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    ILO welcomes ASEAN Declaration protecting migrant workers and families in crisis situations

    22 May 2023

    The Declaration is an important step towards reducing vulnerability and enhancing welfare of migrant workers in the region.

  2. Ensuring Safety and Health for All Workers in Myanmar: A Fundamental Right

    27 April 2023

    In marking World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the ILO calls for increased efforts in workplaces to cultivate a safe and healthy working environment.

  3. Australian Minister visits ILO Migrant Worker Resource Center

    26 April 2023

    Australian Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon. Andrew Giles MP, met with migrant workers and support providers in the Mae Sot District, Tak Province.

  4. Australian Ambassador to ASEAN meets migrant workers and support providers in Thailand

    18 April 2023

    A visit to the Migrant Resource Centre, supported by the TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, provided an opportunity to speak with migrant workers and the organizations providing support.

  5. ILO calls on workplaces to accelerate action against violence and harassment

    08 March 2023

    With a growth in work in digital spaces, workplaces must take action to tackle online violence and harassment and implement the ILO’s Violence and Harassment Convention.


  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

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    ILO calls for the unconditional release of Thet Hnin Aung, General Secretary of the Myanmar Industries Craft and Services Trade Union Federation

    08 December 2022

    ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo, calls for immediate release of imprisoned trade unionist and all others arbitrarily detained since military takeover.

  3. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  4. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  5. Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

    28 November 2022

    Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.