News and articles

2021

  1. Domestic Workers' Day

    Legal protection is urgently needed to protect domestic workers

    17 June 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Domestic workers are vulnerable to workplace violence and abuse. Indonesian domestic workers continue their fight to realize the domestic workers’ law.

  2. Press release

    ILO’s entrepreneurship programmes to be integrated in Cambodia’s national education curriculum

    16 June 2021,

    Key facilitators and government officials from the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) took part in a 3-day online workshop on ILO’s Know About Business (KAB) training, helping further integrate this youth training programme into the national education curriculum.

  3. Op-ed

    A decade of decent work for domestic workers; are we making (enough of) a difference?

    16 June 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

    Ten years on from the adoption of ILO’s Domestic Workers Convention, much more needs to be done to recognize the rights and improve working conditions for domestic workers writes Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.

  4. International Domestic Workers Day

    Covered by labour laws, Viet Nam’s domestic workers need actual protection

    15 June 2021,

    Ten years after international convention, domestic workers in the world still fight to be recognized as workers and essential service providers. Although Viet Nam stands out in the region because domestic workers are covered by labour laws, the challenge for the country is now in compliance.

  5. Domestic Workers' Day 2021

    Informality and exclusion from labour laws remain barriers to decent work for Asia Pacific domestic workers

    15 June 2021, Bangkok, Thailand

    Ten years after international convention, domestic workers still fight to be recognized as workers and essential service providers, says the ILO

  6. World Day Against Child Labour

    Indonesia is committed to eliminate child labour in the country

    14 June 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Indonesia has taken various efforts to eliminate child labour in the country, including actions to tackle the impact of COVID-19 pandemic to the increase of poverty and child labour.

  7. World Day Against Child Labour

    ILO to kick off the ILO Virtual Race to End Child Labour

    12 June 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    To commemorate the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour and the World Day against Child Labour 2021, the ILO organizes a virtual race as a social movement to end child labour and promote education for all Indonesian children.

  8. Child Labour

    Act now: End child labour!

    12 June 2021,

    The United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Matin Karimli, ILO's Director for the Pacific, and Sheldon Yett, UNICEF Representative for the Pacific, explain why the time for change is now.

  9. Joint press release of ILO and UNICEF

    Child labour rises to 160 million – first increase in two decades

    11 June 2021, Kathmandu, Nepal

    The International Labour Organization and UNICEF warn that the pandemic context may threaten Nepal’s progress in eradicating child labour.

  10. Press release

    Ensuring the protection of Indonesian migrant workers through the integration of Gender Responsive Migrant Worker Resources Center (MRC) with Governmental One-Roof Integrated Service Office (LTSA)

    10 June 2021,

    The Integrated Gender Responsive Migrant Workers Resource Centre (MRC), which has integrated MRC with LTSA services, aims to increase the protection of Indonesian migrant workers, prospective migrant workers and their families in Cirebon district. Cirebon district is the third largest district for the placement of Indonesian migrant workers overseas.