1. International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2015: A Day for All

    This year’s theme “A Day for All” gives us an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements and contributions of persons with disabilities in our families, workplaces, schools and communities. It is also a day to reaffirm our commitment toward embracing diversity in our lives, and to celebrate and welcome disability as part of human diversity.

  2. Decent Work for Domestic Workers begins at home

  3. Domestic Workers’ Access to Justice and Compensation Exchange

    On Sunday 14 June 2015, The Network of Domestic Workers in Thailand, HomeNet and the ILO hosted the Domestic Workers’ Access to Justice and Compensation Exchange event in celebration of Domestic Workers Day (16 June).

  4. For the second year celebration of World Day against Child Labour Campaing in Myanmar

    June 12 is the World Day Against Child Labour and this year’s theme is “No to Child Labour, Yes to Quality Education. In Yangon a national event is held with the Government, Workers and Employers Organizations, Civil Society, Private Businesses and Development Partners. At the community level, events in Mon and Kayin States with local partner organizations Karen Women Empowerment Group, Mon National Education Committee, Mon Women Organization and Women Empowerment Program are being with the participation of students, teachers and community members through awareness raising activities through arts and dialogue.

  5. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. In 2015 the World Day Against Child Labour will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. It is very timely to do so, as in 2015 the international community will be reviewing reasons for the failure to reach development targets on education and will be setting new goals and strategies.

  6. Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador Capstone Event

    To celebrate the achievements of Round II of the Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador programme, a Capstone (Graduation) Event was held on 5 June 2015 in Bangkok. The event was an opportunity for all twenty Youth Ambassadors and host organizations (CSO partners) to share their experiences; to reflect lessons learned and strategize the next steps of the programme; and for the Youth Ambassadors to present their proposed community outreach projects as part of their continued engagement with the campaign. Several of the campaign’s supporters, including UN-ACT and UN Women participated in the event.

  7. Sign up to end modern slavery

    One year after the adoption of the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) and accompanying Recommendation, the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) presents a timely opportunity to engage with and garner the support of ILC delegates for a global campaign to end modern slavery.

  8. Signing up to end modern slavery

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

  9. “Raise Our Voices”, new song against child labour

    “Raise Our Voices” is a new song by DEYSofficial, a group composed of four Canadian siblings who have been singing professionally since they were children.


  1. Following the journey of a migrant domestic worker in Lao PDR

    In Lao PDR, International Migrants Day will be marked through the screening of the film "My Name is Saray" across three national TV stations.