News and articles


  1. Press release

    Experts seek ways to diffuse safety and health 'Time Bomb'

    08 October 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO holds a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Safety and Health in Shipbreaking aimed at adopting guidelines for responsible ship dismantling and revise and adopt provisions for improved safety and health in shipbreaking.

  2. Press release

    Decent Work Agenda Gaining Ground in South-East Asia and the Pacific

    08 October 2003, NEW ZEALAND

    Government, employer and worker representatives from 10 countries in South-East Asia and the Pacific reaffirm their commitment to promoting decent work in their national agendas as part of an effort to reduce poverty and generate employment opportunities.

  3. Press release

    ILO Welcomes Timor-Leste, Vanuatu into the Fold

    06 October 2003, NEW ZEALAND

    The ILO formally welcomes new member states Timor-Leste and Vanuatu during an opening ceremony for the first South-East Asia and Pacific Sub-Regional Tripartite Forum on Decent Work in Auckland.

  4. Press release

    Turbulent Times for Tourism Employment

    12 September 2003, BANGKOK

    A new ILO report analysing the Asia Pacific tourism industry introduced at a Tripartite Regional Meeting on Employment in the Tourism Industry in Asia and the Pacific.

  5. Press release

    ILO Conference to consider jobs crisis in Asian and Pacific Tourism

    09 September 2003, BANGKOK

    Government, employer and worker representatives from 18 countries in Asia and the Pacific gather at an ILO meeting to discuss the jobs crisis in the region's vital tourism sector and consider employment and social policies for the future.

  6. Press release

    Seminar to Focus on Revision of Labour Laws

    18 August 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO, American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FIS) and the Arom Pongpangan Foundation jointly host a workshop on the revision of Thai labour laws.

  7. Press release

    Plight of Agricultural Workers in the Spotlight

    14 August 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organizes seminar with representatives from 21 Asia and the Pacific countries, focusing on improving the conditions for agricultural workers in the region.

  8. Press release

    Labour Migration

    27 July 2003, BANGKOK

    Representatives of government, employer and worker groups attends ILO regional tripartite meeting assessing the opportunities and challenges facing countries in the region amid continuing demand for migrant labour.

  9. Press release

    ILO Regional Tripartite Meeting on Challenges to Labour Migration Policy and Management in Asia

    26 June 2003, BANGKOK

    ILO’s Regional Tripartite Meeting, brings together representatives from governments, employer and worker groups from 21 countries in Asia and the Pacific to review migration trends and issues in relation to economic and social development in the region.

  10. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour Marked around the World

    11 June 2003, BANGKOK

    World Day against Child Labour focuses on the trafficking of children, as it is estimated that 1.2 million children are compelled through trafficking into various forms of unwanted work, ranging from hazardous of forced labour to sexual exploitation.