News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO-Bappeda to identify constraints to employment growth in Gorontalo

    17 February 2012, Gorontalo, Indonesia

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Gorontalo will organize a workshop on Employment Diagnostic Analysis (EDA) from 21 – 23 February 2012 in Gorontalo.

  2. Press release

    Lao PDR launched first Decent Work Country Programme

    16 February 2012, Vientiane, Lao PDR

    Representatives of the Lao Government, Lao workers' and employers' organizations and the ILO have signed the Lao PDR's first Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP).

  3. Press release

    Dhaka: ILO delegation meets trade union leaders and union activists trained by an ILO-ACTRAV Project in Bangladesh

    12 February 2012, Dakha, Bangladesh

  4. Press release

    Dhaka: ILO Delegation meets with Bangladesh Ministers

    12 February 2012, Dakha, Bangladesh

    An ILO delegation led by the Director of the Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), Mr. Dan Cunniah, met with several Ministers in Bangladesh during a Mission in the country from 12 to 14 February 2012.

  5. News

    ILO meets Philippine embassy officials, trade unions, migrant groups in Paris, Rome

    09 February 2012,

    PARIS, FRANCE—Representatives from the International Labour Organization (ILO) conducted meetings at the Philippine Embassies in Paris and Rome this month to validate the results of the European Union (EU)-funded research that sought to improve service delivery for distressed on Filipino and Thai migrant workers.

  6. Press release

    ILO – Union Confederations release a new study on workers’ perception on sustainable enterprises in Indonesia

    08 February 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the four trade union confederations (KSPSI Pasar Minggu, KSPSI Kalibata, KSBSI and KSPI) will release a new survey titled “Workers’ Perception on the Factors Supporting Sustainable Enterprises in Indonesia” on Thursday, 9 February 2012, at Sari Pan Pacific Hotel, Jakarta.

  7. News

    Unravelling the cycle of bonded labour in Afghanistan

    07 February 2012,

    According to a new ILO report launched in Kabul on 7 February 2012, Afghan brick kilns heavily rely on debt bondage of adults and children. Even when families make progress toward paying back loans, the perpetual need for more advances (often for medical purposes or basic necessities), keep most families tied to their employers. Bonded labour of adults and children in brick kilns is one of the most prevalent, yet least known forms of hazardous labour in Afghanistan. The new ILO study on the phenomenon, Buried in Bricks, marks the first attempt to provide a better understanding of the dynamics of bonded labour in two provinces of the country, Kabul and Nangarhar.

  8. Press release

    Child & bonded labour in Afghanistan's brick kilns. New Survey highlights obstacles to ending practice

    07 February 2012, Kabul, Afghanistan

    A new report on bonded labour in Afghan brick kilns found more than half of the workers surveyed were children, with the majority of these workers under the age of 14.

  9. Press release

    ILO – Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration assess the impact of trade liberalization on employment

    03 February 2012, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In the era of globalization most economists and policy-makers have asserted, that trade liberalization has a strong potential to contribute to growth and that those effects will be beneficial for employment.

  10. Press release

    ILO to issue annual report on global employment trends and jobs crisis

    19 January 2012, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO will issue its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET) against the background of a lingering jobs crisis and the prospects of a further deterioration of economic activity.