News and articles


  1. Blog

    Highlights of the last day of the Centenary Conference

    21 June 2019,

  2. 108th International Labour Conference

    New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

    21 June 2019,

    The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace.

  3. Informal Economy

    Future of trade unions depends on organizing the informal economy

    20 June 2019, ILO Geneva

    A new report reveals that organizing workers in the informal economy may spark the renewal of the trade union movement. This can be done by expanding membership and collective bargaining coverage in the informal economy in order to protect labour rights, project a united voice and influence social and economic policies.

  4. Day 10: 108th International Labour Conference

    Marshall Islands, Belgium, highlight climate threats, technological change

    20 June 2019,

    More than thirty world leaders have addressed the two-week International Labour Conference, which this year marks the Centenary of the ILO. They expressed support for the ILO’s social justice mandate and called for global action for a just future of work.

  5. News update

    Launch of a Girl Guide Badge on Preventing Child Labour

    19 June 2019,

    Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA), in partnership with the ILO in Sri Lanka and Maldives, launched a new badge on preventing Child Labour to mark World Day Against Child Labour last week.

  6. Development and cooperation

    Malaysia to adopt a Decent Work Country Programme

    19 June 2019,

    Malaysia‘s first Decent Work Country Programme for 2019-2025 sets to promote Decent Work for sustainable development and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  7. Domestic Workers' Day

    An aging Asia increases the demand for domestic workers. But what about their rights?

    16 June 2019,

    Mr. Nilim Baruah, International Labour Organization’s Regional Migration Specialist for Asia and the Pacific, reviews progress on migrant domestic workers’ rights in Asia.

  8. South South Cooperation

    ILO and All China Federation of Trade Unions join forces to implement decent work in Asia Pacific

    15 June 2019, ILO Geneva

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) signed today a cooperation agreement with All-China Federation of Trade Unions (ACFTU) to enhance the institutional capacities of trade unions in Asia and the Pacific.

  9. International labour standards

    ILO welcomes Viet Nam's vote to ratify ILO fundamental convention on collective bargaining

    14 June 2019,

    All of the deputies present at the National Assembly session on 14 June voted yes to the ratification of ILO Convention 98 on the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining.

  10. Fair recruitment

    Philippines, Hong Kong agencies ink fair recruitment code

    14 June 2019, Hong Kong

    Two of the biggest employment agencies in Hong Kong and the Philippines signed a Code of Conduct to promote fair recruitment of domestic workers. The Code, based on the International Labour Organization’s guidelines, is a milestone agreement as the world marks the International Domestic Workers’ Day on 16 June.