News and articles

2007

  1. Press release

    Statement from the ILO on detained labour activists in Myanmar

    12 September 2007, BANGKOK

    The ILO calls upon the government to review and reverse the sentences of six labour activists in Myanmar.The persons concerned should be released without delay.

  2. Press release

    Nepal ratifies ILO Forced Labour Convention

    04 September 2007, KATHMANDU

    On 16 August, the Legislative Parliament of Nepal approved the ratification of the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (No.105) adopted by the ILO in 1957.

  3. Press release

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) in South-East Asia

    03 September 2007, BANGKOK

    Labour productivity in South-East Asia and the Pacific[1] is “stagnant” compared to the rest of Asia , and not enough employment opportunities are being created, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in a new report published today.

  4. Press release

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) in South Asia

    03 September 2007, BANGKOK

    South Asia shows significant progress in productivity and working poverty, but low female labour force participation misses productivity potential

  5. Press release

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) in East Asia

    03 September 2007, BANGKOK

    ILO report says East Asia's labour productivity doubles in 10 years, but still lags behind the US.

  6. Press release

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

    03 September 2007, GENEVE

    New ILO report says US leads the world in labour productivity, some regions are catching up, most lag behind; Major cause of world poverty is waste of workers' productivity potential

  7. Press release

    Young people demand they be consulted in the fight against human trafficking: pledges and high level meetings 'not enough' to prevent trafficking in Southeast Asia

    01 September 2007,

    Southeast Asian children and young people exposed to the risks of human trafficking are raising their voices demanding a greater say in national and sub-regional action to prevent the labour and sexual exploitation that result from trafficking.

  8. Press release

    ILO to launch new report on Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM)

    29 August 2007, BANGKOK

    The ILO is to issue its latest biennial “Key Indicators of the Labour Market” (KILM), which provides a comprehensive analysis of the global labour market using world and regional estimates and country-level data.

  9. Press release

    Japanese MP visits ILO

    24 August 2007, BANGKOK

    Ms Mayumi Moriyama, President of the Japanese Parliamentarians’ League on the ILO Activities and Member of the House of Representatives, visited Thailand from 19 to 23 August to familiarize herself with ILO activities in Asia Pacific region. 

  10. Press release

    ILO Symposium at the 8th Regional Congress on Asia and the Pacific in Sri Lanka

    17 August 2007, COLOMBO

    The ILO is to hold a symposium on 21 August at the 8th Regional Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Colombo.