News and Press releases


  1. Joint ILO-IOM OpEd

    Fewer risks, higher rewards: The promise of better labour migration governance in ASEAN

    13 February 2018,

    OpEd By Ms. Tomoko Nishimoto, Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific of the International Labour Organization and Dr. Nenette Motus, Regional Director for the International Organization for Migration in Asia and the Pacific.

  2. Press release

    ILO to launch “We have the same right” campaign in Lampung

    09 February 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    A campaign to improve the working conditions of domestic workers in Indonesia titled “We Have the Same Right” by reaching out to their employers and the public at large will be launched by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bandar Lampung, on Saturday, 10 February, at Boemi Kedaton XXI, Lampung.

  3. Press release

    ILO to launch “We have the same right” campaign in three cities

    08 February 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ‘We Have the Same Right’ Campaign focuses on the employers of domestic workers – encouraging them to uphold the rights of domestic workers in their own homes. The Campaign will be launched in three cities: Lampung, Makassar and Malang.

  4. © Asrian Mirza / ILO 2018

    Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

    ILO, UN Women and the OECD launch International Coalition to boost equal pay for women at work in Asia and the Pacific

    01 February 2018,

    This strategic, multi-stakeholder partnership will assist UN Member States, in collaboration with employers’ and workers’ and other key stakeholders, in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which calls for equal pay for work of equal value and seeks gender equality and women’s empowerment.​

  5. Better Work

    ILO Flagship programme launches strategy to enhance gender equality in the garment industry

    31 January 2018,

  6. News

    Milestone attained with take-off of contractor training programme

    29 January 2018, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The ERA Agro-Forestry Project seeks at capacitating 40 contractors, together with central government and municipal officials to construct and supervise rural roads within agro-forestry areas.

  7. National OSH month

    Toward stronger occupational safety and health prevention culture in Indonesia

    29 January 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In conjunction with the commemoration of the National Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Month, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National OSH Council (DK3N) is conducting an interactive discussion title “Hazards at the Workplace, the Importance of OSH” as part of the efforts to raise the awareness regarding the importance of OSH at the workplace as a response to recent national OSH incidents.

  8. Press release

    Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Human Trafficking

    24 January 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs awards the ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives a new project: “Equipping Sri Lanka to Counter Trafficking in Persons (EQUIP)”

  9. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2018

    Employment in Asia-Pacific continues to grow but often remains of poor quality

    22 January 2018,

    ILO’s flagship report shows that despite sustained job growth, decent work deficits and informality challenge prospects of further reduction in working poverty in Asia and the Pacific.

  10. News

    ILO/Myanmar: Agreements on forced labour extended to 31 December 2018

    22 January 2018,