismantling and the provision for improved safety and health in ship breaking.

  8. Press release

    Development issues top agenda at Decent Work Forum

    10 October 2003, NEW ZEALAND

    Representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ groups in South-East Asia and the Pacific gather in New Zealand for an ILO forum on decent work, welcoming Vanuatu and Timor-Leste as new ILO members.

  9. Press release

    Cambodia, ILO Forge Agreement to Raise HIV/AIDS Awareness in the Workplace

    09 October 2003, PHNOM PENH

    The ILO and the Cambodian Government agree on raising awareness about HIV/AIDS and prevent related discrimination in the workplace, while initiating a U.S. funded HIV/AIDS Workplace Education Programme.

  10. Press release

    Experts seek ways to diffuse safety and health 'Time Bomb'

    08 October 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO holds a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Safety and Health in Shipbreaking aimed at adopting guidelines for responsible ship dismantling and revise and adopt provisions for improved safety and health in shipbreaking.