News and Press releases

2017

  1. Youth Employment Strategy

    The Government of Balochistan to develop Youth Employment Strategy in collaboration with Prime Minister’s Youth Programme and ILO

    29 November 2017, Quetta, Pakistan

    The ILO will support the Government of Balochistan and Prime Ministers’ Youth Programme (PMYP) in organizing a consultative workshop on Youth Employment Framework in Quetta. This is part of a series of consultations across the country aimed at devising consensus based strategies for youth employment and empowerment.

  2. Press release

    Immigrant workers do contribute significantly to Thailand’s economy, says new ILO-OECD Development Centre report

    29 November 2017,

    A joint report by the OECD Development Centre and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), How Immigrants contribute to Thailand’s economy, demonstrates the contribution of migrant workers and makes recommendations regarding the enhancement of this contribution.

  3. Occupational Safety and Health

    Advancing Pakistan’s occupational safety and health legislation through social dialogue

    28 November 2017, Bhurban, Pakistan

    The ILO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development organized a two-day National Tripartite Consultation on OSH in the mining sector. The Consultation took stock of the OSH situation in the mining sector, raised awareness on the sub optimal working conditions, mapped possible solutions for improvement and identified roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in promoting a preventive safety and health culture.

  4. National Tripartite Consultation

    Consensus emerges to escalate efforts for improved OSH conditions of Pakistan’s mine workers

    27 November 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The ILO, in cooperation with the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development organized a two-day National Tripartite Consultation on OSH in the mining sector. The Consultation took stock of the OSH situation in the mining sector, raised awareness on the sub optimal working conditions, mapped possible solutions for improvement and identified roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in promoting a preventive safety and health culture.

  5. News

    Agro-Forestry development is on the move

    24 November 2017, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The ERA Agro-Forestry project organized its Inception Workshop for presentation of the progress achieved during the first 5 months of implementation.

  6. News

    Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprise in Timor-Leste

    23 November 2017, Dili, Timor-Leste

    FThe International Labour Office together with Chamber of Commerce and Industry Timor-Leste (CCI-TL) lunched the Enabling Environment for Sustainable Enterprises in Timor-Leste (EESE) Report and Policy Framework of the CCI-TL on 22 November 2017.

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    Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017

    Weak recovery in youth labour markets demands a sweeping response

    20 November 2017,

    Despite a significant fall in youth unemployment since the height of the economic crisis in 2009, persistent unemployment and a lack of quality job opportunities continue to hamper young people’s quest for decent work.

  8. News

    R4D celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2017

    20 November 2017, Dili, Timor-Leste

    Four awards were presented during the commemoration of the Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2017 in Timor-Leste for local contractors who have shown leadership in promoting women's socio-economic empowerment in the rural roads programme in Timor-Leste.

  9. Partnering for safe and fair migration

    EU, ILO and UN Women join forces to realize women migrant workers’ rights and opportunities in the ASEAN region

    17 November 2017,

    The European Union (EU), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN Women launched a new joint programme to address women migrant workers’ vulnerabilities to violence, trafficking and labour exploitation.

  10. News

    Commitments made to reduce high youth unemployment in Marshall Islands

    16 November 2017,

    Launch of the Republic of Marshall Islands National Action Plan on Youth Employment (2017-2019)