News and articles


  1. Press release

    Migrant Lao children - whereabouts unknown

    15 October 2004,

    Preliminary results of an ILO-supported survey released by the Government of the Lao PDR have found that a large proportion of young Lao migrants have lost contact with their families during the last three years and it’s feared many have become the victims of human traffickers.

  2. Press release

    Mekong children offer governments comprehensive action plan to fight human trafficking

    15 October 2004,

    Government officials from five Mekong countries hold dialogue with young delegates and accept first Mekong Children’s Agenda for Action on Human Trafficking.

  3. Press release

    China's entrepreneurs to get safety and health training

    27 September 2004,

    A two-day workshop organized by the ILO is held in Inner-Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, focusing on finding low-cost, easy-to-apply ways of improving safety and health at work.

  4. Press release

    Mongolia's small businesses to get safety and health training

    21 September 2004,

    Low-cost and easy-to-implement ways to improve safety and health in the workplace is the focus at an international workshop organized by the ILO and the Mongolian Employers’ Federation (MONEF).

  5. Press release

    China international forum on work safety focuses on most dangerous work

    30 August 2004,

    The International Forum on Work Safety in Beijing focuses on cutting the number of deaths and accidents in the most hazardous sectors such as the mining, construction and chemical industries.

  6. Press release

    Media Advisory: ILO to publish first global survey of economic insecurity

    26 August 2004, GENEVE

    A new ILO study covering 90 countries world wide reveals that the vast majority of the global workforce today lives in a world marked by economic uncertainty and insecurity over the future.

  7. Press release

    New safety and health training targets construction workers

    24 August 2004,

    A three-day workshop based on ILO's Work Improvement in Small Construction Sites (WISCON scheme) is held in Mongolia to improve the safety and health of Mongolian construction workers.

  8. Press release

    Korean Government funds workshop to improve safety and health for Viet Nam coal miners

    24 August 2004,

    A workshop funded by the Korean Government and organized by the ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) is taking place in Viet Nam taking important steps towards creating safer working conditions for Viet Nam’s coal miners.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.