News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO launches Occupational Safety and Health trainings for Small and Medium Enterprises in Pakistan

    25 June 2019, Peshawar, Pakistan

    ILO using Work Improvements in Small Enterprises (WISE) methodology, arranged customized trainings on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) for workers and managers of textile and marble enterprises in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

  2. Child labour

    Vanuatu ratifies the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)

    24 June 2019,

    Vanuatu has now ratified all of the 8 ILO Fundamental Conventions

  3. 108th International Labour Conference

    New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019,

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

  4. Informal Economy

    Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019, ILO Geneva

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  5. International Labour Conference

    Viet Nam pledges to fulfil ILO membership obligations

    20 June 2019,

    Viet Nam fully supports ILO Centenary Declaration which the Conference is expected to adopt.

  6. Day 10: 108th International Labour Conference

    Marshall Islands, Belgium, highlight climate threats, technological change

    20 June 2019,

    More than thirty world leaders have addressed the two-week International Labour Conference, which this year marks the Centenary of the ILO. They expressed support for the ILO’s social justice mandate and called for global action for a just future of work.

  7. Labour law reform

    Retirement age, overtime top lawmakers’ discussion on revised Labour Code

    19 June 2019,

    The draft revised Labour Code was brought to the National Assembly for discussion and is expected to get the green light from lawmakers in the next sitting in October 2019.

  8. News update

    Launch of a Girl Guide Badge on Preventing Child Labour

    19 June 2019,

    Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA), in partnership with the ILO in Sri Lanka and Maldives, launched a new badge on preventing Child Labour to mark World Day Against Child Labour last week.

  9. Development and cooperation

    Malaysia to adopt a Decent Work Country Programme

    19 June 2019,

    Malaysia‘s first Decent Work Country Programme for 2019-2025 sets to promote Decent Work for sustainable development and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  10. News update

    ILO hosts tour of the Qatar Visa Center in Sri Lanka

    18 June 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    ILO brought together a broad range of migration stakeholders in Sri Lanka to discuss progress on ensuring fair recruitment for migrant workers through the Qatar Visa Center (QVC) in Colombo. The ILO is providing technical advice on the development of the Colombo QVC which aim to make the recruitment and deployment procedures faster and more transparent for both migrant workers and employers in Qatar, as well as eliminate contract deception.