News and articles


  1. Women in STEM

    ILO holds first STEM for Workforce Readiness Technical Working Group Meeting

    30 January 2020, Makati, Philippines

    With the goal of developing an overall strategy on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) for Workforce Readiness and Development, the ILO hosted the first Technical Working Group Meeting with the support of the JP Morgan Chase Foundation.

  2. News

    Indonesia to build a new scheme to protect the unemployed

    29 January 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO with support from the Fast Retailing Co. Ltd commenced a new project to help Indonesia developing an effective mechanism for the unemployed through employment insurance, re-skilling and up-skilling programme and improved public employment service.

  3. Social health protection

    Lao PDR Health Insurance Reform allows 70 year old to access to healthcare for the first time

    29 January 2020,

    70-year old’s first experience of medical treatment illustrates progress of Lao PDR’s social health protection system since implementing a National Health Insurance scheme to promote universal health coverage.

  4. ILO Seminar Report of 28th January

    Increasing importance of constructive industrial relations in supply chains in Asia

    28 January 2020,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and Japan Council of Metalworkers' Unions (JCM) conducted a training seminar to promote constructive labour-management relationship in supply chains in Asia

  5. India and the ILO

    Praises, Promises and a Postal Stamp!

    22 January 2020,

    Government of India (GoI) and Ministry of Labour and Employment (MOLE) launched two compendiums and a postal stamp to honour the ILO’s contributions to the country.

  6. © Chor Sokunthea / World Bank 2020

    World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2020

    Insufficient paid work affects almost half a billion people, new ILO report shows

    20 January 2020,

    A lack of decent work combined with rising unemployment and persisting inequality is making it increasingly difficult for people to build better lives through their work, according to the latest edition of the ILO’s global report on employment and social trends.

  7. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    “100 days without accidents” builds up momentum for work safety

    17 January 2020,

    A campaign promotes the links between work safety and productivity in the woodwork and supporting industries in Viet Nam.

  8. Decent Work in Fishing

    8th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference

    15 January 2020,

    The Eighth ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference on the theme “Securing Decent Work in the Fisheries Sector through Labour Inspection in ASEAN” was held from 18-19 December 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

  9. Labour inspection

    Campaign improves law compliance in Dong Nai’s woodwork industry

    12 January 2020,

    The 2019 Labour Inspection Campaign included a mix of inspection, training and communication activities which engaged employers and workers in the industry nationwide to raise their awareness of the importance of labour law compliance.

  10. News

    Myanmar: Future lawyers introduced to the key concepts and benefits of responsible business practices

    11 January 2020,

    A presentation to law students excites interest in the benefits of improving conditions in Myanmar’s workplaces.