News and articles


  1. Press release

    Mine workers, owners and inspectorate officials committed to improving occupational safety and health in mines

    05 May 2021, Quetta, Pakistan

    The Department of Mines and Mineral Development Balochistan, in collaboration with the ILO Country Office for Pakistan, organized a series of training on Occupational Safety and Health for Mineworkers, Mine Owner and Mines Inspectorate officials.

  2. News

    The resilience of Indonesia’s OSH System is tested during the pandemic

    04 May 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO and its partners commemorated the World Day for Safety and Health at Work by examining efforts taken by relevant stakeholders, including mass media organizations, in ensuring long-term OSH investments and resilient OSH systems in Indonesia.

  3. Opinion editorial

    Solidarity for safety, productivity and sustainability

    03 May 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    An opinion editorial by Abdul Hakim, the ILO/Japan National Project Officer, Enhancing COVID-19 Prevention at and through Workplaces, in conjunction with the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the Labour Day. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 3 May.

  4. Press release

    Launch of the Mazdoor Ka Ehsaas report- A social protection programme for workers in the informal economy

    01 May 2021, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The Ehsaas Delivery Unit at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division and the ILO have jointly organised a webinar on May 1st, 2021 for the launch of MKE Report. The purpose of the webinar is to share steps taken for the actualisation of the MKE initiative and discuss its key recommendations.

  5. Press release

    Continued strengthening of stakeholders on National Social Protection database

    30 April 2021, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Series of trainings conducted to support the National Centralized database on Social Protection

  6. International Labour Standards

    Korea recognizing respect for fundamental labour standards as the foundation for tackling the challenges of the future of work

    29 April 2021,

    The Republic of Korea’s ratification of 3 fundamental ILO Conventions was marked in a virtual ceremony with the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder.

  7. May Day

    Effective wage negotiation is key to expanding domestic market as engine for post-pandemic growth

    29 April 2021,

    Workers are consumers as well as producers, ILO Viet Nam Director Chang-Hee Lee emphasizes when sharing his thoughts on today’s roles of Viet Nam Trade Union on the occasion of May Day.

  8. Joint press release of the CBS and ILO

    Need for a rigorous effort to eliminate child labour in Nepal

    29 April 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal

    ILO Nepal and Central Bureau of Statistics in Nepal have jointly released the Nepal Child Labour Report 2021. The report highlights key data and analysis crucial to end child labour in the country, and reveals how the progress in human development indicators has direct impact on the status of child labour.

  9. Labour statistics

    Viet Nam adopts advanced statistical standards to better present labour market data

    28 April 2021,

    This upgrade will help policymakers and other data users better analyze and understand the characteristics and challenges of different groups of workers, the double burden of work and family responsibilities carried by women, and different categories of individuals who are not in employment.

  10. Opinion editorial

    Resilient occupational safety and health systems key in pandemic

    28 April 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    An opinion editorial by Michiko Miyamoto, Country Director for the ILO in Indonesia, focusing on strengthening the occupational safety and health (OSH) system as part of the commemoration of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 28 April.