News and articles


  1. Domestic Workers' Day

    An aging Asia increases the demand for domestic workers. But what about their rights?

    16 June 2019,

    Mr. Nilim Baruah, International Labour Organization’s Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia.

  2. South South Cooperation

    ILO and All China Federation of Trade Unions join forces to implement decent work in Asia Pacific

    15 June 2019, ILO Geneva

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) signed today a cooperation agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to enhance the institutional capacities of trade unions in Asia and the Pacific.

  3. International labour standards

    ILO welcomes Viet Nam's vote to ratify ILO fundamental convention on collective bargaining

    14 June 2019,

    All of the deputies present at the National Assembly session on 14 June voted yes to the ratification of ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining.

  4. Fair recruitment

    Philippines, Hong Kong agencies ink fair recruitment code

    14 June 2019, Hong Kong

    Two of the biggest employment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines signed a Code of Conduct to promote fair recruitment of domestic workers. The Code, based on the International Labour Organization’s guidelines, is a milestone agreement as the world marks the International Domestic Workers’ Day on 16 June.

  5. News

    Learning OSH in a fun and creative way with OSHNopoly

    14 June 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO promote a fun and creative way to learn about concept and practical information on occupational safety and health (OSH) through a board game named OSHNopoly. ILO Jakarta Office is to launch the Indonesian version of the game.

  6. 108th International Labour Conference - ASPAG ministerial meeting

    Asia-Pacific and Arab States labour ministers: Harness opportunities of the future, for decent work for all

    13 June 2019,

    Asia Pacific Group (ASPAG) labour ministers met on sidelines of the Centenary session of the International Labour Conference to exchange ideas on generating Decent Work for sustainable development in the wider Asia Pacific region.

  7. Press release

    Children should work on their dreams, not on fields !

    12 June 2019,

    World Day Against Child Labour is marked on 12 June. Its theme in 2019 is children should work on their dreams, not on fields.

  8. Occupational Safety and Health

    Singapore ratifies the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155)

    12 June 2019,

    Singapore becomes the 68th ILO Member State to have ratified this key occupational safety and health instrument.

  9. Op-Ed for World Day Against Child Labour 2019

    “To be a child is to be a dreamer”

    12 June 2019,

    Not be breadwinners or burdened with adult responsibility. An opinion editorial by Ms Simrin Singh, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

  10. Press release

    Delegates affirm the central role of business in driving progress on human rights and inclusive growth in Asia

    12 June 2019,

    A conference discusses the place of government, business and civil society in advancing responsible business conduct.