News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. News

    The new ILO Country Director pays courtesy calls to ILO constituents in Indonesia

    29 February 2024, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Simrin Singh, the new ILO Country Director for Indonesia and Timor-Leste, paid courtesy calls to the tripartite constituents and relevant partners in Indonesia.

  3. News

    New Agroforestry Skills project launched to improve youth integration into Timor-Leste’s labour market

    28 February 2024, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The ILO and its social partners, with support from the European Union, promote skills development for youth and women in Agroforestry sector in Timor-Leste.

  4. © ILO 2024

    Decent Work Country Programme for Thailand 2023-27

    Thailand and International Labour Organization agree work priorities thru 2027

    28 February 2024, Bangkok, Thailand

    Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2023-27 sets out key areas for cooperation between ILO and its government, employer and worker constituents in Thailand.

  5. International Women's Day

    Eliminating the vulnerability of female workers to exploitation in the palm oil and fisheries sectors

    27 February 2024, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO together with the Ministry of Manpower and Sectoral Employers promotes gender equality and protection for women workers in the palm oil and fisheries sectors.

  6. Press release

    New Director for the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste

    26 February 2024, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Simrin Singh has officially assumed her duties as the new Director for the ILO Country Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste on 15 February 2024.

  7. © ILO/Gita Lingga 2024


    Sectoral skills council is key in providing skilled workers according to the need of the industry

    23 February 2024, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Five main recommendations to strengthen Indonesian human capital and ensure skills’ link and match in electronics sector are jointly developed by key sectoral labour actors with the facilitation of the ILO’s Skills Development and Responsible Business Conduct.

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    International Labour Standards

    Philippines ratifies Convention No. 190 on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work

    22 February 2024,

    Philippines becomes the 38th country in the world, and the first Asian country, to ratify Convention No. 190.

  9. Social protection

    Timor-Leste launches its Social Security Portal

    22 February 2024, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The Government of Timor-Leste, with support from the ILO, launches its Social Security Portal in three languages, providing easy access to information to all people of Timor-Leste.

  10. © ILO 2024

    Occupational safety and health in fishing sector

    First aid skills offer a lifeline to fishers at sea

    22 February 2024, Song Khla, Thailand

    ILO's EU-funded Ship to Shore Rights South East Asia programme is collaborating with NGO Stella Maris to give fishers in Thai fleet life-saving skills for safer maritime journeys.