News and articles

2011

  1. Press release

    New ILO Global Report on Equality at Work 2011; Global economic crisis opens up new space for discrimination at work, ILO says

    16 May 2011, BANGKOK

    GENEVA (ILO News) – In a new study, the International Labour Office1 (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour.

  2. Press release

    Singapore: 2nd ITUC Asia-Pacific Congress

    13 May 2011,

  3. Press release

    ILO signs US$1,300,000 partnership with Korean Government

    05 May 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have announced their intention to sign an agreement that will enable two new projects to get underway.

  4. Press release

    Tripartite Labour Advisory Council launched in Vanuatu

    01 May 2011,

    For the first time since independence in 1980, government, workers and employers have formally joined forces to create a tripartite advisory body to help guide Vanuatu’s development of new labour and employment policies.

  5. Press release

    Papua New Guinea labour delegation in Australia: tripartite group studies industrial relations, Australian labour market governance and institutions

    29 April 2011,

    ILO News: A tripartite delegation from Papua New Guinea (PNG) has travelled to Australia to study that country’s industrial relations institutions in advance of an anticipated enactment of a Bill to reform PNG’s industrial relations laws.

  6. Press release

    Window of opportunity for Asia to improve gender equality at work - ILO, ADB

    29 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    Asian countries have a window of opportunity to tackle gender inequality in their labour markets and support sustainable crisis recovery, according to a new report prepared jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  7. Press release

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Preventing occupational accidents through OSH risk management

    26 April 2011,

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) issues are not only the concerns of workers but also the employers. Globally, according to ILO data, an estimated 337 million workplace accidents and 2.3 million deaths occur every year. In addition, the data of the State-owned Enterprise for Workers’ Social Insurance (Jamsostek) revealed that around 0.7 per cent of Indonesian workers have experienced occupational accidents that have caused national financial losses of Rp 50 trillion.

  8. Press release

    ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the ILO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on May 1.

  9. Press release

    Economic growth alone is no guarantee for job-rich and inclusive growth, says new ILO report

    14 April 2011,

    Despite the negative impact of the global financial crisis felt across the region, Indonesia maintained positive economic growth both in 2009 and 2010. The Indonesian Economy is forecasted to grow annually at over 6 per cent in the coming years. This accelerating growth alone is not panacea for various labour market challenges, a new report by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Office for Indonesia says.

  10. Press release

    ILO welcomes Indonesian Jobs Pact

    13 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organization welcomed the signing of the Indonesian Jobs Pact designed to bring the benefits of economic growth to every citizen through the creation of decent and productive employment, making the Indonesian economy regionally competitive, while supporting the national policy goals.