News and articles


  1. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020,

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  2. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    “100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

    17 January 2020,

    A campaign promotes the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

  3. Decent Work in Fishing

    8th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    15 January 2020,

    The Eighth ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference on the theme “Securing Decent Work in the Fisheries Sector through Labour Inspection in ASEAN” was held from 18-19 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  4. Labour inspection

    Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

    12 January 2020,

    The 2019 Labour Inspection Campaign included a mix of inspection, training and communication activities which engaged employers and workers in the industry nationwide to raise their awareness of the importance of labour law compliance.

  5. News

    Bangladesh labour inspectorate rolls out digitalized system to monitor all industries

    09 January 2020,


  1. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    2019: Viet Nam’s labour issues in pictures

    30 December 2019,

    Look back at the events that shaped the year 2019 in labour and employment areas in Viet Nam

  2. Interview

    A modus operandi for bringing accountability in workplace safety

    30 December 2019, Dhaka

  3. Interview

    Labour shortage, automation and workers’ organizations – Challenges or opportunities?

    27 December 2019,

    Dr Chang-Hee Lee, ILO Viet Nam Director, explains how these new factors have an impact on workplace management.

  4. Maritime Labour Convention

    Cook Islands ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    19 December 2019,

    Cook Islands is the 96th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention

  5. Ship to Shore Rights

    How a simple upgrade to Thai fishing vessels can help reduce forced labour

    19 December 2019,

    A case study from a new ILO report on Thailand’s fishing labour market highlights a solution to improve working conditions and reduce forced labour in the sector through simple technical upgrades on fishing vessels.