News and articles

2011

  1. Losses from change rainfall patterns

    Farmers Protected Against Losses from Change Rainfall Patterns

    17 October 2011,

    The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) Regional Office 10, covering regions 10 and Caraga in Mindanao paid more than half a million pesos to 56 rice farmers, 27 of whom are women, 29 men in the Municipality of Buenavista.

  2. Event

    Seminar in Jakarta on Trade Union Capacity Building

    14 October 2011, Jakarta

  3. Press release

    ILO launched “Cash for Work” Project for the flood-affected people in Sindh

    13 October 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan

    In response to floods in Sindh, ILO has launched “Cash for Work” Project for the flood-affected people in Districts of Badin and Mirpurkhas. Mr. Francesco d’Ovidio, Country Director, ILO office for Pakistan while launching the “Cash for Work for Flood Affected People” project stated, “This project will generate more than 35,000 of person day of employment to the flood affected people”.

  4. Press release

    Information on media accreditation for the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM)

    11 October 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    Media are welcome to cover the ILO’s 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting which will be taking place in Kyoto, Japan, from 4-7 December 2011.

  5. Press release

    ILO - HIPMI to launch study on business environment for young entrepreneursin Indonesia

    10 October 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Indonesian Association of Young Entrepreneurs (HIPMI) will launch a study on business environment for young entrepreneurs on 10 October in Jakarta.

  6. Press release

    ILO-Bappenas to identify constraints to employment growth in provinces

    06 October 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas) will organize a workshop on employment diagnostic analysis (EDA) on 07 October 2011 at Bappenas, Jakarta. The ILO has developed EDA through Promoting Inclusive Job-Rich Growth Project funded centrally through Stockholm and Geneva by the Swedish International Cooperation Agency (Sida).

  7. Press release

    The long journey of justice for Indonesian migrant workers

    04 October 2011,

    As the second largest sending country, some 700.000 documented Indonesian migrant workers leave the country for work abroad, primarily in East and South East Asia as well as the Middle East. Of these, 78 per cent work as domestic workers.

  8. Press release

    ILO to share its lessons learnt on school to work transition

    03 October 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day Technical Seminar on Impact and Lessons Learnt on School to Work Transition, from 4 – 5 October at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Jakarta, based on its experience executing the Education and Skills Training project for Youth Employment since 2008.

  9. Press release

    ILO launches a photo essay on migrant workers - “The long road home: Journeys of Indonesian migrant workers”

    26 September 2011,

    Growing numbers of Indonesian women and men continue to opt for overseas labour migration as the best way of securing an adequate income for their families and escaping poverty. However, the social and economic costs of migration to the workers and their families are many, but are often poorly understood and documented.

  10. Press release

    ILO & ADB to hold seminar on creating quality employment in Asia and the Pacific

    26 September 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    A high-level discussion on creating quality employment in Asia and the Pacific is being organized by the ILO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The event, on Monday 3 October 2011, will provide an opportunity for experts and policymakers to discuss the conclusions of the Special Chapter in the ADB’s annual publication Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific, entitled “Toward Higher Quality Employment in Asia”. The event is open to the public.