News and articles


  1. Press release

    World day against child labour, 12 June; Give girls a chance: End child labour

    05 June 2009,

    BANGKOK (ILO News) – The annual World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June will be marked by events in more than 60 countries around the world, including at least nine in Asia and the Pacific, amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic crisis on child labour and in particular on girls.

  2. Press release

    Japan marks 35 years of support for ILO

    05 June 2009,

    An exhibition to mark the 35th anniversary of the Japanese Government’s support for the ILO will be held at the ILO’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 9-30 June.

  3. Press release

    ILO Issues revised global unemployment projections; Unemployment in Asia Pacific could top 100 million people

    28 May 2009,

    The number of people unemployed in 2009 could increase by between 29.4 million and 58.8 million people globally, and between 9 and 26.3 million in Asia Pacific, compared to 2007. That’s according to new projections from the ILO, the United Nations agency that deals with work and workplace issues.

  4. Press release

    Republic of Maldives joins the ILO

    20 May 2009,

    The Republic of Maldives has become the 183rd member State of the ILO, the United Nations agency that deals with work and workplace issues.

  5. Press release

    ILO signs US$ 700,000 partnership agreement with Korean Government

    30 April 2009,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea will sign a US$700,000 partnership agreement later today, funding ILO work in more than 15 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Press release

    ILO marks 90 years of working for social justice highlighting decent work and fair globalization

    24 April 2009,

    Cambodia will mark the ILO’s 90th anniversary on the 27th and 28th of April under the theme “ILO: Partner in the Development of Cambodia”. Cambodia’s chosen topic compliments the global theme”ILO - 90 years of working for social justice”.

  7. Press release

    Bangkok, 23rd April: celebrations to mark the ILO’s 90th Anniversary kicked-off

    24 April 2009,

    ILO marks 90 years of work with events across Asia Pacific highlighting decent work and fair globalization.

  8. Press release

    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declares April 21 to May 1 'ILO Week'

    17 April 2009,

    President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared April 21 to May 1, 2009 as International Labor Organization (ILO) Week.

  9. Press release

    ILO celebrates 90 years of campaigning for social justice with high-level Bangkok event

    16 April 2009,

    The ILO will mark its 90th anniversary with a world-wide series of activities, including a high-level event with the Thai Prime Minister in Bangkok, the ILO’s headquarters in Asia and the Pacific.

  10. Press release

    Aging workforce threatens Thailand's productivity and development, says ILO report

    13 April 2009,

    This study is released to coincide with Thailand's National Day for Older Persons on April 13.