News and articles


  1. © Stuart Price / UN Photo 2019

    Social Protection

    More than 500 billion dollars a year needed to ensure basic levels of social protection worldwide

    25 November 2019,

    A new ILO report highlights critical financing gaps in social protection and provides policy recommendations on how these gaps could be closed.

  2. Natural Disasters

    Earthquake victims get gravity-fed water supply in Papua New Guinea

    22 November 2019,

    A ILO-Japan funded partnership infrastructure project is helping earthquake-affected communities in the Nipa district to access clean drinking water.

  3. Press release

    China expands its support to South-South Triangular Cooperation in ASEAN countries

    22 November 2019, Beijing, China

  4. Alliance 8.7

    Countries in Asia and the Pacific drive action to end child labour, forced labour and human trafficking

    22 November 2019,

    Asia-Pacific countries committed to accelerate action and strengthen collaboration to ensure that all women, men, girls and boys are free from child labour, forced labour and human trafficking.

  5. Business development

    Forum makes case for responsible business agenda

    20 November 2019,

    The event hears that the time is right for Viet Nam to integrate responsible business practices into its policies and corporate operations.

  6. News

    Revised Vietnamese Labour Code to help everyone gain fair shares of economic growth

    20 November 2019,

    The ILO congratulates Viet Nam on the adoption of the revised Labour Code, which is better in line with universal fundamental labour rights.

  7. Press release

    China-Belgium-ILO seminar: unlocking the potential of women to achieve sustainable development

    20 November 2019,

  8. Youth employment

    Empowering Indonesian youth and refugee youth through social enterprises

    18 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    As part of the ongoing livelihood skills for Indonesian youth and refugee youth, the ILO and UNHCR introduced the benefits of community-based social enterprises, supported by four social entrepreneurs.

  9. ILO100

    Lao PDR celebrates ILO Centenary and 55th anniversary of Lao’s membership

    16 November 2019,

    The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare, the Lao Federation of Trade Unions (LFTU) and the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI) of Lao PDR celebrated the International Labour Organization (ILO) Centenary and the 55th anniversary of Lao PDR’s membership.

  10. © Frans Persoon 2019

    International Labour Standards

    Convention No 1: A landmark for Workers’ Rights

    13 November 2019,

    100 years ago the first International Labour Conference adopted the first International Labour Standard – on working time. As the ILO celebrates this landmark moment, ILO Working Time specialist, Jon Messenger, looks back at the history of the Convention and its impact.