News and Press releases


  1. Women and Collective Bargaining

    Achieving gender equality through collective bargaining

    13 March 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The ILO Pakistan Office , under the German Funded Project on Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains, commemorated the International Women Day, and organised an exclusive session on ‘’Women and Collective Bargaining’, under the overall theme of ‘Time is Now: Urban and Rural Activists transforming lives of women’. The ceremony was attended by the ILO tripartite constituents, Ministry of OPHRD, Representatives of the Employers and Workers, Academia, Civil Society, Journalist and a cross section of society.

  2. News

    Time for women to be equal at work through collective agreements

    12 March 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Women’s Day on 8 March 2018, five working women representing the government, enterprise, trade union, women’s worker and the ILO interactively discussed discrimination and violence against women at the workplaces and efforts taken towards gender equality.

  3. International Women's Day

    Change is necessary for rural women in the Pacific

    08 March 2018,

    Rural women must not be overlooked in policy decisions

  4. © S. Samanian / ABADE Programme 2018

    International Women’s Day

    ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

    08 March 2018,

    Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions at work.

  5. Press release

    Women at Work: The Course for Sri Lanka

    08 March 2018,

    Gender gaps in the labour market remain one of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work. Women are substantially less likely than men to participate in the labour market, and once in the job market, they are less likely than men to find a job and the quality of employment they do find remains a key concern.

  6. Ship to Shore Rights

    Measuring progress towards decent work in Thai fishing and seafood industry

    07 March 2018,

    A new ILO report on labour conditions of fishers and seafood workers in Thailand provides an overview of the latest progress and remaining challenges.

  7. Press release

    International Women’s Day 2018: Mainstreaming gender equality at work through collective bargaining agreement

    07 March 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Collective bargaining is a key means that provides the basis for sound and harmonious labour relations. Through effective and equal collective bargaining, both employers and workers can arrive at a collective agreement addressing rights and responsibilities of both parties to ensure industrial peace and productive industries and workplaces.

  8. News

    ILO-Ministry of Manpower of Indonesia team up to improve quality of labour inspection

    06 March 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a joint Protocol for Handling of Non-Tolerable Cases (Zero Tolerance Protocol/ZTP) at the Ministry of Manpower office in Jakarta on 5 March 2018.

  9. Press release

    Bangladesh labour inspectorate goes digital with LIMA

    06 March 2018,

  10. Labour inspection

    Third batch of Labour Inspectors’ Nationwide Training Program completed in Punjab

    06 March 2018, Lahore, Pakistan

    The Strengthening Labour Inspection Project in Pakistan completed a three day training for the 3rd batch of Labour Inspectors of the Department of Labour Punjab on 2nd March 2018. To date, the project has trained 331 labour inspectors [318 men and 13 women] of Balochistan, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, AJK, ICT, GB and Punjab.