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  1. © N. Wicheanbut/Bangkok Post/AFP 2020

    COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Realizing an inclusive workplace in Indonesia’s new normal

    11 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Many persons with disabilities come into the COVID-19 crisis already facing significant exclusion in all areas of the world of work. The new normal may have provide a greater opportunity to realize inclusive workplace.

  2. Labour migration

    ILO commits to support Viet Nam’s effort to promote safe labour migration

    10 June 2020,

    The on-going revision of the Law on Contract-Based Vietnamese Overseas Workers can be an opportunity to ensure that Vietnamese migrant workers will be globally sought-after by responsible employers, and their rights will be protected in accordance with international labour standards.

  3. Minimum Age

    Myanmar ratifies the Minimum Age Convention

    09 June 2020,

    Myanmar is the 173rd ILO Member State to ratify Convention No.138

  4. AsiaPacific

    ‘Opportunity’ in crisis: UN regional forum on business and human rights seeks high road in post COVID-19 recovery

    09 June 2020,

    A virtual event brings together a broad range of delegates to discuss strategies to manage the impact of COVID-19 in the region and chart a path to a more inclusive future.

  5. © Italian government 2020

    World Oceans Day

    ILO: Release more than 150,000 seafarers trapped on board ships due to COVID-19

    08 June 2020,

    Seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’ so they can safely return home, says the International Labour Organization.

  6. COVID-19: Supporting enterprises, jobs and incomes

    Ensuring business continuity of SMEs as the backbone of Indonesian economy

    08 June 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesian key labour actors discussed steps and programmes to assist small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ensuring their business continuity based on the key findings of the ILO’s latest enterprise survey. SMEs are the backbone for Indonesian economy.

  7. International Labour Standards

    ILO welcomes milestone to end forced labour in Viet Nam

    08 June 2020,

    The National Assembly has voted for the ratification of ILO Convention 105 on Abolition of Forced Labour and approval of the free trade agreement between the EU and Viet Nam.

  8. Social protection

    Trade union officers receive training in social health protection and other health-related social security benefits

    05 June 2020,

    Actions are taken to tackle access barriers to healthcare and strengthen workers’ awareness on health-related social security benefits, with assistance from the ILO’s Luxembourg-funded project, Support to the Extension of Social Health Protection in South East Asia.

  9. Press release

    EU and ILO hand over two compaction rollers to Timorese contractors and give guidance to workers on protection against new COVID-19

    05 June 2020, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The handover ceremony took place at the Don Bosco Training Centre in the presence of the European Union Ambassador Andrew Jacobs, a Representative of the National Authorising Officer, a Representative from the Directorate of Roads, Bridges and Flood Control (DRBFC), a Representative of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Timor-Leste (CCI-TL), and the ILO Head of Mission.

  10. © Gabriel Kamener, Sown Together 2020

    World Environment Day

    Grasp the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic

    05 June 2020,

    As countries begin easing lockdown restrictions, now is the time to build on the positive gains for the environment that have occurred during the pandemic.