News and articles


  1. Press release

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark says ILO Global Jobs Pact “Paves the way” for economic recovery. ILO member States in Asia and Pacific to review recovery efforts at regional meeting in October

    23 March 2010,

    (Geneva and Bangkok, ILO News)– United Nations Development Programme Administrator (UNDP) Helen Clark said the ILO Global Jobs Pact “paves the way” for countries seeking a “fair and just” way out of the global recession.

  2. Press release

    ILO launches the second phase of collaborative project to prevent labour and sexual trafficking in China

    17 March 2010,

    (ILO Beijing) ILO and the All-China Women Federation (ACWF) have been working in close partnership over the last four years to reduce the trafficking of women and children for labour exploitation. With the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the ILO is proud to launch the second phase of its Project to Prevent Trafficking for Labour Exploitation in China (CP-TING – Phase II) in Beijing on 17 March 2010.

  3. Press release

    ILO IPEC receives the Sahametrei Sena Medal for its contribution towards ending child labour in Cambodia

    12 March 2010,

    (ILO Cambodia) The Royal Government of Cambodia conferred the Sahametrei Sena Medal on Mr. MP Joseph, Chief Technical Advisor of IPEC’s Time Bound Programme Support Project in recognition of the ILO’s work in the area of child labour in Cambodia.

  4. Press release

    ILO, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs to discuss green jobs

    10 March 2010,

    The Indonesian Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs in association with the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia Pacific in Bangkok and the ILO Jakarta Office organized a workshop on green jobs at Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta, on Wednesday, 10 March 2010.

  5. Press release

    Thai Unions to promote decent work for persons with disabilities

    08 March 2010,

    (ILO Bangkok) The push for greater recognition in the workplace of the rights of people with disabilities has received a boost from Thai trade unions. Facilitated by the ILO, representatives of worker organizations met to discuss the role of trade unions in promoting the rights, employability and employment of women and men with disabilities at a workshop in Bangkok, 4-5 March. Following the meeting, it was agreed that a further consultation of people with disabilities would be conducted by worker organizations before approaching the authorities to advocate on their behalf.

  6. Press release

    International Women's Day: A dozen countries in Asia-Pacific say 'yes' in principle to international labour standard for domestic workers - global discussion at ILC in June

    05 March 2010,

    (Bangkok) Governments, worker and employer organizations in Asia and the Pacific have indicated their general support – in principle – of setting a new international labour standard which could offer better social protection to millions of domestic workers – defined as women and men – who earn their living by working in the homes of others.

  7. Press release

    ILO and FAO launch joint initiative to nurture peace, security and decent work in the Philippines; Government of Japan allocates 2.5 million USD for inter-agency programme

    04 March 2010,

    The ILO and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations will launch a new project to help fishers, farmers and workers in a Philippine province affected by conflict and natural disasters, in partnership with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

  8. Press release

    Climate change resiliency: helping Agusan del Norte farming communities

    24 February 2010,

    Everyday farmers are facing the effects of El Niño or long dry spell. About one-half of the Filipino labour force is engaged in agriculture. Farms are drying up due to climate change which can have a huge impact of incomes of farmers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) highlighted the need for innovative ways to avoid further damage on crops and incomes of farmers.

  9. Press release

    Thailand should overhaul its system of managing migrant labour; Opportunity exists to eventually act as a model for ASEAN

    19 February 2010,

    This seminar on labour migration policy in Thailand, jointly organized by the ILO, the Ministry of Labour and the Migrant Working Group, will be held in Bangkok on Tuesday 23 February 2010.

  10. Asia and the Pacific Region

    Decent work approach to recovery urged by Pacific Island labour ministers and social partners

    09 February 2010,

    Pacific Island Labour Ministers and social partners have reached an agreement to support a jobs-led recovery by promoting decent work in the Pacific region by adopting the Port Vila Statement on Decent Work and its accompanying ‘Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work’.