News items

November 2012

  1. Young rural people need employment supports

    27 November 2012

    Young rural people, who are often left behind in education and training, need supports to get access to quality jobs. A forum organized by the International Labour Organization in the northern province of Phu Tho on 26 November listens to the voice of this important group and delivers their messages to policy-makers.

  2. Minister of Labour of Thailand presides Shrimp and Seafood industry signing of commitment to work against child labour and forced labour

    24 November 2012

    the Minister of Labour convened a meeting with key fisheries industry associations in order to promote action for protection against unacceptable forms of work.

  3. Reform process in Myanmar is irreversible, says ILO expert

    16 November 2012

    As US President Barack Obama heads to Myanmar, the ILO’s liaison officer in Yangon discusses the various changes this Southeast Asian country has been going through.

  4. Women should be better protected at workplaces

    14 November 2012

    The amended Labour Code is expected as a major step forward in promoting gender equality, particularly protecting women from sexual harassment at workplaces, but it is not enough to make female workers happy.

October 2012

  1. Asian-European labour ministers commit to fostering employment with focus on young people

    26 October 2012

    Labour ministers from Asian and European countries agreed on the need for policies to foster employment and create decent jobs amid the global credit crunch, stated the Hanoi Declaration on Employment and Social Protection – a Key to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth.

  2. Priority should be given to addressing job prospects deterioration: ILO Asia-Pacific Director

    25 October 2012

  3. Asia-Pacific: Quality and quantity of jobs dropping

    22 October 2012

    Slowing growth in many Asian countries has accentuated labour market challenges in a region that has the world’s largest youth population, and where precarious work is widespread.

September 2012

  1. ILO mission to Fiji aborted

    19 September 2012

    An ILO mission on freedom of association obliged to depart from Fiji without having completed its mandate.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.