News and events


  1. Press release

    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme provides humanitarian relief to migrant workers in response to COVID-19 outbreak in Samut Sakhon

    04 January 2021

    ILO has approved a grant to support assistance for migrant workers affected by COVID-19 in Samut Sakhon, Thailand


  1. Press release

    ILO and Singapore cooperation on labour issues to continue

    29 December 2020

    Extension of Partnership Agreement between International Labour Organization and Singapore Ministry of Manpower will see continuation of collaboration and joint activities throughout the ASEAN region.

  2. Publication

    H&M-ILO Cooperation

    23 December 2020

    Fact-sheet, December 2020

  3. News

    ILO in Iraq joins forces with local authorities in Dohuk to implement employment-intensive interventions

    18 December 2020

    Supported by the Government of the Netherlands, the collaboration will help generate decent jobs for forcibly displaced persons and host community members in Iraq through water irrigation maintenance and solid waste management.

  4. News

    Cooperation initiative between Turkey and Colombia will foster capacities for access to decent work for all during and beyond COVID-19

    17 December 2020

    Decent work is the root of social cohesion and the catalyst for employment opportunities and social protection as well as an essential response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With this in mind, the ILO facilitated two webinars on labour market governance, inclusive employment policies and access to social protection within the framework of the “South-south triangular cooperation (SSTC) initiative between Turkey and Colombia”.

  5. Press release

    Joint UN Programme To Support Collaboration and Effective Labour Migration Governance Launched on Eve of International Migrants Day

    17 December 2020

    The programme will work closely with the 12 member states of the Colombo Process to facilitate international co-operation on labour migration issues across South, South East and East Asia.

  6. Publication

    BRICS-ILO Cooperation

    17 December 2020

  7. © ILO 2021

    APESO 2020

    81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

    15 December 2020

    Pandemic leads to huge reduction in working hours, reverses job growth and pushes millions into working poverty.

  8. ILO Partnership

    ILO and the Government of Norway sign a new partnership agreement on skills development and lifelong learning for the Future of Work

    15 December 2020

  9. Our impact, their voices

    The Voice of the Silent: A social campaign to promote inclusive and equal employment opportunities

    10 December 2020

    The new company member of the Indonesia Business and Disability Network (IBDN), Burger King Indonesia, shares benefits gained by employing people with disabilities. The IBDN is supported by the ILO, Ministry of Manpower and the Indonesia Employers’ Association (Apindo).