News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO Strategists Chart New Ways to Combat Child Labour

    16 October 2000, BANGKOK and DHAKA

    New ILO strategies to combat child labour will be the focus at a regional meeting attended by experts from 16 countries.

  2. Press release

    Rooting Out the Worst Forms of Child Labour

    15 September 2000, BANGKOK

    Governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions is taking the approach of rooting out the worst forms of child labour first, by adopting the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182).

  3. Press release

    Rayong Workshop Aims to Reduce Grim Toll

    04 July 2000, BANGKOK

    Senior officials of the ILO and Thailand’s Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare open a three-day workshop in Rayong to identify "safeguards and safe practices" to reduce work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths.

  4. Press release

    Ninety per cent of World Excluded from Old Age Pension Schemes

    28 April 2000, BANGKOK

    The ILO estimates in new publication that some 90 per cent of the world's working-age population is not covered by pension schemes capable of providing adequate retirement income.

  5. Press release

    Thais Mobilize to Combat the Worst Forms of Child Labour

    20 April 2000, BANGKOK

    The ILO brings together hundreds of specialists in a national workshop to determine what steps Thailand must take to eliminate the worst forms of child labour and to ratify the ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention (No. 182).

  6. Press release

    Indonesia's President Wahid joins ILO Battle Against Child Labour

    08 March 2000, BANGKOK and JAKARTA

    Indonesia becomes first Asian country to ratify the Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) and the first to ratify all eight core labour standards.

  7. Press release

    ILO/Japan Asian Regional High-Level Meeting on Child Labour

    03 March 2000, JAKARTA and BANGKOK

    High-level policy makers from 15 Asian States meet to determine what further urgent steps need to be taken to halt the worst forms of child labour.

  8. Press release

    ILO Director-General Calls for Policies with a Caring Eye

    15 February 2000, BANGKOK

    The ILO Director-General addresses 3000 UNCTAD delegates calling for policies better meeting people’s fundamental needs.


  1. Press release

    The lessons of the Chiang Mai factory explosion

    23 December 1999, BANGKOK

    Representatives of Thai Government ministries, employers, workers and the ILO come together to learn for the future from the Chiang Mai factory explosion.

  2. Press release

    Building fundamental principles and rights at work into "Fairer societies in the Asian region"

    07 December 1999, PHNOM PENH

    Representatives of more than 20 Asian countries gather to tackle issues as freedom of association and abolishing forced labour, discrimination and child labour - and to begin constructing a new foundation for "fairer societies" in the region.