News and articles


  1. News

    Strengthening the roles of labour inspectors in HIV prevention programme at the company level

    12 August 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower, the ILO conducted a two-day HIV/AIDS training for labour inspectors from seven provinces in Indonesia to strengthen their HIV action plans and to ensure the implementation of non-discriminatory policy at the company level.

  2. News

    Mothers@Work: supporting breastfeeding mothers in the workplace

    08 August 2019,

    Inspiring stories from factories affiliated with Better Work Bangladesh (BWB) show that breastfeeding facilities in the workplace benefit working mothers, their babies and employers.

  3. News

    ILO reach out to Indonesian shipping and construction industries for HIV prevention programmes

    05 August 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To promote the importance of HIV prevention programme, the ILO approached the industries with high vulnerability to HIV pandemic. Executive briefing meetings were conducted with Indonesian shipping and construction companies.

  4. Press release

    Strengthening partnerships for combatting Human Trafficking in Sri Lanka

    31 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives commemorate the World Day against human trafficking on 30th of July 2019 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  5. Trade union

    Trade union needs comprehensive reform to implement FTAs, ILO Conventions: PM

    30 July 2019,

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc highlights ILO Centenary Declaration when addressing the celebration of 90 years of Viet Nam’s Trade Union in Hanoi on 28 July. ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee was among the prominent guests at the high-level event.

  6. Safe and fair migration

    Safe and fair migration gains momentum in Bangsamoro

    26 July 2019, Cotabato City, Philippines

    The Ministry of Labor and Employment and the ILO hosted a forum on labour migration, domestic work and human trafficking in the Bangsamoro to mark the International Domestic Workers Day and the World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

  7. Press release

    National Mediation Day

    26 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    On the 25th of July, the International Labour Organization together with the Mediation Boards Commission, Ministry of Justice and Prison Reforms in partnership with The Asia Foundation celebrated National Mediation Day.

  8. Collective Bargaining

    Vietnam ratifies the Collective Bargaining Convention

    26 July 2019,

    Vietnam becomes the 167th ILO Member State to ratify Convention No. 98

  9. ILO 100

    Securing decent work for fishers through an integrated labour inspection system in Bali

    25 July 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The province of Bali, Indonesia has implemented an integrated labour inspection involving key stakeholders to ensure decent work for all aspects of the fishing works, including labour rights of fishers.

  10. News

    ILO Director-General welcomes strengthened cooperation with Thailand

    24 July 2019,

    During a two-day visit in Thailand, ILO Director General held talks with the Prime Minister and Minister of Labour as well as workers and employers representatives. In addition to in-depth discussions on labour issues, he also visited the Port-In Port-Out (PIPO) centre in Samut Sakhon Province.