News and articles


  1. Press release

    Reporting on forced labour and fair recruitment in Pakistan

    21 September 2020, Lahore, Pakistan

    In collaboration with Center for Excellence in Journalism (CEJ), the ILO through European Commission funded project, Global Action to Improve the Recruitment Framework of Labour Migration (REFRAME) organized the two-day discussions with a group of 24 media influential including Editors, Bureau Chief and senior reporters from media organizations across the country.

  2. Gender equality and COVID-19

    Gender diversity is good for business says new ILO survey in the Philippines

    18 September 2020, Manila, Philippines

    A country survey jointly conducted in the Philippines by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Australian initiative “Investing in Women” recognizes the benefits of gender diversity on business and provides recommendations to better integrate and leverage the female talent pipeline.

  3. Opinion editorial on COVID-19 and unemployment protection

    Building comprehensive protection against unemployment

    18 September 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    An opinion editorial by Kazutoshi Chatani, Employment Specialist and Fasrul, Programme Officer for Public Employment Service, International Labour Organization, focusing on the protection against unemployment in Indonesia. The opinion article was published by the Jakarta Post on 18 September.

  4. Press release

    Promotion of decent work opportunities in brick kiln sector of Pakistan

    17 September 2020, Lahore, Pakistan

    Mr Julien Harneis, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Pakistan, visited the first brick kiln adopted zigzag technology in Pakistan. This technology is environment friendly, reduce emissions from brick kilns and cut pollution. While applauding Punjab government’s offer of interest-free loans, he appreciated the initiative taken by brick kiln owners.

  5. Promoting gender equal pay

    Indonesia supports the global movement towards equal pay

    17 September 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Celebrated for first time, the International Equal Pay Day marks the continuous efforts towards the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value

  6. Youth employment

    Targeted responses needed to combat youth employment crisis - ADB & ILO report

    10 September 2020,

    The joint Tackling the COVID-19 Youth Employment Crisis in Asia and the Pacific report says COVID-19 has triggered a massive disruption of labour markets which has had a disproportionate impact on youth unemployment.

  7. News

    Baluchistan cabinet approves ban on bonded labour

    10 September 2020,


    ILO, ITC-ILO and PIPSO sign Letter of Intent to collaborate on capacity building of Pacific EBMO

    09 September 2020,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Training Centre Programme for Employers Activities (ITC-ILO/ACTEMP), and the Pacific Island Private Sector Organization (PIPSO) have concluded a cooperation agreement to further promote a more structured, strategic and sustainable approach to capacity building of Employer and Business Membership Organizations (EBMO) in the Pacific Islands.

  9. Multi-donor programme

    ILO/Germany programme to protect garment workers affected by COVID-19

    08 September 2020,

    The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) is giving €14.5 million to an International Labour Organization (ILO) multi-donor programme to help garment sector workers in seven countries who have been affected by COVID-19.

  10. COVID-19: Promoting skills development

    Indonesia moves towards online training deliveries in Indonesia

    07 September 2020, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have led to the worldwide closure of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, including in Indonesia, threatening the continuity of skills development.