News and articles


  1. Press release

    Meeting to improve work opportunities for disabled persons in Asia

    18 January 2006,

    The ILO facilitates six-country meeting in Bangkok focusing on improving legislation to promote training and employment opportunities for disabled persons in Asia.

  2. Press release

    The International Labour Office joins its voice in the concern raised over the arrests of Krm Sokha, Pa Nguon Teang and Yeng Virak

    06 January 2006, BANGKOK

    The ILO is deeply disturbed by the arrest of Cambodian human rights activists, some representing organizations which have been active partners with the ILO.


  1. Press release

    Working out of Disaster: the Asian Tsunami, one year later

    23 December 2005, LAMBADA LHOK

    The ILO documents the lives of those people affected by the 2004 Tsunami describing their efforts to get back to work quickly and rebuild their lives.

  2. Press release

    Thai tsunami victims unveil 'World's longest batik' to mark disaster anniversary

    15 December 2005,

    A group of Thai workers who lost their livelihoods in the 2004 Tsunami mark the first anniversary of the disaster by unveiling their own memorial - a 133 metre long hand-made batik chronicling what happened when the tsunami waves hit Khao Lak.

  3. Press release

    Cambodia's labour laws under review

    12 December 2005,

    A two-day international conference on possible revisions to Cambodia’s labour law is held in Phnom Penh.

  4. Press release

    Experts to review laws and guidelines to protect children against trafficking

    21 November 2005,

    Experts from seven countries in the region gather in Bangkok to review legal frameworks and law enforcement capacity in combating child trafficking and to develop child friendly guidelines for the care of children who survived trafficking.

  5. Press release

    ILO announces new dates for Asian Regional Meeting

    18 November 2005,

    The ILO Governing Body approves the holding of the 14th Asian Regional Meeting of the ILO in Busan, Republic of Korea.

  6. Press release

    ILO Project to fight child trafficking launches 'Good Practice' publication on eve of universal children's day

    18 November 2005, BANGKOK

    The ILO’s Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women announces the launch of a new publication highlighting the value of direct child participation in fighting human trafficking.

  7. Press release

    ILO helps Pakistan earthquake survivors find work and income

    08 November 2005, Islamabad

    The ILO is working hand-in-hand with local authorities to help people in some of the worst-affected areas after the Pakistan earthquake to rebuild their lives helping them finding work and income.

  8. Press release

    Asia clothing, textile producers doing "better than predicted", post- MFA

    11 October 2005,

    A new ILO report shows that many of Asia ’s textile and clothing exporting countries are coping with the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) better than had been predicted.