27 May 2020
The ILO’s latest analysis of the labour market impact of COVID-19 exposes the devastating and disproportionate effect on young workers, and analyses measures being taken to create a safe return to work environment.
22 May 2020
Return to work policies should be informed by a human-centred approach that puts rights and international labour standards at the heart of economic, social and environmental strategies and ensures that policy guidance is embedded in national occupational safety and health systems.
29 April 2020
The latest ILO data on the labour market impact of the COVID-19 pandemic reveals the devastating effect on workers in the informal economy and on hundreds of millions of enterprises worldwide.
07 April 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a catastrophic effect on working hours and earnings, globally. A new ILO report highlights some of the worst affected sectors and regions, and outlines policies to mitigate the crisis.
30 March 2020
New guidelines issued by ILO and UNICEF call on enterprises to do more to support working families during the pandemic.
19 March 2020
An initial assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the global world of work says the effects will be far-reaching, pushing millions of people into unemployment, underemployment and working poverty, and proposes measures for a decisive, co-ordinated and immediate response.
12 February 2020
The agreement has strong labour and environment requirements for sustainable development.
12 December 2019
The ILO programme has supported hundreds of garment factories to earn significant gains in quality of life for workers and enhance productivity and profitability in the past 10 years.
Migrating in ASEAN with a mobile phone: Gender gaps are not only in migrants’ salaries, but also in digital access
29 November 2019
The increasingly widespread access to and use of the Internet in the ASEAN region has meant that more migrant workers are now seeking information using social media platforms. However, obtaining accurate and reliable information is still a challenge, not to mention gender gaps in digital access that women migrant workers face.
20 November 2019
The event hears that the time is right for Viet Nam to integrate responsible business practices into its policies and corporate operations.
29 October 2019
The ILO reiterates its commitment to enabling rights-based governance of labour migration.
12 September 2019
The competition aims at encouraging quality reporting on labour migration to better protect migrant workers’ rights.
29 July 2019
On World Day against Trafficking in Persons (30 July), the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights the link between labour migration, debt bondage and human trafficking, and calls for continued efforts to improve labour migration governance and reduce exploitation.
11 July 2019
The 2019 Regulating for Decent Work prize has been won by a Vietnamese researcher for a study of the conditions of female migrant workers in Myanmar’s garment factories. The prize was presented during the 6th Regulating for Decent Work conference, hosted by the ILO.
18 April 2019
National, local and regional governments and non-governmental organizations are encouraged to showcase decent work policies that help youth reach their full potential.
18 April 2019
A new report on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), published ahead of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April, reviews the ILO’s 100 years of achievements, and reveals some of the emerging challenges and opportunities in creating better working environments.
17 April 2019
Representatives of governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations agree more must be done, and urgently, to manage the millions of tonnes of e-waste produced each year.
ILO welcomes Joint Statement of the ASEAN Trade Union Council and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers
05 April 2019
On 4 to 5 April 2019, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) held its second Joint Dialogue on labour migration in Manila, The Philippines, supported by the ILO.
27 March 2019
There are numerous challenges in labour law compliance in this sector, notably in overtime, labour contracts, unemployment benefits, occupational safety and health, and social insurance.
29 January 2019
An ILO study with data from the General Statistics Office found that around 40 per cent of employed young people had found their jobs by asking friends and family.