News and articles


  1. Press release

    New ratification opens the way for ILO Convention on seafarers' ID card

    18 August 2004, GENEVE

    The ILO Convention No. 185, designed to create a new biometric identity verification system for the world’s 1.2 million maritime workers has received sufficient ratifications to go into force.

  2. Press release

    Youth unemployment at all time high

    11 August 2004, BANGKOK

    A new ILO study shows that youth unemployment has skyrocketed both in Asia and worldwide over the past decade, making up nearly half the world’s jobless of whom 38 million are in the Asian region.

  3. Press release

    Cambodia's home workers to receive special safety training

    05 August 2004,

    A four-day workshop with focus on the ILO’s WISH (Work Improvement for Safe Home) training programme is being held in Cambodia with the aim to improve occupational safety and health for Cambodia ’s homeworkers.

  4. Press release

    Asian Cup shows Red Card to Child Labour

    03 August 2004,

    The “Red Card to Child Labour” campaign uses the half-time display during the China vs. Iran semi-final to get over the message that child labour is unacceptable.

  5. Press release

    Work starts on 1st National Plan for Occupational Safety and Health in Laos

    27 July 2004,

    ILO experts, Lao Government officials, trade union and employer representatives are meeting in a National Tripartite Workshop to start working on the Lao PDR’s first national programme for Occupational Safety and Health.

  6. Press release

    Leaders call for intensified effort against HIV/AIDS in the world of work

    15 July 2004, BANGKOK

    Business, labour and government leaders, meeting at International AIDS Conference's Leadership Forum, calls for increased resources and commitment to fight HIV/AIDS in the workplace.

  7. Press release

    First global analysis of HIV/AIDS impact on the world of work

    12 July 2004, BANGKOK

    A new ILO report and the first global analysis of HIV/AIDS impact on the world of work estimates that 5 million people of working age in Asia are infected with HIV and that more than 10 million will be lost to Asian labour force by 2010.

  8. Press release

    ILO Conclusions on Myanmar Regarding Forced Labour

    18 June 2004,

    The ILO Committee on the Application of Standards presents it's conclusions concerning the question of the observance by the Government of Myanmar of the Forced Labour Convention 1930 (Convention 29).

  9. Press release

    ILO adopts plan to give 25 million Asian migrant workers a fair deal

    17 June 2004, BANGKOK

    The ILO annual Conference has adopted a new plan designed to provide a fair deal for Asias 25 million migrant workers.

  10. Press release

    ILO conference moves to improve safety, working conditions in fishing sector

    16 June 2004, BANGKOK

    The ILO annual Conference takes a significant step toward improving the work and safety conditions of some 29 million people from Asia Pacific who work in one of the world’s most dangerous industries, the fishing sector.