News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO and BP sign a Public Private Partnership agreement in Indonesia

    01 June 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and BP have signed a Public Private Partnership (PPP) agreement to promote employability and entrepreneurship among Papuan youth in Bintuni Bay Area, West Papua, an emerging oil and gas cluster in Indonesia. The agreement was signed in Jakarta on 30 May by Mr Nico Kanter, Head of Country, BP Indonesia and Mr Peter van Rooij, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia.

  2. Press release

    International Children's Day and the World Day against Child Labour 2011 in Cambodia

    26 May 2011,

    Celebrations of the International Children's Day and the start of the observance of the WDACL in Cambodia was presided over by H.E Mrs Man Sam An, Deputy Prime Minister of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

  3. Press release

    Indonesia to improve its tourism statistics to create better jobs in tourism industry

    26 May 2011,

    Tourism plays a key role in the economic development of Indonesia. Last year, the contribution of the tourism industry to the GDP was more than 3 per cent and the number of visitors to the country is also continuously growing, around 7 million foreign visitors in 2010 and more than 122 million domestic tourists in 2010.

  4. Press release

    New measures to protect migrant workers

    25 May 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    A package of measures aimed at improving recruitment practices and the protection of migrant workers’ rights has been launched by the Ministry of Labour’s Department of Employment (DOE) and the International Labour Organization (ILO). On 25 May 2011, Ms Sutassanee Suebwongpat, Director General of the Department of Employment and Mr Jiyuan Wang, Director of the ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR will sign a Letter of Understanding to promote cooperation between the two parties from 2011 to 2012.

  5. Press release

    Vietnam: Symposium on Strengthening the Role and Representation of Workers and Collective Bargaining

    18 May 2011,

    ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ILO-ACTRAV) took part in a seminar in Hanoi on the strengthening of the role and representation of workers and collective bargaining.

  6. Press release

    New ILO Global Report on Equality at Work 2011; Global economic crisis opens up new space for discrimination at work, ILO says

    16 May 2011, BANGKOK

    GENEVA (ILO News) – In a new study, the International Labour Office1 (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour.

  7. Press release

    Singapore: 2nd ITUC Asia-Pacific Congress

    13 May 2011,

  8. Press release

    ILO signs US$1,300,000 partnership with Korean Government

    05 May 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO and the Government of the Republic of Korea have announced their intention to sign an agreement that will enable two new projects to get underway.

  9. Press release

    Tripartite Labour Advisory Council launched in Vanuatu

    01 May 2011,

    For the first time since independence in 1980, government, workers and employers have formally joined forces to create a tripartite advisory body to help guide Vanuatu’s development of new labour and employment policies.

  10. Press release

    Papua New Guinea labour delegation in Australia: tripartite group studies industrial relations, Australian labour market governance and institutions

    29 April 2011,

    ILO News: A tripartite delegation from Papua New Guinea (PNG) has travelled to Australia to study that country’s industrial relations institutions in advance of an anticipated enactment of a Bill to reform PNG’s industrial relations laws.