News and articles


  1. Labour migration and recruitment

    National Consultation: Role of intermediaries /subagents in the foreign employment recruitment process

    27 June 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan

    A national consultation hosted by International Labour Organization (ILO) on "Role of intermediaries / subagents in the foreign employment recruitment process” at Islamabad, Pakistan to propose a set of policy recommendations including endorsement of national emigration and welfare labour policy.

  2. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

    'Fiji Enterprise Engine' 2022 business accelerator programme launched

    27 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    The Fiji Enterprise Engine (FEE) business accelerator programme’s latest cohort – ‘FEE-X’ – was officially launched by the Attorney General and Minister for Economy, Hon. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Suva today.

  3. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

    Fijian MSMEs celebrated on International Day

    27 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    Today marks International Day of MSMEs (micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises) – a day dedicated to celebrating the work of local MSMEs who form the backbone of societies globally.

  4. Trade union capacity building

    Indonesian trade unions enhance their capacity to promote collective bargaining and dispute resolution in palm oil sector

    27 June 2022, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    The ILO through its Advancing Workers’ Rights in Indonesia and Malaysia’s Palm Oil Sector project enhances the capacity of trainers and branch leaders of the national trade union confederations and their federations to improve conditions of work and promote social dialogue for dispute resolution.

  5. Labour migration

    High-level Dialogue on the New Regional Framework on Climate Mobility concludes

    24 June 2022,

    The regional dialogue was facilitated through the PCCMHS programme led by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) alongside the International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Platform on Disaster Displacement (PDD) and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS). The joint-agency PCCMHS programme is funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the New Zealand Aid Programme.

  6. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

    24 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights trends in employment, wages and productivity the Asian garment, footwear and textiles industry.

  7. Labour intensive employment

    Creating decent income-earning opportunities for rural communities in Papua New Guinea under road maintenance programme

    23 June 2022, Wewak, Papua New Guinea

    ILO through the EU-STREIT PNG Programme creates employment opportunities for rural populations in the Sepik region by applying employment-intensive work methods in road maintenance works to improve the access of farming communities to markets.

  8. Harmonisation of skills and qualifications

    Towards a South Asian Qualification Reference Framework

    23 June 2022,

    The International Labour Organization for Sri Lanka and the Maldives (ILO) jointly with Sri Lanka's Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC) hosted a virtual awareness session on the South Asian Qualification Reference Framework (SAQRF) on 23 June 2022. A fruitful discussion was held with the active participation of nearly 90 stakeholders.

  9. Press release

    ILO supports the launch of Indonesia’s first Trade Unions’ Network in the Fishing Sector

    23 June 2022, Bandung, Indonesia

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme together with the Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) supported the launch of a Trade Unions’ Network in the fishing sector aiming to foster a common voice between trade unions and to reinforce bilateral and tripartite social dialogue in the fishing sector.

  10. Press release

    Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income protection to victims of work-related accidents and occupational diseases

    22 June 2022, Dhaka, Bangladesh