News and articles


  1. News

    Mothers@Work: supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

    08 August 2019,

    Inspiring stories from factories affiliated with Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) show that breastfeeding facilities in the workplace benefit working mothers, their babies and employers.

  2. Celebration of ILO 100

    ILO Deputy Director-General, Greg Vines: ILO calls for “human-centered” approach to future of work

    06 August 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO Deputy-Director General, Greg Vines, emphasized the human-centered approach to the future of work at the Indonesian Development Forum (IDF) in Jakarta

  3. News

    ILO reach out to Indonesian shipping and construction industries for HIV prevention programmes

    05 August 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To promote the importance of HIV prevention programme, the ILO approached the industries with high vulnerability to HIV pandemic. Executive briefing meetings were conducted with Indonesian shipping and construction companies.

  4. Youth4OSH

    New online platform and game board on safety and health at work

    04 August 2019, Manila, Philippines

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) Youth4OSH launched a new online platform and game board to build a culture of safety and health in the Philippines. The platform features relevant, practical, and user-friendly tools to raise awareness and to spur action on occupational safety and health (OSH).

  5. Op-ed

    Migration in Southeast Asia should be an opportunity for workers, communities and economies – not traffickers

    31 July 2019,

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific; Mohammad Narciri, the Regional Director of UN Women for Asia and the Pacific, based in Bangkok, Thailand; and Mr Jeremy Douglas, the Regional Representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) for Southeast Asia and the Pacific.

  6. Press release

    Strengthening partnerships for combatting Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka

    31 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives commemorate the World Day against human trafficking on 30th of July 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  7. Trade union

    Trade union needs comprehensive reform to implement FTAs, ILO Conventions: PM

    30 July 2019,

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlights ILO Centenary Declaration when addressing the celebration of 90 years of Viet Nam’s Trade Union in Hanoi on 28 July. ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee was among the prominent guests at the high-level event.

  8. Safe and fair migration

    Safe and fair migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019, Cotabato City, Philippines

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  9. Press release

    National Mediation Day

    26 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    On the 25th of July, the International Labour Organization together with the Mediation Boards Commission, Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms in partnership with The Asia Foundation celebrated National Mediation Day.

  10. Collective Bargaining

    Vietnam ratifies the Collective Bargaining Convention

    26 July 2019,

    Vietnam becomes the 167th ILO Member State to ratify Convention No. 98