News and articles


  1. Press release

    Labour Migration

    27 July 2003, BANGKOK

    Representatives of government, employer and worker groups attends ILO regional tripartite meeting assessing the opportunities and challenges facing countries in the region amid continuing demand for migrant labour.

  2. Press release

    ILO Regional Tripartite Meeting on Challenges to Labour Migration Policy and Management in Asia

    26 June 2003, BANGKOK

    ILO’s Regional Tripartite Meeting, brings together representatives from governments, employer and worker groups from 21 countries in Asia and the Pacific to review migration trends and issues in relation to economic and social development in the region.

  3. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour Marked around the World

    11 June 2003, BANGKOK

    World Day against Child Labour focuses on the trafficking of children, as it is estimated that 1.2 million children are compelled through trafficking into various forms of unwanted work, ranging from hazardous of forced labour to sexual exploitation.

  4. Press release

    A Red Card to Child Labour, Trafficking

    03 June 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) is holding a ‘Football Fun Day’ including awareness-raising activities on the subject of child labour, as well as trafficking.

  5. Press release

    Time for Equality at Work'

    09 May 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO launches ‘Time for equality at work’, the fourth global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

  6. Press release

    Sport to play role in Peace and Development

    19 March 2003, BANGKOK

    Special adviser to the UN secretary-general on Sport for Peace and Development, attending ILO meeeting says that the positive lessons and values of sport are essential for life, and should be accessible to all.

  7. Press release

    ILO Office opens in Hanoi, Decent Work Tops the Agenda

    17 February 2003, HANOI

    The ILO officially opens its Hanoi office, pledging to work closely with its tripartite constituents from Government, employer and worker groups to promote Decent Work in Vietnam.

  8. Press release

    Employers can play significant role in improving access to Decent Work for People with Disabilities

    17 January 2003, BANGKOK

    Employers in Asia and the Pacific can play a leading role in developing initiatives to improve access to employment and vocational training for people with disabilities, but discriminatory legislation must be removed from statute books.

  9. Press release

    Republic of Korea, ILO sign Partnership Programme Agreement

    13 January 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO and the Republic of Korea sign an agreement aimed at establishing a “Korea /ILO Partnership Programme", that will strengthen relations between Korea and the ILO through a new framework and programme cooperation agreements.

  10. Press release

    Improving Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities at the Heart of ILO/Japan Meeting

    13 January 2003, BANGKOK

    ILO/Japan meeting participants addresses the important challenge of improving vocational training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, advocating the ratification of ILO Convention 159.