News items

September 2012

  1. ILO announces action plan to boost workplace safety in Pakistani factories

    17 September 2012

    ILO sets out a series of short and medium-term measures in response to the deaths of more than 260 workers in a garment factory in Karachi.

  2. Landmark treaty for domestic workers to come into force

    05 September 2012

    The ILO’s Convention on Domestic Workers has now been ratified by two countries, meaning it will come into effect in a year’s time. The Convention extends basic labour rights to tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  3. Sexual harassment at workplace Bill passed in India

    04 September 2012

August 2012

  1. Philippines ratification marks global milestone for decent work for seafarers

    20 August 2012

    The Philippines is the 30th Member to have its ratification registered and join the group of the “first 30” ILO countries to demonstrate their commitment to ensuring decent work for seafarer and a level playing field for quality shipowners.

  2. Viet Nam’s pension scheme reform needed: ILO Report

    02 August 2012

  3. Representing the UN at the Hibiscus festival

    01 August 2012

    The ILO, as chair of the United Nations Working Group on Youth in the Pacific, collaborated with the Miss Hibiscus competition in Fiji to highlight UN’s work for youth in the Pacific region.

July 2012

  1. Improving delivery of entrepreneurship training to disadvantaged youth

    12 July 2012

    Trainers of ILO’s entrepreneurship programme, Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB), shared their experiences in training disadvantaged youth in Masbate, Antique, Maguindanao and Agusan del Sur, during the Refresher Workshop for Master Trainers and Trainers of SIYB in May 2012.

June 2012

  1. ILO survey: 5.5 million working children in the Philippines

    27 June 2012

    The government has announced it is scaling up the campaign to put an end to the worst forms of child labour by 2016.

  2. Viet Nam ratifies the ILO Convention No.122 on Employment Policy- a significant step forward.

    22 June 2012

  3. ILSSA-OECD-ILO-Hans Siedel Foundation event

    11 June 2012

    The ILO co-organised a workshop on Social Cohesion together with the Institute of Labour, Science and Social Affairs (ILSSA), the OECD, and the Hans Siedel Foundation in 30 May 2012. The event was chaired by Viceminister of the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Trong Dam

  4. Singapore Ratifies the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187)

    11 June 2012

    The Government of Singapore deposited the instrument of ratification for the Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health Convention, 2006 (No. 187) with the International Labour Office on 11 June 2012. Singapore is the 23rd member State to ratify the Convention.

May 2012

  1. Launching Ceremony of the project on “Occupational Safety and Health in hazardous industries in Viet Nam” and National Workshop on “Strengthening OSH in hazardous industries in Viet Nam”

    29 May 2012

    The ILO Country Office for Viet Nam and Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) are launching the project on “Occupational Safety and Health in hazardous work in Vietnam – RAS/12/50M/JPN” and organizing a National Workshop on “Strengthening OSH in hazardous industries in Vietnam” on 12 June, 2012 in Hanoi under the approval of the Vietnamese Government dated 17 Feb 2012 and MOLISA’s Decision No. 601/QD/-LDTBXH dated 17th May 2012.

  2. DWCP 2012-2016 Signing Ceremony

    25 May 2012

    The Government of Viet Nam, the workers’ and employers’ organizations and the ILO signed the new Decent Work Country Program 2012-2016 on 24 May 2012.

  3. Aung San Suu Kyi to address the ILO’s International Labour Conference

    22 May 2012

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) has announced that Ms Aung San Suu Kyi - Chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar - will attend the 101st International Labour Conference.

  4. Philippine tripartite-plus stakeholders discuss ethical recruitment in the health sector

    18 May 2012

    On 17 May 2012, the ILO, with the leadership of Philippines’ Department of Health (DOH) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), and in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), organized a participatory workshop whose goal was to contribute to the monitoring of the implementation of the 2010 WHO Global Code of Practice on International Recruitment of Health Personnel. The event brought together more than 50 representatives from various government agencies, workers and employers organizations, recruitment agencies and health professional organizations.

  5. Advocates walk for a child-labour free Bukidnon

    15 May 2012

    Bukidnon - Around 3,000 anti-child labour advocates, government officials and programme partners flooded the street of Malaybalay City during the Walk for a Child Labour-Free Bukidnon held on Labour Day, 1 May.

April 2012

  1. Seminar on Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in a Green Economy

    27 April 2012

    To respond to the World day for Safety and Health at Work, ILO Country office for Viet Nam collaborated with MOLISA organize a Meeting and other information activities on 26 April 2012. The Day this year focuses on the topic “Promoting Occupational Safety and Health in a Green Economy.

  2. HIV and AIDS workplace prevention: sharing experiences between India and Tajikistan

    24 April 2012

    On April 24 First Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection of the Republic of Tajikistan Emin Sanginov met with Director of ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India Tine Staermose, launching a five-day study mission on HIV and AIDS and the world of the work for the Tajik delegation of tripartite constituents.

  3. National photo competition and exhibition to observe the World Day Against Child Labour 2012

    09 April 2012

    Time Bound Project has an initiative to organize a national photo competition and exhibition to observe the World Day against Child Labour 2012 in collaboration with the Bureau of Child Protection and Care under MOLISA, and financial contribution from other international organizations such as World Vision, Save the Children... The first activity has been organized on Friday, 6th April 2012 - the Press Announcement which has attracted around 80 journalists and representatives from different agencies/organizations to attend and post news on their newspapers/website.

  4. ILO launches a video contest on Decent Work for Youth

    02 April 2012