News and articles


  1. Forced Labour

    Japan reinforces its commitment to fight against forced labour

    19 July 2022,

    Japan becomes the 177th Member State to ratify Convention No. 105

  2. Press release

    Electronics sector looks for brighter future by addressing skills gaps, bettering working conditions

    15 July 2022,

    Promoting social dialogue and workplace compliance is key to sustain the growth of Viet Nam’s key industry.

  3. Youth entrepreneurship

    ILO co-convenes dialogue on youth entrepreneurship ecosystem in Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with UNDP, Commonwealth Secretariat, Islamic Development Bank and UNESCAP

    15 July 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    The first workshop was held to discuss creating a Strategic Intelligence Hub for Youth Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Asia and the Pacific.

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    Gender equality

    Women in the health and care sector earn 24 per cent less than men

    13 July 2022,

    The most comprehensive global analysis of gender pay inequalities in the health and care sector finds that women face a larger gender pay gap than other economic sectors.

  5. Op-ed

    Domestic workers should be entitled to social protection too

    12 July 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    Jointly written by Ms Geraldine Ansart, Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Thailand, Mr Graeme Buckley, Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) for Thailand, Cambodia, and Lao People’s Democratic Republic, and Ms Sarah Knibbs, Officer-in-Charge for the United Nations Organization for the Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women) for Asia and the Pacific.

  6. World Day Against Child Labour 2022

    Call for Action: Accelerating efforts towards prevention and elimination of child labour

    08 July 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan

    In commemoration of World Day Against Child Labour (WDACL), the ILO hosted a symposium under Asia Regional Child Labour (ARC) Project.

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    Rural economy

    Workers in rural areas face severe decent work deficits

    07 July 2022,

    About 80 per cent of the world’s poor live in rural areas where they face governance gaps, informality, underdeveloped production systems, limited access to public services and inadequate social protection coverage.

  8. Social protection

    The ILO supports China to promote common prosperity in partnership with Zhejiang University

    07 July 2022,

    On Thursday, 7 July 2022, the ILO and Zhejiang University (ZJU) launched a joint research on labour and social protection policy innovation for common prosperity in Zhejiang province.

  9. Fifth meeting of the Social Protection, Freedom and Justice for Workers Network

    Expand social protection coverage to limit the effects of the pandemic, say trade unions

    05 July 2022,

    Trade union leaders and representatives from around the world agreed that extending social protection coverage and strengthening social protection systems is of highest priority. The fallout from the pandemic has underlined the need for governments to make social protection a reality for all.

  10. Labour intensive employment

    ILO is set to rehabilitate roads in the Greater Sepik Region in Papua New Guinea under the EU-Funded UN Joint STREIT PNG Programme

    04 July 2022,

    ILO through the EU-STREIT PNG Programme creates employment opportunities for rural populations in the Sepik region by applying employment-intensive work methods in road maintenance works to improve the access of farming communities to markets.