News and Press releases


  1. Press release

    Pakistan and ILO’s Fair Recruitment Initiative

    11 October 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The ILO is embarking on a project funded by the European Union on ‘Fair Recruitment practices’ - “Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration or REFRAME. In this regard, a national consultation was held in Islamabad on 11th October 2017 to identify the challenges and priorities for action and implementation modalities of this new project

  2. Press release

    Technical consultations on draft labour laws of Balochistan

    11 October 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    With the technical support of the ILO, the Directorate General of Labour Welfare Balochistan (DGLW) convened a technical consultation/ social dialogue meeting with tripartite plus stakeholders to gather on the draft labour laws of Baluchistan. This is part of the ongoing legislative development process following devolution in 2010.

  3. © AFP China Xtra 2017

    World Employment and Social Outlook: Sustainable Enterprises and Jobs

    Sluggish SME development hurts jobs and the economy, ILO says

    09 October 2017,

    Investing in workers and innovation, and boosting trade and social dialogue are key to stemming rising global unemployment, the latest edition of the ILO's flagship report shows.

  4. Press Release

    ILO and the Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen Pacific labour market information systems

    08 October 2017, Suva, Fiji

    Both institutions signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Pacific.

  5. Press release

    ILO’s Ship to Shore Rights Project in Songkla commits to decent work in Thai fishing and seafood sector

    06 October 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

  6. Press release

    ILO to launch a series of short videos on domestic workers: “We have the same right” campaign

    27 September 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia

    A campaign to improve the working conditions of domestic workers in Indonesia titled “We Have the Same Right: Seven Stories of Domestic Workers” by reaching out to their employers and the public at large will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Jakarta.

  7. Labour Inspectors' Training Program

    Ninth cohort of National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program completed

    20 September 2017, Muzaffarabad, Pakistan

    The ninth cohort of the National Labour Inspectors’ Training Program took place in Muzaffarabad from 19-21 October, 2017 for the labour inspection staff from AJK, ICT and GB . This training was organised under the Dutch funded project on Strengthening Labour Inspection in Pakistan (SLISP).

  8. Modern slavery and child labour

    40 million in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world

    19 September 2017,

    New data reveal that the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal Target 8.7, will not be achieved unless efforts to fight modern slavery and child labour are dramatically increased.

  9. Article

    How Decent Work and climate resilience grow together

    18 September 2017, Bangkok, Thailand

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  10. Disaster preparedness

    Protecting Jobs, Enterprises and Livelihoods in the Pacific

    17 September 2017, Nadi, Fiji

    The ILO Bureau for Employers Activities (ACTEMP) is currently developing a ‘toolkit’ to support Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) in disaster preparedness, and an employers’ resource pack for employers’ organisation to support their members enterprise in preparing and responding to disaster.