News and articles


  1. Forced labour

    New employers guide will support Malaysian rubber industry in fight against forced labour

    08 August 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The guide is produced by the Malaysian Rubber Council (MRC) in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) and through the support of the European Union. It provides practical guidance to employers in the rubber industry in Malaysia, particularly those employing migrant workers, on how to identify risks of forced labour in the recruitment, employment and sourcing practices, and how to effectively address, prevent and eliminate these risks.

  2. Decent Work Country Programme IV (2023-2027)

    Provincial Tripartite-plus Consultation - Karachi

    03 August 2022, Karachi, Pakistan

    Government, Workers, Employers and other stakeholders set out priorities for labour market for the next five years

  3. © ILO/M. Crozet 2022

    Job losses

    New ILO estimates show Myanmar remains deeply affected by job losses in first half of 2022

    01 August 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    Employment remains well below 2020 levels while productivity levels contract further and job quality deteriorates.

  4. Press release

    Statement by ILO's Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific to mark World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    30 July 2022,

    Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the Regional Director, ILO Asia Pacific, met with grassroot organisers of SEWA union in Delhi. Supported by ILO’s Work in Freedom programme in India since 2014, SEWA organisers provided an overview of work done, COVID-19’s impact and demands of domestic workers in India.

  5. Press release

    International Conference on the Future of Social Security for New Forms of Work

    29 July 2022,

  6. Skills Challenge Innovation Call

    Five awards up for grabs for equality and diversity prototypes in Malaysia’s TVET

    29 July 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    The ILO’s 1st Malaysia Skills Challenge Innovation Call searches for innovative ideas and solutions to enhance gender equality and social inclusion in TVET and training institutions.

  7. News

    National consultation workshop on promoting sustainable and responsible business practices in Nepal

    28 July 2022,

    On 17 June 2022, the ILO facilitated - at the request of the newly appointed national focal point for the promotion of the MNE Declaration in Nepal - a national consultation workshop on promoting sustainable and responsible business practices in line with the MNE Declaration bringing together various national stakeholders.

  8. Press release

    The ILO supports the young generation in China for a brighter future

    25 July 2022,

  9. Press release

    Ensuring the protection of Indonesian migrant workers through the integration of the Migrant Worker Resources Center (MRC) Services with the Gender-Responsive One-Roof Integrated Services (LTSA) in Blitar District

    25 July 2022, Blitar, East Java, Indonesia

    The Ministry of Manpower, together with the Blitar District Government, the joint ILO-UN Women’s Safe and Fair Programme, the European Union, the Confederation of All Indonesian Labour Unions (KSBSI) and the Indonesian Women Coalition of East Java Region will launch the Gender-Responsive Information Center and One-Roof Integrated Services (Migrant Worker Resource Center /MRC) of Blitar District, East Java.

  10. Forced Labour

    Japan reinforces its commitment to fight against forced labour

    19 July 2022,

    Japan becomes the 177th Member State to ratify Convention No. 105