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  1. Disbility inclusion

    Ensuring stronger partnerships for disability inclusive policies and programs in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands

    17 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    With the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy as a guiding force, UN agencies in the Pacific worked closely with Organisations of Persons with Disabilities in the Pacific and the Pacific Disability Forum to audit the accessibility of the UN premises and websites in the four countries.

  2. News

    Employers’ organisations pledge to improve working conditions for domestic workers in India

    17 June 2022,

    All India Organisation of Employers (AIOE) and the Employers Federation of India (EFI) adopt Voluntary Pledge to promote decent work for domestic workers in India

  3. World Day Against Child Labour

    A greater access to social protection is needed to prevent children from child labour in Timor-Leste

    17 June 2022, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The commemoration of the World Day Against Child Labour in Timor-Leste is marked with the launch of the joint ILO and UNICEF research on key driver of child labour and the urgent call for the adoption of the Child Labour National Action Plan.

  4. Press release

    ILO social partners prioritize Social dialogue and Human-centred recovery for the joint UN action in the Pacific

    16 June 2022, Suva, Fiji

    The ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries in collaboration with the UN Resident Coordinator Multi Country Offices based in Fiji, Samoa and Micronesia have held consultations with Employers and Workers’ organizations on the Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2023-2027.

  5. Press release

    Pakistani Trade Unions join forces for solidarity and cooperation

    16 June 2022, Islamabad, Pakistan

    A 2-Day Experience Sharing Workshop: Strengthening Trade Union Strategy and Identifying New Priorities for Trade Unions’ Cooperation held on 15-16 June 2022 at ILO Office for Pakistan, Islamabad. H.E. Mr. Andreas Ferrarese, Ambassador to Pakistan Embassy of Italy was chief guest of the closing ceremony.

  6. Decent work

    ILO and Lao People's Democratic Republic continue efforts to ensure decent and productive work for all

    16 June 2022, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

    A new Decent Work Country Programme will guide cooperation between the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and the International Labour Organization for the next five years.

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    Thai seafood processing industry agrees new steps to improve working conditions

    16 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    The Thai seafood processing sector has agreed to do more to embed good labour practices within the management and operational systems of the industry for the benefit of its workers.

  8. Op-ed

    It’s time to give domestic workers across Asia and the Pacific the rights they deserve

    16 June 2022, Bangkok, Thailand

    With few rights and little social protection, domestic workers were often cast aside during the COVID-19 pandemic to fend for themselves. On International Domestic Workers Day, Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the International Labour Organization’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, explains why it’s time for change.

  9. Social protection

    ILO develops a Training of Trainers toolkit on Social Protection in Lao PDR

    13 June 2022, Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

    New toolkit will help build capacity of organizations in Lao PDR to better understand and implement social protection efforts

  10. Child labour

    ILO supports child labour e-learning programmes in Fijian schools

    12 June 2022,

    A partnership of the ILO Office for Pacific Island Countries and the Fiji Ministry of Employment, Productivity & Industrial Relations