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  1. #ILO100

    First visit of ILO Director-General in a Pacific Island State

    21 July 2019,

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, is to visit Papua New Guinea on the occasion of the Pacific high level forum on climate change and decent work. The trip will be the first visit of an ILO Director-General in a Pacific Island State.

  2. Fair recruitment

    DOLE, ILO promote rights-based information through online learning for Overseas Filipino Workers

    19 July 2019, Manila, Philippines

    The Philippine government and the ILO have partnered for an online Post-Arrival Orientation Seminar to guide Overseas Filipino Workers upon arrival in destination countries.

  3. News update

    Two years of extensive consultations ends of the National Labour Migration Policy

    19 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The final workshop in the process of updating the NLMP took place on 18th July 2019 at the Movenpick Hotel with the inter- ministerial consultation workshop on the National Action Plan (NAP).

  4. Press release

    Learning to learn for life and work

    15 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    On 15 July 2019, the International Labour Organization (ILO) joins the global celebration of World Youth Skills Day (WYSD) that raises awareness of the importance of youth skills development.

  5. News update

    EQUIP launches campaign to eradicate forced labour and human trafficking.

    14 July 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    EQUIP Project of the ILO launched the ‘Hari Paren Yamu’ (Let’s take the right path) campaign that create awareness on the importance of safe labour migration, forced labour and human trafficking.

  6. Better Work

    High-level Swiss delegation visits garment factory in Dong Nai

    12 July 2019,

    Since 2010, the Saitex factory has been part of Better Work Viet Nam, a flagship programme of the ILO and the International Finance Corporation to improve working conditions and boost competitiveness of the garment industry. The State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) of Switzerland is one of its main donors.

  7. 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference

    Vietnamese researcher wins Decent Work prize

    11 July 2019,

    The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.

  8. Improving industrial relations

    ILO and Gap Inc. launch new initiative to improve industrial relations in Bangladesh garment industry

    01 July 2019,

  9. © PJ Tavera Photography 2019

    New report

    Increase in heat stress predicted to bring productivity loss equivalent to 80 million jobs

    01 July 2019,

    Global warming is expected to result in an increase in work-related heat stress, damaging productivity and causing job and economic losses. The poorest countries will be worst affected.

  10. International labour standards

    ILO congratulates Viet Nam, EU on signing free trade deal

    30 June 2019,

    The agreement promotes the respect for fundamental labour rights under the ILO’s 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.