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  1. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

    24 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights trends in employment, wages and productivity the Asian garment, footwear and textiles industry.

  2. Labour intensive employment

    Creating decent income-earning opportunities for rural communities in Papua New Guinea under road maintenance programme

    23 June 2022, Wewak, Papua New Guinea

    ILO through the EU-STREIT PNG Programme creates employment opportunities for rural populations in the Sepik region by applying employment-intensive work methods in road maintenance works to improve the access of farming communities to markets.

  3. Press release

    Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income protection to victims of work-related accidents and occupational diseases

    22 June 2022,

  4. Social protection

    Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector

    21 June 2022,

    A transformative approach towards an employment injury scheme for all.

  5. World Day Against Child Labour

    A greater access to social protection is needed to prevent children from child labour in Timor-Leste

    17 June 2022, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour in Timor-Leste is marked with the launch of the joint ILO and UNICEF research on key driver of child labour and the urgent call for the adoption of the Child Labour National Action Plan.

  6. Press release

    ILO social partners prioritize Social dialogue and Human-centred recovery for the joint UN action in the Pacific

    16 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator Multi Country Offices based in Fiji, Samoa and Micronesia have held consultations with Employers and Workers’ organizations on the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2023-2027.

  7. Press release

    Pakistani Trade Unions join forces for solidarity and cooperation

    16 June 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan

    A 2-Day Experience Sharing Workshop: Strengthening Trade Union Strategy and Identifying New Priorities for Trade Unions’ Cooperation held on 15-16 June 2022 at ILO Office for Pakistan, Islamabad. H.E. Mr. Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador to Pakistan Embassy of Italy was chief guest of the closing ceremony.

  8. Press release

    ILO and Lao PDR continue efforts to ensure decent and productive work for all

    16 June 2022, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

    A new Decent Work Country Programme will guide cooperation between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the International Labour Organization for the next five years.

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    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia Programme

    Thai seafood processing industry agrees new steps to improve working conditions

    16 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    The Thai seafood processing sector has agreed to do more to embed good labour practices within the management and operational systems of the industry for the benefit of its workers.

  10. Op-ed

    It’s time to give domestic workers across Asia and the Pacific the rights they deserve

    16 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    With few rights and little social protection, domestic workers were often cast aside during the COVID-19 pandemic to fend for themselves. On International Domestic Workers Day, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the International Labour Organization’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains why it’s time for change.