News and Press releases


  1. News

    Improving the OSH capacities of relevant officials and private contractors in Timor-Leste

    15 May 2018, Dili, Timor-Leste

    Staff from the Ministry of Development and Institutional Reform (MDIR), Ministry of State Administration (ESTATAL) and private contractors participated in the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Capacity Development Trainings held in two regions of Timor-Leste: Dili and Bacau.

  2. World Employment and Social Outlook

    A just transition to a green economy could create 14 million jobs in Asia and the Pacific

    14 May 2018,

    ILO flagship report estimates job losses and job creation as the world moves to a greener economy.

  3. Press release

    Building ‘resilience” in SMEs will help to promote Decent Work

    13 May 2018,

    Through investment in resilience measures, enterprises, in particular small ones, their workers and families and communities can be better equipped to face and manage the increasing threats from both natural disasters and conflict

  4. Improving the livelihood and working conditions of the vulnerable workers

    Assessment of skill gaps and Decent Work deficits in selected agro food value chains

    11 May 2018, Gilgit, Pakistan

    Over 30 representatives from Govt. of Glgit Baltistan Province; UN; INGOs; Academia an famer’s groups unanimously validated the key findings of the Assessment Study, presented by Baltistan Cultural Development Foundation (BCDF) at the workshop in Gilgit. The study was commissioned under One UN project on Agro-food value chains, jointly being implemented by ILO and UNIDO. The study aimed to identify the skills gaps and decent work deficits in the value chains of cherry; apple and trout fish in GB province. The findings will help design the skills development initiatives to address the identified gaps and help farmers and processors to bring improvements in the working conditions and livelihood.

  5. Occupational Safety and Health

    13th annual employer awards on Occupational Safety and Health

    07 May 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

    Every year worldwide 28th April marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work. This year was commemorated under the theme “Generation Safe and Healthy”. In Pakistan this day was marked by the ILO and its constituents through an event hosted by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) in Karachi on 7th May to reaffirm their commitment towards the common goal of safer workplaces and healthy workers in Pakistan. The event was attended by 175 delegates from the employer community, workers representatives, chamber of commerce and related federal and provincial government officials.  

  6. Labour Laws

    Sindh Labour Department embarks on the implementation of labour laws by drafting rules of business

    04 May 2018, Karachi, Pakistan

    The legislative process does not stop once a bill becomes law. To put laws into practice rules formation is a key step. The Labour and Human Resource Department Sindh took lead and organized a two day tripartite plus consultation on 3rd and 4th May 2018 to draft rules for six labour laws.

  7. Informal economy

    More than 68 per cent of the employed population in Asia-Pacific are in the informal economy

    02 May 2018,

    A new ILO report shows that 1.3 billion people work informally in Asia-Pacific, comprising 65 per cent of the world’s informally employed. Most of them lack social protection, rights at work and decent working conditions.

  8. Concluding Seminar

    Concluding Seminar of the Project: More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in Sports Goods Sector in Sialkot-Pakistan

    30 April 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The Multinational Enterprises (MNE) Declaration Project “More and Better Jobs through Socially Responsible Labour Practices in the Sialkot Sports Good Sector” funded by Japan showcased good practices, disseminated the results and shared the lessons learned on 30 April 2018 during a concluding ceremony held in Islamabad. The project strengthened understanding and increased awareness among the stakeholders on the MNE Declaration, Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (FPRW) and Occupational

  9. Educational video

    Embarking for a safe work in Thailand: risks and rights in the fishing sector

    30 April 2018,

    Migrant workers comprise most of the workforce in Thailand's fishing sector. Ensuring that they are aware of their rights and know how to find help to protect them is essential to prevent and end abusive labour practices. A new video provides them with the information they need, in their languages.

  10. World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Youth safety and health at work: Early education equals early protection

    30 April 2018,

    Op-ed by Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Organization and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific