International labour standards resources

March 2024

  1. Indonesia establishes the first MRC for migrant fishing vessel crews in Pemalang Regency

    25 March 2024

    The ILO supports the establishment of the first Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) for Indonesian migrant fishing vessel crews to ensure their labour rights and to be free from exploitation and forced labour at sea.

  2. Women workers call to implement ILO Convention 190

    22 March 2024

    The ILO Rural Sectors Project started the celebration of Women’s Month through a forum focused on the prevention of gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, anchoring on the Philippine Government’s ratification of the Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190).

  3. From provinces to regencies, BWI joins hands with Indonesian Government to improve working conditions

    13 March 2024

    Better Work Indonesia, a joint programme of ILO and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), strengthens its cooperation with the Ministry of Manpower at provincial, regency and city levels through an coordination alignment workshop.

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    Pakistan’s tanning and leather industries : An overview of trends and labour and environmental conditions

    11 March 2024

    The report identifies opportunities for macro level areas of leverage to drive improved compliance with national and international labour standards (including market access and preferential tariff treatment) as well as micro-level interventions to strengthen the capacities of enterprises to comply with national and international labour and environmental standards.

  5. ILO and trade unions strengthen collaboration with Central Java on labour rights for fishers

    06 March 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab and Trade Union’s in the Fishing Sector conducted a series of activities to strengthen collaboration with Central Java’s relevant stakeholders in fishing sector

February 2024

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    Thailand and International Labour Organization agree work priorities thru 2027

    28 February 2024

    Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2023-27 sets out key areas for cooperation between ILO and its government, employer and worker constituents in Thailand.

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    Migrant Resource Centre reduces migrant fishers’ vulnerability at sea

    27 February 2024

    Lack of access to information on migration has made migrant fishers vulnerable to exploitation. The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme and the Indonesian Migrant Worker Union (SBMI) have set up a Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) to better protect Indonesian migrant fishers.

  3. New Forms of Employment and Labour Protection in China

    20 February 2024

    The objective of this paper is to provide a panoramic description and analysis of the diversity of the new forms of employment that have been emerging in China, with the focus on their background, the main types, the status quo of labour rights protection, and the government's responses to the challenges of labour regulations brought by NFE. Finally, on the basis of the above, the paper puts forward corresponding policy recommendations on how to improve workers' protection in new forms of Employment.

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    Local authorities at district and village levels play a key role in protecting migrant fishing boat crews from forced labour at sea

    07 February 2024

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme, in collaboration with its trade union partner, builds the capacity of local authorities of Pemalang district, known for its fishing industry, to better protect their migrant fishers through a Migrant Worker Resource Centre.

January 2024

  1. Statement by the ILO on fireworks factory explosion in Thailand

    19 January 2024

    Death of workers highlights the need for greater focus on preventative occupational safety and health.