News and articles


  1. Blog

    “I am Generation Equality”: Ideals versus reality in Asia and the Pacific’s labour markets

    11 March 2020,

    In 1995, an ambitious and progressive plan to improve empowerment of all women and girls globally was developed at the historic Fourth World Conference on Women. Since then, a new generation of women workers have become eligible to enter the workforce; but have they been able to find equal work and pay?

  2. News

    Workshop on the development of an Employment Injury Scheme in Pakistan.

    10 March 2020,

  3. Occupational safety and health

    ILO and Lao Government, employers and workers join forces to increase social security coverage

    10 March 2020,

  4. Ship to Shore Rights

    Endline research findings on fishers and seafood workers in Thailand

    10 March 2020,

    A new ILO report on working conditions in Thailand’s fishing and seafood industry highlights changes since 2017 and estimates forced labour situations among workers surveyed in 11 coastal provinces.

  5. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2020

    ILO global report sheds light on the youth employment challenge in Asia-Pacific

    09 March 2020,

    The deterioration in Asia and the Pacific of a number of youth labour market indicators calls for a renewed focus on integrated, gender-responsive labour market policies to address the youth employment challenge.

  6. News

    Indonesia to improve its social protection system by adding unemployment benefit

    09 March 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The Government of Indonesia is in the process of setting up an unemployment benefit scheme to better protect the workers from any involuntary resignation cases. To find the most suitable mechanism for Indonesia, the government and other related stakeholders learnt good practices from other Asian countries.

  7. News

    Women need more choices in migration

    08 March 2020,

    The report ‘More choices, more power: Opportunities for women’s empowerment in labour migration from Viet Nam’ discusses socio-economic changes that a sample of migrant and non-migrant women experienced over the 2012-18 period.

  8. Women in STEM

    ILO, DepEd, American Spaces hold Girl Power in Science Forum

    04 March 2020, Makati, Philippines

    In celebration of International Women's Day and National Women's Month in the Philippines, the ILO has partnered with the the Department of Education, the Embassy of the United States of America and American Spaces to inspire young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

  9. News update

    Recognising contributions of migrant workers

    04 March 2020, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    To celebrate ten years of working on safe labour migration, the ILO together with Helvetas Sri Lanka, and the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka, hosted an event titled ‘Recognising contribution of migration workers, strengthening safe labour migration processes in Sri Lanka’ on 25th February in Colombo

  10. Press release

    Indonesia to learn unemployment benefit schemes from five countries’ experiences

    03 March 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Experts from five countries share their experiences in providing protection against unemployment as lessons learnt for Indonesia.