News and articles


  1. Occupational Safety and Health

    Singapore ratifies the Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 1981 (No. 155)

    12 June 2019,

    Singapore becomes the 68th ILO Member State to have ratified this key occupational safety and health instrument.

  2. Op-Ed for World Day Against Child Labour 2019

    “To be a child is to be a dreamer”

    12 June 2019,

    Not be breadwinners or burdened with adult responsibility. An opinion editorial by Ms Simrin Singh, Country Director, ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

  3. Press release

    Delegates affirm the central role of business in driving progress on human rights and inclusive growth in Asia

    12 June 2019,

    A conference discusses the place of government, business and civil society in advancing responsible business conduct.

  4. Child Labour

    Observing the World Day against Child Labour in Suva, Fiji

    12 June 2019,

    The ILO’s Convention on the Worst Forms of Child Labour, 1999 (No. 182) has achieved almost universal ratification by the ILO’s 187 member States, and the ratification rate of the Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138) is not far behind.

  5. Child labour

    Tuvalu ratifies Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention

    12 June 2019,

    Tuvalu is the 186th Member State to have ratified Convention No. 182.

  6. News

    Working hand in hand to strengthen OSH programmes at national and provincial level

    10 June 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO and its social partners continue to work together in creating a culture of prevention through the development of national OSH programme and building the capacity for OSH provincial stakeholders.

  7. Blog

    The Centenary International Labour Conference – What to expect

    08 June 2019,

    The Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) will be a gathering like no other. While the ILC is an annual event, this 108th Session of the Conference is taking place in the 100th year of the Organization. To mark this special occasion the focus will be on the profound transformations under way in the world of work, including the evolving role of the ILO in building a future of work we want.


    Save Smart Training of Trainers series launched in Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar

    07 June 2019,

    TRIANGLE in ASEAN, in partnership with Philippines-based NGO Atikha Overseas Workers and Communities Initiative, have hosted a three-part series “Save Smart Training of Trainers: Gender-Responsive Financial Literacy Training for Migrant Workers and their Families” in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Myanmar.

  9. Blog

    Captain Jasmin – Charting a sea change in a man’s world

    07 June 2019,

    When I began working on ships I would encounter negativity. The thought in people’s minds is ‘you can’t do the job’. They say it’s too physical, that women can’t do it... So you have to work ten times harder than the men.

  10. Partnership

    ILO, German development agency join hands to promote vocational training, green growth in Viet Nam

    05 June 2019,

    ILO Viet Nam and the Germany Agency for International Co-operation have agreed to join forces to provide more effective support to the Vietnamese Government in the areas of mutual interests.