News and articles


  1. Ship to Shore Rights

    Decent work for fishing and seafood migrant workers in Asia Pacific

    20 January 2021,

    European Union and United Nations continue efforts to support safe labour migration and decent work in the fishing and seafood processing sectors in South East Asia

  2. COVID-19

    Viet Nam’s jobs on post COVID-19 recovery but still below pre-pandemic levels

    06 January 2021,

    New national labour force data produced with ILO technical support shows 32.1 million people aged 15 and above suffered from negative impacts by COVID-19.

  3. Press release

    Highlighting continued efforts for elimination of child labour in the sports goods industry

    05 January 2021, Sialkot and Lahore, Pakistan

    The Employers Federation of Pakistan in collaboration with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry conducted seminars to showcase efforts for elimination of child labour in the sports goods industry. The stakeholders committed to continue the efforts of industry and jointly pledged to replicate the Sialkot experience to other sectors.

  4. Press release

    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme provides humanitarian relief to migrant workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon

    04 January 2021,

    ILO has approved a grant to support assistance for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon, Thailand


  1. Press release

    Implementing new Labour Code will expedite Viet Nam’s path to high income country

    30 December 2020,

    Numerous improvements in the new Labour Code can bring benefits for workers and employers but only when all are aware of their new rights and actively use them.

  2. Skills for Prosperity South-East Asia Programme

    Developing a TVET and skills development network and localised training models for advancement of Malaysia’s underdeveloped state

    30 December 2020,

    Skills for Prosperity Programme in Malaysia supports development of Sabah state

  3. Press release

    ILO and Singapore cooperation on labour issues to continue

    29 December 2020, Bangkok, Thailand

    Extension of Partnership Agreement between International Labour Organization and Singapore Ministry of Manpower will see continuation of collaboration and joint activities throughout the ASEAN region.

  4. The International Migrant Day 2020

    Building stronger solidarity and partnership for safer and fairer labour migration under the new normal

    23 December 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the International Migrant Day 2020, Safe and Fair programme conducted public dialogue and seminar to better protect migrant workers, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  5. News

    Introducing the Factory Improvement Toolset to partners in Cambodia

    22 December 2020,

    On December 17th, the ILO ran a virtual workshop to introduce the Factory Improvement Toolset (FIT) to the Cambodian Garment Training Institute (CGTI). This is the first of a series of activities to make FIT services available to garment factories in the country.

  6. Promoting inclusive workplaces in Indonesia

    Companies share good practices to open more doors for people with disabilities

    21 December 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    As a follow up to the revitalization of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN), the ILO and its partners share good practices and benefits of employing people with disabilities.