News and articles

2022

  1. Press release

    Pakistani Trade Unions join forces for solidarity and cooperation

    16 June 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan

    A 2-Day Experience Sharing Workshop: Strengthening Trade Union Strategy and Identifying New Priorities for Trade Unions’ Cooperation held on 15-16 June 2022 at ILO Office for Pakistan, Islamabad. H.E. Mr. Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador to Pakistan Embassy of Italy was chief guest of the closing ceremony.

  2. Press release

    ILO and Lao PDR continue efforts to ensure decent and productive work for all

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

    A new Decent Work Country Programme will guide cooperation between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the International Labour Organization for the next five years.

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    Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia Programme

    Thai seafood processing industry agrees new steps to improve working conditions

    16 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    The Thai seafood processing sector has agreed to do more to embed good labour practices within the management and operational systems of the industry for the benefit of its workers.

  4. Op-ed

    It’s time to give domestic workers across Asia and the Pacific the rights they deserve

    16 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    With few rights and little social protection, domestic workers were often cast aside during the COVID-19 pandemic to fend for themselves. On International Domestic Workers Day, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the International Labour Organization’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains why it’s time for change.

  5. Child labour

    ILO supports child labour e-learning programmes in Fijian schools

    12 June 2022,

    A partnership of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations

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    Skills and employability

    New pact to boost skills in Malaysia construction industry

    08 June 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    ILO and Master Builders Association Malaysia team up to increase employability and facilitate career progression of workers, particularly women and vulnerable youth.

  7. Skills and employability

    New pact to boost skills in Malaysia construction industry

    08 June 2022, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    ILO and Master Builders Association Malaysia team up to increase employability and facilitate career progression of workers, particularly women and vulnerable youth.

  8. Child labour

    Qauia women benefit from ILO business training

    07 June 2022,

    An initiative of ILO’s MAP16 child labour project.

  9. International Labour Conference

    ILC 2022: What are the challenges and opportunities for workers?

    06 June 2022,

    Paola del Carmen Egusquiza Granda (Peru), Worker Vice-Chairperson of the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, discusses the challenges and opportunities of this hybrid meeting. In the context of the fragile recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Egúsquiza speaks about the role of trade unions in addressing concerns about the looming energy, funding and financial crises.

  10. Women migrant workers’ rights

    Reaching women migrant workers and their families in construction camps in Thailand

    06 June 2022,

    The ILO, through its Safe and Fair Programme under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative, is reaching women migrant workers and their families in construction camps, ensuring their rights and entitlements are protected and respected.

  11. Press release

    ILO statement on BM Container Depot incident

    06 June 2022,