News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Press release

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

    18 December 2019,

  6. ILO/UN Women study

    Public attitudes towards migrant workers remain unfavourable in ASEAN destination countries

    18 December 2019,

    Despite their positive contribution, public attitudes towards migrant workers remain unfavourable in ASEAN destination countries, new ILO and UN Women study reveals.

  7. News

    ILO celebrates 100 years of promoting decent work and advancing social justice

    16 December 2019,

    The ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia, its friends and supporters, came together to celebrate the end of 2019 which marked the 100 years anniversary of the Organisation.

  8. Forced Labour

    New Zealand renews commitment toward the elimination of forced labour

    16 December 2019,

    New Zealand has ratified the Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention becoming the 43rd ILO member State to do so

  9. Article

    Harmonizing minimum wage system

    13 December 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia

    An opinion editorial by Daniel Kostzer, the ILO's senior specialist on wages for Asia and the Pacific published by the Jakarta Post on 13 December 2019

  10. Interview

    Government’s continued efforts on social health protection essential to ensure healthy population

    13 December 2019,

    Marielle Phe Goursat, manager of ILO project on “Support to the extension of Social Health Protection in South East Asia”, discusses the project priorities and how to make Viet Nam’s social health insurance sustainable.