News and articles


  1. Skills for Prosperity South-East Asia Programme

    Workshop paves way for further developing Malaysia’s workforce with the right mix of skills

    05 March 2021,

    Current and future skills needs for construction and food processing industries discussed at ILO online gathering

  2. Labour market

    COVID-19 widens existing gender inequalities, creates new gaps in Viet Nam

    04 March 2021,

    A new research brief by ILO Viet Nam calls for a change in the mindset of every woman, and man to influence their economic behaviour and achieve gender equality in the labour market.

  3. News

    Indonesia enhances its human resources for more effective social security programmes

    02 March 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Since the reform of national social security system in 2004, Indonesia has continued to improving its social security system. With support from the ILO, the country is enhancing its human resources’ capacities to run the system more effectively and to ensure the protection of its people.

  4. Press release

    Cambodia boosts youth entrepreneurship through vocational trainings

    01 March 2021,

    The ILO and Cambodia’s Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training collaborated on a three-day workshop integrating entrepreneurship skills in vocational curriculums to empower young Cambodians’ careers.

  5. Press release

    International Labour Standards Training for Pakistani Labour and Industrial Relations Court Judges

    01 March 2021, Islamabad, Pakistan

    “As dispute settlement managers, labour court judges should wear a human rights cap while adjudicating cases and make full use of the whole corpus of guarantees and rights articulated in the country’s constitution, national, international and case laws”- Honourable Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

  6. Labour inspection

    Government introduces new workplace safety and registration protocols

    28 February 2021, Dhaka

    Labour inspectorate launches four essential protocols aimed at improving industrial safety and inspections

  7. Skills for Prosperity Programme in Indonesia

    Webinar sheds light on gender disparity in seafaring employment

    27 February 2021,

    ILO programme works with Indonesia polytechnic to improve working conditions for female seafarers

  8. Informal economy

    Informal sectors of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu key to COVID-19 economic recovery

    26 February 2021, Nadi, Fiji

  9. © Marvin Meyer 2021

    World Employment and Social Outlook 2021

    Rapid growth of digital economy calls for coherent policy response

    23 February 2021,

    The growth of digital labour platforms is presenting opportunities and challenges for workers and businesses and a need for international policy dialogue.

  10. Press release

    Income support to help 17,000 garment workers in Lao PDR hit by COVID-19

    23 February 2021,

    The Lao Social Security Organization (LSSO) today announced that one-time cash transfers totalling US$ 1.8 million would help mitigate workers’ lost income and support business continuity while reducing employers’ staff turnover costs.