News and articles


  1. Press release

    Cold, dark and dangerous - Asian children in mining -"the most hazardous work"

    09 June 2005, BANGKOK

    Removing more than one million children who work in mines and quarries from one of the worst forms of child labour is the focus of events around the world marking the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June.

  2. Press release

    ILO Governing Body elects new Asian members

    07 June 2005,

    The ILO elects eight Asian countries as members of its Governing Body during it´s annual International Labour Conference.

  3. Press release

    ILO launches new training scheme for Thai women entrepreneurs

    03 June 2005,

    The ILO launches the new training scheme “GET Ahead for women in enterprise” which is specially designed for women – particularly those with low incomes - who want to start, or already run a small-scale business.

  4. Press release

    Safety and health training for Vietnamese farmers to go nationwide

    02 June 2005,

    The ILO organized WIND (Work Improvement in Neighbourhood Development) programme which aims to improve the occupational safety and health of Vietnam’s farmers expands to go nationwide.

  5. Press release

    International meeting on forced labour to be held in Mongolia

    17 May 2005,

    Experts from 10 Asian countries is meeting in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia to look at ways to speed up the elimination of forced labour.

  6. Press release

    17 Asia-Pacific countries focus on health and safety at Bangkok meeting

    12 May 2005,

    Delegates from 17 Asia-Pacific countries is meeting in Bangkok to look at ways to improve the safety and health of their workforces.

  7. Press release

    ILO launches project to promote Rights of Cambodia's Indigenous and Tribal Peoples

    04 May 2005,

    The ILO is launching a project specifically designed to help the Cambodian government and indigenous and tribal people´s work together to create a framework that will help address needs and concerns.

  8. Press release

    ILO calls for better protection of foreign domestic workers in Thailand after ‘shocking’ attack abusive employers need to know they will face consequences

    04 May 2005,

    The International Labour Office in Bangkok today urged authorities in Thailand to take urgent steps to better protect all foreign migrants – both documented and undocumented – from abusive employers, especially Thai employers of foreign domestic workers.

  9. Press release

    Media Diary Announcement: World Day for Safety and Health at Work to be marked by new report and commemoration ceremony

    14 April 2005,

    The ILO is marking the World Day for Safety and Heath at Work with a ceremony for those killed and injured at work, and the launch of a new report, focusing on safety and health in the construction industry and among older and younger workers.

  10. Press release

    11 countries join the ILO to review progress towards Decent Work

    01 April 2005,

    The ILO brings together 11 countries at the 2nd South-East Asia and the Pacific Subregional Tripartite Forum on Decent Work in Australia, focusing on major issues such as the need for better social protection for workers and their families.