20 February 2019,
The ILO held a workshop on strategic compliance planning on occupational safety and health (OSH) on 6-8 February 2019 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, supported by a Vision Zero Fund project: Safety and Health in Lao PDR Supply Chains.
14 February 2019,
The Malaysia Ministry of Human Resources (MoHR) and the ILO organized a tripartite strategic compliance planning workshop for labour regulators in Peninsular Malaysia, funded by USDOL-Labour Law Reform project.
World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2019
13 February 2019,
Progress in reducing unemployment globally is not being matched by improvements in the quality of work, says the International Labour Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 report.
06 February 2019,
A new report by UNICEF and the ILO highlights the critical need to extend social protection to all children.
Unified national qualification frameworks: A way forward for greater mobility of Pakistani emigrants
04 February 2019, Islamabad, Pakistan
The ILO Country Office for Pakistan organized stakeholders’ workshop to present the state of national qualification framework for higher education and vocational skills in Pakistan, highlighting the strengths; weakness; implementation challenges and the way forward to enhance the mobility of Pakistani emigrants.
National Event on the Global Commission Report
01 February 2019,
Japan’s tripartite constituents found values in the Global Commission Report and re-acknowledged the necessity of social dialogue to promote human-centred agenda and then revitalize the social contract. The panel discussion in the event identified the relevance of the Report to the world of work in Japan in general and to its work style reform, in particular.
Fishing Convention - C188
30 January 2019,
Thailand has committed itself to ensuring acceptable living and working conditions for fishers on board ships by ratifying the Work in Fishing Convention. It has become the first country in Asia to do so, which signals to other countries in the region to follow this move.
Corporate Social Responsibility
29 January 2019,
The project funded by the European Union will focus on seafood and furniture industries, two key export sectors of the country.
Women in STEM
ILO team up with Vocational Center of BBPLK-Bekasi to increase women labour participation in STEM-related fields
28 January 2019, Batam Island, Indonesia
Indonesian female workers are more likely to be employed in an occupation at high risk of automation across all industries. The ILO has teamed up with National Vocational Training Development Centre to increase women participation at work fields related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
24 January 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Under ILO’s global flagship “Jobs for Peace and Resilience” programme, immediate flood support was given to 69 entrepreneurs in the Ratnapura Division to restart their businesses on 21st January 2019.