News and articles


  1. ILO/China Partnership Programme

    Dongguan Technical College of China and Lao Women Training Center Forge Partnership under “South-South Cooperation” Skill Development Network

    12 March 2024, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    In a landmark collaboration facilitated by the ILO/China Partnership Programme, Dongguan Technical College of China and the Lao Women Training Center officially signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) via a video conference on March 6, 2024.

  2. News

    Unlocking potential: Gender-Responsive Budgeting in TVET and skills development - Investing in women's economic empowerment

    11 March 2024,

    The ILO’s ProGRESS Project, funded by the Government of Canada, organised a dynamic discussion on ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) for the skills and TVET sectors’ on 11 March 2024.

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    Employment services

    Malaysia study visit helps enhance Public Employment Services across South-East Asia

    11 March 2024, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Participants explore Malaysia's innovative strategies in public employment services management and delivery.

  4. Press release

    EU-ILO join forces to strengthen Agroforestry Value Chains in Timor-Leste

    08 March 2024, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The European Union, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), facilitated a multi-stakeholder workshop on agroforestry value chains in Timor-Leste, under the EU’s Agroforestry Skills for Employment and Resilience Project.

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    Forced Labour and Human Trafficking

    Balochistan Officials Empowered Against Forced Labor and Human Trafficking

    07 March 2024, Quetta, Pakistan

    One of the BRIDGE project’s aims in Pakistan is to strengthen the capacity of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders in Balochistan province to combat forced labour, bonded labour, and human trafficking

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    Press release

    Ms Xiaoyan Qian takes up post as ILO director for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    06 March 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

    New director also oversees Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific.

  7. News

    ILO and trade unions strengthen collaboration with Central Java on labour rights for fishers

    06 March 2024, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab and Trade Union’s in the Fishing Sector conducted a series of activities to strengthen collaboration with Central Java’s relevant stakeholders in fishing sector

  8. Promotion of social dialogue

    Indonesian palm oil sector improves labour-management cooperation through social dialogue

    04 March 2024, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    The ILO facilitates workers and employers of the Indonesian palm oil sector to promote social dialogue for improved productivity and workplace cooperation.

  9. © Tarinee Youkhaw/ILO 2024

    Youth employment

    ILO helps over 3,600 young Cambodians find decent job opportunities

    29 February 2024, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Career fairs in three provinces create awareness of changing work trends and bridge the skills mismatch while supporting inclusiveness.

  10. Trade Unions

    ILO, GIZ partner to strengthen effectiveness and inclusivity of trade unions in Bangladesh

    29 February 2024,

    The project is aimed at deepening and strengthening the effectiveness of workers’ organisations, as well as increasing the participation of women and youth in trade unions.