News and articles


  1. Press release

    Afghanistan adopts first ever Decent Work Country Programme

    17 July 2010,

    Afghanistan’s first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) has been signed during a ceremony at the MoLSAMD (Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled).

  2. Press release

    A Photo Exhibition on the World of Work in Indonesia: A Reflection and Looking Forward - Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Indonesian Membership of the ILO

    08 July 2010,

    This year Indonesia is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its membership to the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations’ specialised agency that was established in 1919 that promotes social justice and labour rights to achieve decent work for women and men in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  3. Press release

    ILO and ACFTU join hands to strengthen workers’ education, promote gender equality and decent work

    08 July 2010,

    (ILO News, Shanghai) - The ILO and the All China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) joined hands in promoting gender equality and decent work through strengthening workers’ education and social dialogue, at a workshop held at the UN pavilion in Shanghai World EXPO on 8 July 2010.

  4. Press release

    President of Switzerland to launch new project helping SME ’s become more competitive, sustainable and responsible

    06 July 2010,

    JAKARTA (ILO NEWS) - The President of the Swiss Confederation, H.E. Mdm. Doris Leuthard will attend the signing ceremony of the Joint Commitment on Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises (SCORE) in Jakarta, on Tuesday 6 July, 2010.

  5. Press release

    Launch of the report “Labour and social trends in Viet Nam 2009/10"

    23 June 2010, BANGKOK

    This report was launched on 23 June 2010 at Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

  6. Press release

    Spotlight falls on decent work in Pacific Island States

    18 June 2010,

    Progress towards building a sustainable future and implementing decent work for countries in the Pacific was highlighted at a special event held during the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

  7. Press release

    Timor-Leste to receive funding for social security development from Brazil: South-South cooperation project worth more than $500,000

    16 June 2010,

    The agreement was signed at a ceremony held during the International Labour Conference (ILC), in Geneva. The ILC is the annual meeting of the 183 member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) the UN agency dealing with work and workplace issues.

  8. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010,

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".

  9. Labour and Social Trends in ASEAN 2010

    ASEAN’S strong recovery faces challenges, says ILO report, Productivity, skills, job quality critical

    20 May 2010,

    ASEAN countries have rebounded remarkably from the global economic crisis and many are recording pre-crisis economic growth levels but they face key challenges, including rebalancing growth, improving workforce skills, rebuilding employment and – critically – accelerating productivity to compete with India and China, according to a new ILO report.

  10. News

    New ILO report assesses Labour and Social Trends, Crisis recovery, Future Challenges for Asean Economies

    14 May 2010,

    A new report on labour and social trends in the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be released by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday 21st May. The report has been prepared for participants attending the 2nd ASEAN Human Resource Conference, being held in Hanoi on Tuesday 25th May.