News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Press release

    Window of opportunity for Asia to improve gender equality at work - ILO, ADB

    29 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    Asian countries have a window of opportunity to tackle gender inequality in their labour markets and support sustainable crisis recovery, according to a new report prepared jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

  4. Press release

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work: Preventing occupational accidents through OSH risk management

    26 April 2011,

    Occupational safety and health (OSH) issues are not only the concerns of workers but also the employers. Globally, according to ILO data, an estimated 337 million workplace accidents and 2.3 million deaths occur every year. In addition, the data of the State-owned Enterprise for Workers’ Social Insurance (Jamsostek) revealed that around 0.7 per cent of Indonesian workers have experienced occupational accidents that have caused national financial losses of Rp 50 trillion.

  5. Press release

    ILO and ADB to issue joint report on situation of working women in Asia

    25 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    A new report on how women are faring in the world of work will be issued by the ILO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Friday 29 April, in the run-up to Labour Day on May 1.

  6. Press release

    Economic growth alone is no guarantee for job-rich and inclusive growth, says new ILO report

    14 April 2011,

    Despite the negative impact of the global financial crisis felt across the region, Indonesia maintained positive economic growth both in 2009 and 2010. The Indonesian Economy is forecasted to grow annually at over 6 per cent in the coming years. This accelerating growth alone is not panacea for various labour market challenges, a new report by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Office for Indonesia says.

  7. Press release

    ILO welcomes Indonesian Jobs Pact

    13 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organization welcomed the signing of the Indonesian Jobs Pact designed to bring the benefits of economic growth to every citizen through the creation of decent and productive employment, making the Indonesian economy regionally competitive, while supporting the national policy goals.

  8. Press release

    ILO-Bappeda to identify constraints to employment growth in Maluku

    08 April 2011,

    The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Maluku will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 11 – 13 April 2011 at the Swiss-Bel Hotel, Ambon, Maluku. The workshop is aimed to identify the main challenges and opportunities for increasing productive employment in Maluku and to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in Maluku.

  9. Climate change adaptation

    Climate Change Adaptation Demonstration Project (CCAP)

    07 April 2011,

    Agusan del Norte is now among the few provinces in the Philippines well-equipped for Climate Information Monitoring and Early Warning.

  10. Press release

    ILO launches book on the causes, consequences and policy responses to the Great Recession of 2008-09

    07 April 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO is launching a book analysing the causes and consequences of the global economic and jobs crises and offering policy responses for both developing and developed countries.