News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Collective Bargaining

    Vietnam ratifies the Collective Bargaining Convention

    26 July 2019,

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

  5. © Robert Scoble 2019


    First visit of ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State

    26 July 2019,

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, visited Papua New Guinea on the occasion of the Pacific high level forum on climate change and decent work. The trip was the first-ever visit of an ILO Director-General to a Pacific Island State.

  6. ILO 100

    Securing decent work for fishers through an integrated labour inspection system in Bali

    25 July 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The province of Bali, Indonesia has implemented an integrated labour inspection involving key stakeholders to ensure decent work for all aspects of the fishing works, including labour rights of fishers.

  7. News

    ILO Director-General welcomes strengthened cooperation with Thailand

    24 July 2019,

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.

  8. Responsible business practices

    Responsible supply chains to help agribusiness meet international expectations and SDGs

    24 July 2019, Manila, Philippines

    Over 200 participants from government, civil society and non-government organisations involved in agribusiness in the Philippines will gather on 25 July to address responsible business practices, including decent work, challenges and opportunities as part of the 2019 Sustainable Agriculture Forum.

  9. Press release

    The ILO joins national stakeholders in the fight against pneumoconiosis in China

    23 July 2019, Dalian, China

  10. News

    ILO Chief meets with Thailand's Prime Minister

    22 July 2019,

    During an official visit to Thailand, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO) held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour of the Royal Thai Government.