News and articles

2009

  1. Press release

    Chinese Government Minister meets ILO Director-General at 98th International Labour Conference in Geneva

    18 June 2009,

    Mr. Yin Weimin, Chinese Minister of Human Resources and Social Security met the ILO Director-General Mr Juan Somavia at the 98th ILC in Geneva.

  2. Press release

    Vice Prime Minister of Timor Leste deposits Instruments of Ratification of the ILO Conventions

    16 June 2009,

    The Vice-Prime Minister of Timor-Leste, H.E. Mr. José Luis Guterres, presented the official Certificate of Deposit of the four ratified ILO core conventions.

  3. Press release

    Thai Workers’ Organization submits complaint to ILO

    11 June 2009,

    Thailand’s State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) has submitted a complaint to the International Labour Organization during the 98th International Labour Conference (ILC) presently in Session in Geneva, Switzerland. The complaint alleges the Royal Thai Government is breaching the Organization’s Equality of Treatment (Accident Compensation) Convention (C-19). The complaint claims migrant workers from Myanmar working in Thailand have been denied access to the Social Security Office’s Workmen’s Compensation Fund following accidents in the workplace.

  4. Press release

    Malaysian Government Minister meets ILO Director General at 98th International Labour Conference in Geneva

    10 June 2009,

    Upon his arrival at the annual International Labour Conference in Geneva, Dr. Subramaniam K.V.S. Sathavivam Datuk, Minister of Labour of Malaysia meets the ILO’s Director General Mr Juan Somavia.

  5. Press release

    Brunei Darussalam Government Minister meets ILO Director General at 98th International Labour Conference in Geneva

    10 June 2009,

    Upon his arrival at the annual International Labour Conference in Geneva, Mr Pehin Dato Adanan Yusof, Minister for Home Affairs of Brunei Darussalam meets the ILO’s Director General Mr Juan Somavia.

  6. Press release

    World day against child labour, 12 June, Give girls a chance: End Child labour

    10 June 2009,

    BANGKOK (ILO News) The annual World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June will be marked by events in Bangkok, Tak and Pattani. Activities include panel discussions, concerts, parades, contests and performances by students.

  7. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour spotlights girls, Economic crisis could force more girls into child labour

    10 June 2009,

    BANGKOK (ILO News)–The vulnerabilities of children–particularly girls-during the global economic crisis will be highlighted on World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), with dozens of events throughout Asia and the Pacific.

  8. Press release

    World day against child labour, 12 June; Give girls a chance: End child labour

    05 June 2009,

    BANGKOK (ILO News) – The annual World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June will be marked by events in more than 60 countries around the world, including at least nine in Asia and the Pacific, amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic crisis on child labour and in particular on girls.

  9. Press release

    Japan marks 35 years of support for ILO

    05 June 2009,

    An exhibition to mark the 35th anniversary of the Japanese Government’s support for the ILO will be held at the ILO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 9-30 June.

  10. Press release

    ILO Issues revised global unemployment projections; Unemployment in Asia Pacific could top 100 million people

    28 May 2009,

    The number of people unemployed in 2009 could increase by between 29.4 million and 58.8 million people globally, and between 9 and 26.3 million in Asia Pacific, compared to 2007. That’s according to new projections from the ILO, the United Nations agency that deals with work and workplace issues.