News and articles

2009

  1. Press release

    Green jobs initiative: MOU signed between BMET and Grameen Shakti

    16 September 2009,

    In support of the government’s current efforts for expansion of renewable and clean energy, the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) and Grameen Shakti signed a Memorandum of Understanding for training of solar technicians on 16 September 2009.

  2. Press release

    Domestic workers' labour standards to be discussed by Lao PDR Government, unions and employers

    11 September 2009,

    Governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in Lao PDR will take part in a formal consultation on the creation of a ground-breaking, international labour standard that would cover millions of domestic workers worldwide. The National Consultation on Decent Work for Domestic Workers will take place on Tuesday 15 September in Vientiane.

  3. Press release

    Domestic workers’ labour standards to be discussed by Royal Thai Government, unions and employers

    07 September 2009,

    Governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in Thailand will take part in a formal consultation on the creation of a ground-breaking, international labour standard that would cover millions of domestic workers worldwide. The National Consultation on Decent Work for Domestic Workers will take place on Thursday 10 September.

  4. Press release

    ILO Better Factories Cambodia 22nd synthesis report: Garment factory working conditions generally remain good, despite continuing pressure due to the global economic slowdown

    26 August 2009, BANGKOK

    The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia today releases its “22nd Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Cambodia’s Garment Sector,” which assesses compliance with Cambodian labour law and international labour standards in garment factories.

  5. Press release

    Employment challenges for rural youth to be discussed at regional meeting

    13 August 2009,

    Delegates from seven Asian countries are expected to attend the meeting, “Addressing Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Youth Employment in Asia”, which will be held in Chiang Mai from 17 - 19 August. About 30 participants from China, Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam, representing the public and private sectors, NGOs and multi-lateral agencies are due to take part.

  6. Press release

    ILO says significant steps undertaken towards development of a new international human rights instrument on HIV/AIDS: 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)

    11 August 2009, BANGKOK

    Governments, in consultation with employers’ and workers’ organizations, are to send their comments on the first draft text of an international labour standard in the form of a recommendation on HIV/AIDS and the world of work to the ILO by November 2009. Ministries of Labour are advised to consult other national Ministries and institutions dealing with HIV/AIDS, such as Ministries of Health and National AIDS Commissions, as well as other relevant organizations, including associations of people living with HIV. There will be a second discussion in June 2010 with a view to the adoption of the instrument.

  7. Press release

    Gender Equality in the Workplace Workshop, Papua New Guinea

    09 August 2009,

    A workshop on gender equality in the workplace is held in Lamana Hotel in Port Moresby from 10 to 13 August 2009. The workshop was opened by Honorable Power Parkop, Member of the Parliament and Governor of the National Capital District. Participants include 6 from Vanuatu and 12 from PNG mainly from government organizations), employers’ and workers’ organizations, National Council of Women and other NGOs. Ms Johanne Lortie, ILO International Training Center in Turin, Italy is facilitating the workshop.

  8. Press release

    ILO to address workers’ vulnerabilities to HIV in Asia and the Pacific: 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)

    07 August 2009,

    The ILO is to host a series of events at the 9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), which opens this Sunday, 9 August, in Bali, Indonesia.

  9. News

    ILO mission to the Maldives

    23 July 2009,

    A multi-disciplinary ILO mission visited the Republic of the Maldives to discuss how the ILO can contribute to the development of labour market institutions and build up the capacity of the tripartite constituents – Government, employers’ and workers’ organizations – in the new member State.

  10. Press release

    Trade Unions briefed on Thai Government’s plan to expand social security

    17 July 2009,

    Trade union leaders met to learn about the Thai Government’s initiative to expand the coverage of a pension scheme for both the formal and informal sector workers and discussed about various aspects of social protection--challenges, strategies and standards. The seminar “Social Security Development in Thailand: Government Initiative and ILO Recommendations” was organized by the ILO in Bangkok on 13 July 2009.