News and articles


  1. News

    Bangladesh labour inspectorate rolls out digitalized system to monitor all industries

    09 January 2020,


  1. ILO100 in Viet Nam

    2019: Viet Nam’s labour issues in pictures

    30 December 2019,

    Look back at the events that shaped the year 2019 in labour and employment areas in Viet Nam

  2. Interview

    A modus operandi for bringing accountability in workplace safety

    30 December 2019, Dhaka

  3. Interview

    Labour shortage, automation and workers’ organizations – Challenges or opportunities?

    27 December 2019,

    Dr Chang-Hee Lee, ILO Viet Nam Director, explains how these new factors have an impact on workplace management.

  4. Maritime Labour Convention

    Cook Islands ratifies the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)

    19 December 2019,

    Cook Islands is the 96th Member State of the ILO to have ratified the Convention

  5. Ship to Shore Rights

    How a simple upgrade to Thai fishing vessels can help reduce forced labour

    19 December 2019,

    A case study from a new ILO report on Thailand’s fishing labour market highlights a solution to improve working conditions and reduce forced labour in the sector through simple technical upgrades on fishing vessels.

  6. Interview

    The future of skills includes attributes such as leadership quality, critical thinking, innovation and lifelong learning

    18 December 2019,

    Daily Star has featured Technical Education on their Special supplement on education. Current situation of the skills gap in Bangladesh, the prevailing challenges and solutions, and ILO’s Skills Development initiatives discussed by an analytical interview with Kishore Kumar Singh, Chief Technical Adviser of ILO's European Union funded Skills 21 project.

  7. ILO 100 on skills development

    Closing the gap in skills development through the acceleration of digital and e-learning programmes

    18 December 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The advancement of digitalization and technology has eliminated time and space boundaries, providing an opportunity for people living in rural areas to have a greater access to good quality training at an affordable cost through distance and e-learning.

  8. Press release

    The Maldives Celebrates the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Century of Advancing Social Justice and Decent Work

    18 December 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The centenary celebrations were graced by His H.E. Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of the Republic of the Maldives.

  9. Press release

    EU, ILO and Chinese Ministry of Human resources partner to promote universal social protection in China

    18 December 2019,