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  1. News

    SafeYouth@Work tripartite results and sustainability workshop

    16 October 2019,

    The workshop was held from 14 to 16 October 2019 at ITC-ILO, Turin, Italy

  2. Partnership

    Development partners witness impact of flexible resources on Viet Nam’s progress

    14 October 2019,

    A delegation of development partners tours the country from 1-3 October.

  3. © ILO 2019

    Employment creation

    Small businesses and self-employed provide most jobs worldwide and in Asia

    11 October 2019,

    A new ILO study reveals that almost seven in 10 workers worldwide are self-employed or in small businesses. Self-employed and micro-enterprises account for more than 80 per cent of employment in South Asia. By contrast, medium-sized and large enterprises account for 46 per cent of employment in East Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Migration

    Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019,

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  5. Chemical safety

    Millions of workers die or fall sick globally due to chemical exposure in textiles, pesticides in agriculture, asbestos in construction, mercury in mining

    08 October 2019,

    A global framework for international chemicals and waste management, known as Beyond 2020, was discussed in Bangkok from 30 September - 4 October 2019.

  6. ILO 100

    Timor-Leste launches its first National Child Labour Survey Report and Mini Labour Force Survey Report 2016

    07 October 2019, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste has taken an important step in its effort to eradicate child labour in all its forms, particularly the worst forms of child labour .

  7. Child labour

    ILO encourages Malaysia to consider pathfinder role for an Alliance 8.7

    03 October 2019,

    Marking Malaysia’s World Day against Child Labour, ILO encourages Malaysia to lead at the regional and global levels as a pathfinder country in fight against child labour.

  8. Article

    The three elements that Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019,

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  9. Fair recruitment

    Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019, Manila, Philippines

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

  10. Press release

    ILO global business forum highlights the importance of a sustainability vision for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    02 October 2019, Dhaka

    Future of $34 billion industry heavily linked to improved labour market governance, effective social dialogue and responsible sourcing practices.