News and Press releases

2018

  1. Responsible supply chains

    ILO, EU and OECD join forces for responsible supply chains

    20 November 2018, Manila, Philippines

    The ILO launches a new project on responsible supply chains in the Philippines with the EU and the OECD to promote corporate social responsibility and responsible business conduct with regard to decent work, international labour standards, environmental sustainability and respect for human rights.

  2. Decent Work Country Programme

    ILO constituents call for quality jobs, transition to formal economy, and environmental sustainability

    20 November 2018,

    The India Decent Work Country Programme 2018-2022 outlines how the government, worker and employer organizations will work together for the next five years to ensure a progressive and just future of work for all.

  3. Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook (APESO)

    Persistent decent work deficits in Asia-Pacific cast a shadow on the region’s growth, says ILO

    16 November 2018,

    Working poverty, informality and vulnerable employment are amongst the persistent challenges of Asia-Pacific labour markets according to a new ILO report. The report calls for coordinated policies to promote decent work as the link to translate economic growth into sustainable development in the region.

  4. Multilateral cooperation

    Joint Press Release of the third "1+6" Round Table

    06 November 2018,

    The Chinese Government and international organizations, including the ILO, issued a joint statement calling for a sustainable and inclusive global development at the third “1+6 Roundtable Meeting” in Beijing.

  5. South-South Cooperation

    China partners with the ILO to advance South-South cooperation

    06 November 2018, Beijing, China

    The ILO and Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) join forces to promote full employment and decent work in 3 Asian countries

  6. News

    Tripartite cooperation and commitment can promote decent work in the tea plantation sector in Bangladesh

    04 November 2018,

    Indigenous and tribal women face discrimination and inequality based on both gender and ethnicity; discrimination against them occurs within and beyond their own communities. In the tea plantation sector, 64 % of the workers are women. The ILO-SIDA partnership project is a timely response to an explicit request from the tripartite national constituents, and builds on work already being done in Bangladesh.

  7. 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

    ASEAN forum adopts recommendations on the use of digital technologies for a fair labour migration

    02 November 2018,

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Labour Migration concluded with the adoption of 15 recommendations on how digitalisation can contribute to decent work for migrant workers.

  8. Promotion of Occupational Safety and Health

    Lao People's Democratic Republic and ILO join forces to promote safety and health at work

    02 November 2018,

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare of Lao PDR (MoLSW) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) signed a Cooperation Agreement to start a new project designed to improve occupational safety and health in Lao PDR supply chains. The project is supported by the Vision Zero Fund (VZF).

  9. Op-Ed

    How digitalization can help achieve fair migration

    31 October 2018,

    The 11th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour held in Singapore on 29-30 October discussed how to maximize the potential of digitalization to promote decent work for migrant workers in the Asia Pacific region. Anna Engblom, senior expert on labour migration at the International Labour Organization (ILO), reviews the opportunities and challenges brought by digitalization in this area.

  10. Flagship Programme on Social Protection

    Expand social protection to the 4 billion excluded

    25 October 2018,

    Two UN agency heads have signed a call for action for countries to expand social security and assistance to more than four billion people currently without protection.