News and articles


  1. News update

    ILO-led National Cooperative Policy of Sri Lanka

    17 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes cabinet approval received for the National Policy on Cooperatives.

  2. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    ILO: Future of work strategies in Asia-Pacific should focus more on people than technologies

    16 September 2019,

    While planning for technological advancement takes top priority in national growth strategies across Asia-Pacific, ILO report highlights gaps in country policy responses to support people through future of work transitions.

  3. Network of Champions

    ILO builds momentum for women empowerment in India's Public Enterprises

    12 September 2019, New Delhi, India

    Against the backdrop of weak labour force participation of women in India, ILO supported the development of a network of champions to promote women's leadership in the country’s public enterprises.

  4. News

    International Day for South-South Cooperation

    12 September 2019,

    The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).

  5. Press release

    ILO and UNFCCC conducts Asia-Pacific region workshop on climate change responses and transition to decent work

    11 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) along with the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) organized an Asia-Pacific region workshop to discuss maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative impacts of implementing climate change response measures.

  6. News

    How technology can provide greater opportunities for people with disabilities

    09 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    New technology can be an opportunity or a challenge for people with disabilities. An interactive discussion conducted by the ILO and its social partners explored possibilities offered by the technology in providing an equal employment opportunity.

  7. Development cooperation

    ILO and Fast Retailing group join forces to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia

    04 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Japanese apparel retail holding company Fast Retailing have signed a US$1.8 million partnership agreement supporting an ILO led programme to promote employment and social protection in Indonesia.

  8. Job & Innovation Fair for Diversability 2019

    Opening doors to employment for people with disabilities

    02 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO in collaboration with relevant partners, Diffago, Dare Foundation and Atma Jaya Catholic University, conducted a two-day inclusive job fair. The job fair connects companies with job seekers with disabilities as a means to promote inclusive workplaces.

  9. News

    ILO’s message for the 14th National Festival of “Superior Cooperatives” in Iran

    01 September 2019,

    ILO Cooperatives Unit Manager sent a video message to the 14th National Festival of “Superior Cooperatives” organized by the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare in Tehran, Iran.

  10. News

    Our Future of Work: Green Jobs for Climate Action - A dialogue with youth in Thailand

    29 August 2019,

    Ahead of the Youth Climate Summit leading up to UN Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit 2019, the ILO and the Environmental Research Institute of Chulalongkorn University hosted a dialogue bringing youth to discuss a just transition to a greener world of work.