News and articles


  1. Press release

    Employers Federation of Pakistan appointed as the national focal point for promoting the ILO MNE Declaration in Pakistan

    28 January 2021, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Pakistan is the first country in the Asia-Pacific region to appoint a national focal point for the promotion of the MNE Declaration and the application of its principles.

  2. COVID-19: Promoting gender equality

    Addressing gender inequalities and promoting inclusivity in enterprises

    28 January 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO’s SCORE programme helps enterprises to boost their business performances by advancing equal opportunities through gender equality’s training of trainers.

  3. Skills for Prosperity Programme in Philippines

    Human-centric skills - critical for workers at all ages

    27 January 2021,

    Integrating human skills into technical education and training can help prepare young people for- first jobs, says leadership summit in Asia

  4. Ship to Shore Rights

    Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021,

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  5. National OSH Month 2021

    Investments on OSH improve companies’ safety performances

    15 January 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesia is celebrating its National Occupational Safety and Health month by encouraging beneficial connection between OSH investments and safety performances and by promoting OSH culture in all business sectors, including micro and small businesses.

  6. COVID-19

    Viet Nam’s jobs on post COVID-19 recovery but still below pre-pandemic levels

    06 January 2021,

    New national labour force data produced with ILO technical support shows 32.1 million people aged 15 and above suffered from negative impacts by COVID-19.

  7. Press release

    Highlighting continued efforts for elimination of child labour in the sports goods industry

    05 January 2021, Sialkot and Lahore, Pakistan

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted seminars to showcase efforts for elimination of child labour in the sports goods industry. The stakeholders committed to continue the efforts of industry and jointly pledged to replicate the Sialkot experience to other sectors.

  8. Press release

    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme provides humanitarian relief to migrant workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon

    04 January 2021,

    ILO has approved a grant to support assistance for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon, Thailand


  1. Press release

    Implementing new Labour Code will expedite Viet Nam’s path to high income country

    30 December 2020,

    Numerous improvements in the new Labour Code can bring benefits for workers and employers but only when all are aware of their new rights and actively use them.

  2. Skills for Prosperity South-East Asia Programme

    Developing a TVET and skills development network and localised training models for advancement of Malaysia’s underdeveloped state

    30 December 2020,

    Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia supports development of Sabah state