1. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2015

    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. The World Day Against Child Labour this year 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.


  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.

  2. Migrant workers on a Journey of Hope in Malaysia

    The Migration Works campaign will celebrate the contributions migrant workers make to Malaysia through art. An exhibition reflecting the positive contribution of migrant workers and reflecting migrant workers’ experiences in Malaysia will be hosted as part of week-long celebrations to mark International Human Rights Week.

  3. Migrants celebrate International Migrants Day in Myanmar

    As GMS TRIANGLE project began activities in Myanmar at the beginning of 2014, this year marks the first International Migrants Day celebrated by the project in the country. The project will support decentralised activities across key districts in Myanmar.

  4. Trade unions’ power to protect migrant workers celebrated in Viet Nam

    In Viet Nam, the National Project Coordinator of the GMS TRIANGLE project will participate in a live interview with the Vietnam Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to promote the role of trade unions in protecting migrant workers. The interview will take place on VOV1 on International Migrants day. An opinion piece on fair migration by ILO Regional Director Yoshiteru Uramoto will also be translated into Vietnamese and published widely.

  5. Journey of Voices: an exhibition celebrating International Migrants Day in Thailand

    The Saphan Siang campaign and World Vision have collaborated with art collective Public Delivery and artist Phil America to host an exhibition of art installations representing migrant workers’ contributions to fishing communities in Thailand, to coincide with International Migrants Day (18 December).

  6. Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology

    For people with disabilities who are of working age, the rapid progress in information and communications technology (ICT) and assistive technology offer ever-increasing opportunities to participate in the world of work.

  7. Domestic Workers’ Rights Awareness Campaign in Paraguay

    Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security and domestic workers’ organizations of Paraguay with the support of the ILO Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW) launched a campaign to promote domestic workers' rights and to improve compliance with the national law.

  8. Launch of a Campaign for Ratification of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work in Ukraine

    Three main Trade Union Confederations of Ukraine reached an agreement to promote the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 on Domestic Work. A strong political commitment to promote decent work for domestic and migrant domestic workers was a consequence of trade unions’ mobilization in a framework of the activities conducted by the Global Action Programme on Migrant Domestic Workers and their Families (GAP-MDW).

  9. Breaking the vicious circle of disability and extreme poverty

    Observed on 17 October each year, the day aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide. People with disabilities who make up some 1 billion of the world’s population are at greater risk of poverty due to discrimination and barriers to participation in all spheres of society that can help them escape poverty and break down prejudices. Inclusion in all development activities is critical to breaking the cycle of poverty and disability.