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  1. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 2022

    Fijian MSMEs celebrated on International Day

    27 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    Today marks International Day of MSMEs (micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises) – a day dedicated to celebrating the work of local MSMEs who form the backbone of societies globally.

  2. Decent Work in Garment Supply Chains Asia

    Asia still ‘garment factory of the world’ yet faces numerous challenges as industry evolves

    24 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    A new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO) highlights trends in employment, wages and productivity the Asian garment, footwear and textiles industry.

  3. Labour intensive employment

    Creating decent income-earning opportunities for rural communities in Papua New Guinea under road maintenance programme

    23 June 2022, Wewak, Papua New Guinea

    ILO through the EU-STREIT PNG Programme creates employment opportunities for rural populations in the Sepik region by applying employment-intensive work methods in road maintenance works to improve the access of farming communities to markets.

  4. Press release

    ILO supports the launch of Indonesia’s first Trade Unions’ Network in the Fishing Sector

    23 June 2022,

    The 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme together with the Bureau of Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) supported the launch of a Trade Unions’ Network in the fishing sector aiming to foster a common voice between trade unions and to reinforce bilateral and tripartite social dialogue in the fishing sector.

  5. Press release

    Pilot ‘Employment Injury Scheme’ launched by Ministry of Labour and ILO to provide income protection to victims of work-related accidents and occupational diseases

    22 June 2022,

  6. Social protection

    Bangladesh government launches first employment injury scheme pilot in the garment sector

    21 June 2022,

    A transformative approach towards an employment injury scheme for all.

  7. Social protection

    UN joint programme on social protection in Lao PDR comes to a close

    21 June 2022, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

    Programme supports the government of Lao PDR to take meaningful steps towards building a nationally owned and inclusive social protection system

  8. Disbility inclusion

    Ensuring stronger partnerships for disability inclusive policies and programs in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

    17 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    With the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy as a guiding force, UN agencies in the Pacific worked closely with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Pacific and the Pacific Disability Forum to audit the accessibility of the UN premises and websites in the four countries.

  9. News

    Employers’ organisations pledge to improve working conditions for domestic workers in India

    17 June 2022,

    All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE) and the Employers Federation of India (EFI) adopt Voluntary Pledge to promote decent work for domestic workers in India

  10. World Day Against Child Labour

    A greater access to social protection is needed to prevent children from child labour in Timor-Leste

    17 June 2022, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour in Timor-Leste is marked with the launch of the joint ILO and UNICEF research on key driver of child labour and the urgent call for the adoption of the Child Labour National Action Plan.