News and articles


  1. ILO Convention No. 144

    Singapore ratifies ILO Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards) Convention, 1976 (No. 144)

    04 October 2010,

    The ILO Director-General welcomed the ratification of "this important governance instrument by the Government of Singapore which underpins practices in the area of tripartism and social dialogue in respect of international labour standards and labour legislation."

  2. Press release

    ILO welcomes landmark agreement in Cambodia’s garment industry

    30 September 2010,

    ILO News (Bangkok): The International Labour Organization (ILO) has welcomed the landmark agreement reached by Cambodia’s garment sector unions and manufacturers, to improve relations in the industry.

  3. Press release

    ILO Social dialogue on informal economy and decent work

    28 September 2010,

    Despite the decline in unemployment and poverty in Indonesia, the number of workers in the informal economy increased by about 2 million between August 2008 and February 2009 as a consequence of the recent global financial and economic crisis.

  4. Press release

    The Inauguration of "Decent Work and Tripartism" ceramic road for Hanoi 1,000 years

    24 September 2010,

    The Viet Nam's Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs; Viet Nam General Confederation of Labour; Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Viet Nam Cooperatives Alliance and the International Labour Organization (ILO) inaugurated the mural on “Decent Work and Tripartism” of the Ceramic Road and presented it to the Hanoi People’s Committee on 24 September 2010.

  5. Press release

    Asia Pacific Regional Workshop Entrepreneurship Education: “Improve quality and impact of youth entrepreneurship training”

    20 September 2010,

    Latest ILO data indicates that 190.2 million people were unemployed across the globe in 2008, of which 75.9 million were aged between 15 and 24.

  6. Press release

    Irish Aid and Ministry of Economy and Development: a new partnership for private sector development in Timor-Leste

    20 September 2010,

    The Timorese Government attaches great importance to developing a vibrant private sector. In particular, the Ministry of Economy and Development (MED) acknowledges that Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) are the engine for sustainable development and employment creation and is committed to tackle the constraints hampering their consolidation and growth.

  7. Press release

    ILO to launch region’s first Disability Championship Programme in Thailand

    02 September 2010, BANGKOK

    The media are invited to attend the Disability Championship Programme launch. Representatives and specialists from the ILO, disabled peoples’ organizations and trade unions will be available for interview. The event will take place on Friday 3 September,9:00-12:00 hrs. at the Thai Labour Museum, 503/20 Nikhom Makkasan Road, Rachatewi, Bangkok, Tel. 02 251 3173.

  8. Press release

    ILO Forum on Green Jobs for a Better Life, Shanghai World EXPO

    26 August 2010, BANGKOK

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), together with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS), All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) and China Enterprises Confederation (CEC), organized a Forum on Green Jobs for a Better Life at the UN Pavilion of the Shanghai EXPO on 26 August 2010.

  9. Press release

    Youth unemployment at highest recorded level - ILO report; 36 million Asia Pacific young people unemployed – A possible “Lost generation”

    12 August 2010,

    The global unemployment rate for young people has risen to its highest recorded level, and is expected to continue increasing until the end of 2010, a new report issued by the International Labour Organization (ILO) says.

  10. Press release

    Nias moving towards sustainable development: Government of Indonesia launches strategic reconstruction projects

    30 July 2010,

    The Government of Indonesia launched three strategic projects on Nias Islands of North Sumatra Province as part of its Nias Continuation of Post-tsunami Reconstruction to 2012 Programme.