News and articles


  1. Press release

    Social security gap to be reviewed 80 per cent of Thais lack social security; ILO recommends ways to extend protection

    03 December 2004,

    A new survey carried out by the ILO and the Thai government indicates that some 51 million Thais, or 80 per cent of the population, still lack social security coverage.

  2. Press release

    International meeting looks for new strategies to manage labour migration

    29 November 2004,

    A four-country meeting organized by the ILO focuses on strategies to ensure that migration of people in search of work serves as a force for growth and development rather than opportuninties for human rights violations.

  3. Press release

    ILO Director-General on official visit to India

    24 November 2004, NEW DELHI

    The ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia is visiting India for high level discussions with the government and representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations.

  4. Press release

    Safety and health for homeworkers to be reviewed

    22 November 2004,

    A two day workshop with focus on the ILO’s WISH (Work Improvement for Safe Home) training programme is being held in Bangkok with the aim to improve occupational safety and health for Thailand ’s homeworkers.

  5. Press release

    International experts to look at ways to improve Asian working, employment conditions

    29 October 2004,

    Experts and professionals specialising in working conditions and occupational safety and health is meeting in Korea to discuss ways of improving grassroots work and employment conditions in Asia.

  6. Press release

    Experts assess progress in improving Cambodian home workers safety and health

    26 October 2004,

    ILO experts goes to Cambodia to review the progress of the occupational safety and health trainers who has graduated from the ILO’s WISH (Work Improvement for Safe Home) training programme.

  7. Press release

    Small coal mine operators in Hunan to get special safety training

    18 October 2004, BEIJING

    A comprehensive training programme to improve safety and health standards in privately-owned small coal mines in Hunan, China, is being implemented with the assistance of ILO specialist.

  8. Press release

    Migrant Lao children - whereabouts unknown

    15 October 2004,

    Preliminary results of an ILO-supported survey released by the Government of the Lao PDR have found that a large proportion of young Lao migrants have lost contact with their families during the last three years and it’s feared many have become the victims of human traffickers.

  9. Press release

    Mekong children offer governments comprehensive action plan to fight human trafficking

    15 October 2004,

    Government officials from five Mekong countries hold dialogue with young delegates and accept first Mekong Children’s Agenda for Action on Human Trafficking.

  10. Press release

    China's entrepreneurs to get safety and health training

    27 September 2004,

    A two-day workshop organized by the ILO is held in Inner-Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, focusing on finding low-cost, easy-to-apply ways of improving safety and health at work.