News

December 2016

  1. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    ILO’s Asia-Pacific labour conference calls for more efforts to achieve equitable economic growth with decent work

    13 December 2016

    The meeting discussed issues affecting employment and the world of work in the Asia, Pacific and Arab States.

  2. News

    Development partners signal intent to continue ready-made garment sector support in Bangladesh

    12 December 2016

    Representatives of the governments of Bangladesh, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom as well as the ILO signed a Memorandum of Intent to continue efforts to improve conditions in the Bangladesh ready-made garment industry.

  3. © A. González Farran / UNAMID 2017

    Health economy

    Globally millions of jobs are needed to ensure essential health care

    09 December 2016

    An estimated 50 million decent jobs are missing to address essential global health requirements, while much of the care in the health economy is done by 57 million unpaid family workers, says new ILO study.

  4. Media Advisory

    ILO to publish latest Global Wage Report

    07 December 2016

  5. Asia and the Pacific

    Indonesian Vice President opens ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    06 December 2016

    Indonesia’s Vice President Mohammad Jusuf Kalla and International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder opened the ILO’s 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) in Bali, with a call for a greater emphasis on social justice in development.

  6. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    What kind of world do you want to live in?

    06 December 2016

    “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers us a chance to transform the future of work so that it is inclusive, decent and equitable,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder in an Op-ed published in Asia as hundreds of workers', employers’ and governments’ representatives gather at the 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting.

  7. © B. Patel / ILO 2017

    Formalizing Domestic Work

    New strategies to reduce informality in domestic work

    05 December 2016

    A new ILO report calls for a combination of incentives and compliance to reduce high levels of informality in domestic work.

  8. Press release

    Asia, Pacific and Arab states Ministers meet to discuss job creation, equality and social justice

    02 December 2016

    Policy makers, academics and civil society groups from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states will meet at the ILO 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting to discuss strategies for creating jobs and promoting equity and decent work.

  9. InfoStories

    Employment: The win-win of disability inclusion

    01 December 2016

    Globally, there are over one billion people with disabilities. They are now more active in our society than ever before. Yet employment rates are low and many barriers to work still exist. Explore this InfoStory to find out why employing people with disabilities makes good business sense for private companies, and how you can help promote inclusion.

  10. Article

    Decent work and social justice – the APRM must bring a change in mindset

    01 December 2016

    By Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.