News and articles

2020

  1. Press release

    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impacts ripple through supply chain

    21 October 2020,

  2. © Fahad Abdullah Kaizer/UN Women 2020

    Garment sector in Asia and the Pacific

    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impact ripples through supply chain

    21 October 2020,

    Collapsing consumer demand, government lockdown measures and disruptions to raw material imports have taken their toll on the Asia Pacific garment industry, says a new ILO report.

  3. News

    Supporting factories in Bangladesh to manage the impact of COVID-19

    20 October 2020,

  4. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Instructors of Indonesian TVETs get ready to shift to online training

    19 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Following the successful training of the first batch, the ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower has continued the online learning programme for instructors of the technical and vocational education and training (TVETs) centers with increased number of participants and enhanced training materials.

  5. Media advisory

    ILO to release new report on the effects of COVID-19 on Asia-Pacific garment supply chains

    19 October 2020,

  6. News

    Bangladesh labour inspectorate launches COVID-19 workplace safety guideline

    19 October 2020,

  7. © ILO 2020

    Press release

    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020,

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  8. News update

    A policy journey towards the elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka.

    14 October 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka has made a significant progress in combating child labour that can be attributed to its well-placed strong welfare policies. This piece of article was prepared for a symposium titled ' A policy journey towards the elimination of Child Labour in Sri Lanka'.

  9. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    The ILO encourages more women to start careers in ICT sector jobs

    13 October 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Employment opportunities in the field information and communication technology (ICT) continue to grow along with rapid development of technology. The ILO encourages more women to take part in this field.

  10. Skills development

    Young people can now receive career guidance at their fingertips

    09 October 2020,

    The ILO has launched a mobile app based on its career guidance package to help students aged 14-19 make right career choice.