News and articles


  1. Labour market insights from the Asia-Pacific Employment Social Outlook 2022

    Why the unemployment rate is a weak metric of decent work in Asia and the Pacific

    24 March 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

    The unemployment rate is widely used internationally to assess the performance of a country’s labour market. However, it is a considerably less useful indicator in the Asia-Pacific region.

  2. Press release

    Promoting improved compliance with labour standards on fishing vessels in Fiji waters

    23 March 2023, Suva, Fiji

    The strategic compliance planning workshop was the first ever in the Pacific fishing industry.

  3. Press Release

    Employment, Informality, and Social Protection in the Solomon Islands

    23 March 2023, Honiara, Solomon Islands

    Solomon Islands’ first National Employment Policy is currently under development.

  4. Enterprise formalization

    Promoting enterprise formalization in Malaysia through community-based training for local MSMEs

    21 March 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO initiated workshops for MSMEs in Sarawak Province, Malaysia in collaboration with the Kuching South City Council using ILO's Community Based Enterprise Development (C-BED) training tools.

  5. Press release

    Young Malaysians see how TVET leads to good jobs in Malaysia’s food processing industry

    20 March 2023, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    A new campaign launched by ILO and Standard Chartered Foundation encourages young Malaysians to enter Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) education.

  6. A just transition

    Trade unions support efforts to green Viet Nam’s chemical and pharmaceutical industry

    15 March 2023, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    Trade union members learn new skills to support a Just Transition in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

  7. Rubber gloves supply chain in Malaysia

    Strengthening the capacity of workers in collective bargaining and dialogue mechanisms

    14 March 2023,

  8. © Saleh Hayyan/Gabreez/ILO 2023

    Green jobs

    Climate Action for Jobs initiative boosts action to support a just transition

    14 March 2023,

    Building on the outcomes of the UN climate change conference, members of the Climate Action for Jobs initiative welcomed new board members and discussed ways to scale up support and collaboration to advance a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

  9. © Shutterstock 2023


    Afghanistan would benefit from Just Transition to Green Economy workshop hears

    14 March 2023,

    Priority areas and challenges to change discussed for a Just Transition that could provide long-term benefits to the country and its people.

  10. News

    4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights

    13 March 2023,

    The ILO is co-organising the 4th UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights (Kathmandu, Nepal, 20-22 March 2023).