News and articles


  1. Women in STEM

    ILO and Thailand enhance women’s access to technical skills in electronics industry

    26 September 2019,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour of Thailand have developed a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) training program for women workers in the electronics sector. Minister of Labour M.R. Jatumongkol Sonakul presided the commencement ceremony for the first graduates.

  2. Press release

    ILO facilitates symposium to update Operational Manual for Sri Lankan Diplomatic Missions, enhancing protection and welfare for Sri Lankan migrant workers abroad.

    25 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and Maldives in partnership with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), facilitated a three-day symposium on ‘Enhancing protection and welfare for Sri Lankan migrant workers abroad’ on 18th – 20th September 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  3. Article

    China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019,

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

  4. Women in STEM

    Women in STEM career day: Empowering women through ICT skills

    18 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To promote greater involvement of women in ICT-related skills and jobs, the ILO in collaboration with BBPLK-Bekasi conducted a one-day women in STEM career day for young women to learn career options in STEM.

  5. News update

    ILO-led National Cooperative Policy of Sri Lanka

    17 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) welcomes cabinet approval received for the National Policy on Cooperatives.

  6. Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6

    ILO: Future of work strategies in Asia-Pacific should focus more on people than technologies

    16 September 2019,

    While planning for technological advancement takes top priority in national growth strategies across Asia-Pacific, ILO report highlights gaps in country policy responses to support people through future of work transitions.

  7. Network of Champions

    ILO builds momentum for women empowerment in India's Public Enterprises

    12 September 2019, New Delhi, India

    Against the backdrop of weak labour force participation of women in India, ILO supported the development of a network of champions to promote women's leadership in the country’s public enterprises.

  8. News

    International Day for South-South Cooperation

    12 September 2019,

    The United Nations' International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the South and highlights United Nations efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. The theme for this year is “From Commitment to Action — Follow up to Buenos Aires Plan of Action+40” focused on the implementation of the commitments adopted in the Plan of Action+40 (BAPA+40).

  9. Press release

    ILO and UNFCCC conducts Asia-Pacific region workshop on climate change responses and transition to decent work

    11 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) along with the UN Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) organized an Asia-Pacific region workshop to discuss maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative impacts of implementing climate change response measures.

  10. News

    How technology can provide greater opportunities for people with disabilities

    09 September 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    New technology can be an opportunity or a challenge for people with disabilities. An interactive discussion conducted by the ILO and its social partners explored possibilities offered by the technology in providing an equal employment opportunity.