News and Press releases


  1. Peace and resilience

    Philippines hosts trade union regional forum on decent work for peace and resilience

    21 August 2018, Manila, Philippines

    International Labour Organization (ILO) estimates revealed that around 1.5 billion people live in countries experiencing situations of fragility and armed violence, and another 200 million people are affected by slow or sudden onset of disasters. In the Asia-Pacific region, about 93 per cent of people in extreme poverty live in countries that are environmentally vulnerable, politically fragile or both. Trade unions are expected to play a key role to address conflicts and disasters in the region.

  2. News update

    Focused Enhancement and Revitalization for an Effective NLAC - Tripartite Study Tour to South Africa

    21 August 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    The ILO Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives has organised a tripartite study tour to South Africa from 20th - 25th August, at the request of the tripartite constituents

  3. © Jake Guild 2018

    India Wage Report

    ILO: Strong wage policies are key to promote inclusive growth in India

    20 August 2018,

    Despite real wage growth, inequality, informality and gender wage gap persist.

  4. News

    Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship for International Youth Day in Samoa

    12 August 2018,

    Young Entrepreneurs Chamber (YEC) Samoa made its first debut engagement with the wider public at the national youth week celebrations to mark International Youth Day 2018.

  5. The International Youth Day 2018

    Youth Rights @ Work Campaign: Know your workplace rights

    12 August 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To make young people more aware of their rights at work, the ILO has been conducting Youth Rights@Work Campaign in Indonesia within the year of 2018.

  6. Press release

    New Migrant Worker Resource Centre opens in Lao PDR

    09 August 2018,

    Many Lao nationals seek work abroad. Migrant Worker Resource Centres provide a place where they can find out about their rights and support services in destination countries, as well as access legal counsel and referral support.

  7. News

    Understanding the international labour standards for better compliance

    07 August 2018, Jakarta, Indonesia

    As part of the ILO support to its tripartite constituents, particularly the Ministry of Manpower, the ILO organized a mini training on international labour standards. This was part of the effort to improve labour standards compliance in the country.

  8. Employment Promotion

    Lao PDR explores linkages between rural employment and climate change

    07 August 2018,

    ILO training workshop highlights climate change challenge to long-term prospects and planning for increased rural employment in Lao PDR

  9. Meeting of the BRICS Ministers of Labour and Employment

    ILO head praises BRICS countries’ commitment to social dialogue

    03 August 2018,

    Guy Ryder highlights the major contribution BRICS countries can make to social dialogue, social protection, gender equality and youth employment.

  10. Fair recruitment

    ILO and POEA launch nationwide anti-illegal recruitment campaign in the Philippines

    02 August 2018, Saranggani, Philippines

    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), with the support of the ILO, has launched a campaign to prevent illegal recruitment of migrant domestic workers.