News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    Textile exporting units in Faisalabad trained on compliance with Labour Standards

    09 December 2015, Faisalabad, Pakistan

    From 8-22 December 2015, the ILO in collaboration with the Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) and Oxfam-Novib will run a series of seminars covering eight thematic areas on International Labour Standards. The seminars target management and workers in 12 textile exporting industrial units in Faisalabad with the objective of raising awareness on and enhancing compliance with labour standards and labour laws in the textile sector of Pakistan.

  2. News

    ILO Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project comes to a close

    08 December 2015,

    The contribution of the International Labour Organization’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Reform Project to establishing a stronger skills development system in Bangladesh was recognized at a closing ceremony for the initiative held in Dhaka 7 December 2015.

  3. Youth employment

    ILO signed a cooperation agreement with Renmin University

    03 December 2015,

    In a recent UN-wide Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth, ILO will take the lead to scale up action on youth employment for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

  4. Press release

    Commemoration of the International Day for Persons with Disabilities: Enhancing the inclusivity of people with disabilities in companies

    01 December 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

    People with disabilities are recognized as among the most vulnerable groups in Indonesia, facing discrimination in access to such as education, skills training and, employment. Compared to non-disabled persons, they experience higher rates of unemployment and economic inactivity and are at greater risk of insufficient social protection that is a key to reducing extreme poverty.

  5. Media advisory

    Assessing the economic contribution of labour immigration in Nepal

    27 November 2015, Kathmandu, Nepal

    The national consultation seminar is jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  6. Press release

    New Report says successful ASEAN integration requires social protection

    25 November 2015, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Social protection is one of the key elements of the successful integration of the ASEAN Community, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  7. News

    Five SCORE companies received 2015 Parama Karya Award from President Joko Widodo

    24 November 2015,

    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) awarded the 2015 Parama Karya to five SCORE participating small and medium-sized enterprises: UD Kreasi Lutvi from North Sumatra, UD Pelangi Indonesia from East Java, PT Mega Global Food Industry from East Java, PT Lambang Jaya from Lampung and CV Batik 16 from Semarang.

  8. Press release

    Government reaffirms its commitment to eradicate child and bonded labour from Balochistan

    24 November 2015, Quetta, Pakistan

    During a one day high level consultative meeting on Child and Bonded Labour held on 24th November 2015, the Government of Baluchistan re-affirmed its commitment to address the challenge and called on stakeholders to work closely together.

  9. Press release

    Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry receives accreditation

    22 November 2015,

    CO-DHAKA (News) - The ILO-supported Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry has received accreditation from the Bangladesh Technical Education Board.

  10. Community development

    Decent Work, not Hard Work

    21 November 2015, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

    Semau Island is one of the areas in Kupang district, East Nusa Tenggara, known for its chronic food insecurity based on the government’s food security and vulnerability assessment released in 2010. To assist the island overcoming its food insecurity, the ILO through its Decent Work for Food Security Project facilitated a technical training on seaweed cultivation.