News and Press releases


  1. News item

    Sri Lankan government pledges to combat human trafficking

    02 August 2018,

    The ILO project “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP) funded by the US Department of States, Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) organised an awareness raising march to mark the “World day against Trafficking in Persons”, 30 July 2018.

  2. Skills development

    Improving practical skills of job seekers through apprenticeship

    01 August 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Apprenticeship programme is designed to help job seekers gain hands-on experience within an industry and to learn new practical skills while earning a qualification. The ILO and its partners are now piloting the quality apprenticeship program to support the government’s national apprenticeship programme.

  3. Labour Law Reform

    Preventing and solving labour disputes through community forums

    29 July 2018,

    Labour disputes and strikes are often triggered by the lack of awareness of the law, lack of dialogue between employers and workers or by ambiguous and misleading regulations. Through community forums, the ILO is promoting the prevention and smooth resolution of disputes as a way to strengthen industrial relations and economic growth in Myanmar.

  4. © Steve McCurry 2018


    Labour rights: The means to tackle human trafficking

    27 July 2018,

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the regional director for the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Asia and the Pacific. The ILO currently has nine programmes against forced labour and human trafficking worldwide, four of them are in Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Press release

    New ILO-SPREP partnership to promote green jobs as a driver of sustainable development in the Pacific

    26 July 2018,

  6. Fair recruitment

    New online portal help Overseas Filipino Workers rate recruiters

    25 July 2018, Manila, Philippines

    Workers organizations and trade unions in the Philippines will launch a new web platform, to help protect migrant workers from abusive employment practices through user reviews of recruitment agencies.

  7. OSH Campaign

    Reinvigorating Indonesian OSH programmes by keeping young workers safe

    22 July 2018, Da Nang, Viet Nam

    Indonesia continues to reinvigorate its occupational safety and health (OSH). Indonesian representatives participated in the ILO’s regional training course to strengthen the implementation of its OSH programmes by providing more OSH protection to young workers.

  8. Applying the G20 Training Strategy in Viet Nam (Phase 2)

    Social partners discuss sectoral Skills governance strategies in Viet Nam

    20 July 2018, Da Nang, Viet Nam

    The G20 Training Strategy project aims to enhance the relevance of education and training outcomes to labour market demands and to build the capacity of those engaged on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) through assisting the constituents to develop or improve their systems of national and sectoral Skills governance.

  9. News

    Providing better care and access to education for children of Indonesian migrant workers

    18 July 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Parent-child separation is one of the adverse impacts of labour migration, affecting child’s physical, cognitive, mental and emotional well-being. A community parenting programme established by the Indonesian government provides access to high-quality, affordable care and education services for migrant workers’ children while they have to work overseas.

  10. News

    Indonesia intensified efforts to combat labour exploitation and trafficking at sea

    16 July 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO hosted a national consultation to strengthen regional coordination in combating labour exploitation and trafficking of fishers. The join collaboration is crucial considering the high number of migrant fishers that need to be addressed by multi-countries.