News items

April 2017

  1. A new milestone: ILO-SAWS SCORE Project expanded to Beijing

    27 April 2017

    SCORE project in China achieved a new landmark. SAWS announced kicking off the project in Fangshan District today. “Occupational Safety and Health is a core mandate of the ILO. Securing the safety and health of workers in their workplaces is central to the ILO’s decent work agenda and the UN 2030 sustainable development goals“ said Nancy Leppink, Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection, and Occupational Safety and Health Branch of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in the launching ceremony.

  2. Better outcomes when National Employer Organizations (EO) support young entrepreneurs

    17 April 2017

    Young people are full of enthusiasm and eagerness to be successful. They are creative, innovative, and are tech savvy. They are employers and job creators and next generation of private sector leaders in an increasingly competitive and high tech world

  3. Summit recognizes better outcomes when investing in youth entrepreneurship

    17 April 2017

    The first Pacific Summit & Policy Dialogue on Youth Entrepreneurship was held from 5-7 April 2017 in Fiji and brought together young entrepreneurs, senior government officials and private sector representatives from 8 pacific countries.

  4. ILO welcomes major step to end child labour in India

    13 April 2017

    India will have ratified six out of eight ILO fundamental conventions.

  5. Calling for intensified efforts to improve labour law compliance in Indonesia

    07 April 2017

    Indonesian key labour actors have called for intensified and integrated efforts to improve and promote labour law compliance in Indonesia. They have also called for the modernization of the labour inspection function by moving from a traditional approach to a strategic labour compliance approach through the involvement and strengthened collaboration with multi-stakeholders.

March 2017

  1. SCORE Getting into the new stage

    31 March 2017

  2. ILO Director talks in HR Meet 2017

    29 March 2017

  3. ILO and China endorse a new decent work country programme

    28 March 2017

    The Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) for China 2016-2020 launched on Monday, 27 March 2017. The DWCP 2016-2020 serves as the mid-term ILO programming framework for the work of the ILO in China with full engagement of Government, Workers’ and Employers’ Organization.

  4. Productive enterprises, safe and healthy workers

    22 March 2017

    On 9 March 2017, the ILO and SAWS jointly carried out the workshop on ILO-SAWS SCORE Piloting Program Mid-term Review in Deqing County, Zhejiang Province. 80 representatives from the national and local SAWS, local government officials, participating factories and other stakeholders attended the event. Ambitious goal has been set during the meeting that 500 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Zhejiang Province will be reached and carry out SCORE Project in the coming years.

  5. Indigenous people need help to secure government jobs in Bangladesh

    19 March 2017

    A study has highlighted how job reservation policies could be adjusted to help more indigenous and tribal peoples (ITPs) secure government jobs in Bangladesh.

  6. ILO and ETI to aid SMEs in Guangdong that supply international brands

    17 March 2017

    On 15 March 2017, the ILO Office for China and Mongolia and Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) launched a project to improve the productivity, competiveness and sustainability of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, under the ILO’s Sustaining Competitive and Responsible Enterprises or SCORE program.

  7. Lok Sabha passes the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016

    10 March 2017

    On March 9 Lok Sabha passed the amendments to the Maternity Benefit Act. The bill is aimed at benefiting about 1.8 million women in the organized sector.

  8. 329th Session of the Governing Body

    09 March 2017

    Worker, employer and government representatives of the executive body of the ILO will discuss global employment and social challenges, review basic labour rights and the ILO programme and budget proposals for 2018-19.

  9. Women in Asia: High contribution, little rewards

    01 March 2017

    Women's labour force participation has either fallen or remained stagnant across Asia says the ILO ahead of International Women’s Day. An ILO book reviews the role of women in Asia’s economic transformation and highlights the barriers they face in the region’s labour market.

  10. Upholding the rights of indigenous peoples in Asia: A key to address climate change

    01 March 2017

    Around two thirds of the world’s indigenous peoples live in Asia. An ILO study reviews the legal and policy frameworks which tackle the challenges they face and highlights the pivotal role they play in combating climate change and building resilient societies.

February 2017

  1. Strengthening the maritime sector in the Pacific

    09 February 2017

    ILO training on the implementation of and reporting on the Martime Labour Convention 2006

  2. Workers', employers', and government's representatives from Afghanistan start a training on employment for resilience

    06 February 2017

    The official Opening Ceremony of the One Year Training Programme on Employment Policies: moving from fragility to resilience – tailored for Afghanistan took place at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi, India. The event is the first in a series of eight modules that will train 30 participants from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSAMD) of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as well as representatives of Workers’ and Employers’ Organizations in the country.

  3. Inspection checklist a new step in labour inspectorate reform

    02 February 2017

    A new inspection checklist developed by the Department of Inspections for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) with the support of ILO’s RMG programme funded by Canada, the Netherlands and United Kingdom came into force on 1 January 2017. It marks another major step in the process of creating a modern, credible and transparent labour inspectorate for Bangladesh. ILO Programme Officer Hasina Begum explains just why the check list is so important.

January 2017

  1. Call for Expression of Interest (EOI): Develop Job Portal and Labour Market database system

    20 January 2017

    The ILO Nepal is looking for development of user friendly job portal with LMI database system for KOICA funded ILO's LIfE Project to facilitate registration with relevant informration and better job matching for both job seekers and employers.

  2. Sri Lanka ratifies the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 (MLC, 2006)

    12 January 2017

    Sri Lanka is the 81st ILO member State and the 16th Asian State to have ratified the Convention