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    Labour market

    ILO forecasts Pakistan unemployment up 1.5 million since 2021

    14 September 2023, Islamabad, Pakistan

    New labour market brief highlights how prolonged crises are cumulating in extreme labour market distress.

  2. Labour force statistics

    ILO statement on employment and unemployment statistics in Cambodia

    13 September 2023, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic clarifies statistics, published in the ILO Labour Force Statistics database.

  3. News

    Timor-Leste strengthens its reporting mechanism on ratified ILO Conventions

    08 September 2023, Dili, Timor-Leste

    The ILO organized a workshop to strengthen the capacity of the Secretary of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE) in fulfilling the reporting procedures and mechanisms for the six fundamental conventions ratified by Timor-Leste.

  4. Forced Labour Convention

    Pakistan moving closer to ratifying Protocol 29 to ILO’s Forced Labour Convention

    07 September 2023, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Consultations agree on the important benefits that ratification of the ILO instrument would bring to the lives of Pakistani workers.

  5. Technical and vocational education and training and skills development

    Skills: My passport to a better future

    06 September 2023,

    The ILO-UK Skills for Prosperity Programme helps partners implement pilots on inclusive, area-based and industry-led lifelong learning models in the Philippines.

  6. News

    ILO teams up with University of Diponegoro in a bid to combat forced labour in the fishing industry

    05 September 2023, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

    The ILO’s 8.7 Accelerator Lab programme has embarked on a joint venture with the University of Dipenogoro to bolster the battle against forced labour in the fishing sector.

  7. Skills and enterprise

    ILO and the Government of Bangladesh launch skills and economic livelihoods project for women and youth in Cox’s Bazar

    05 September 2023, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

    24,000 Bangladeshis, 18 to 35 years old, will learn valuable skills for work and business.

  8. News

    Towards sustainable and inclusive tourism in North Sulawesi

    04 September 2023, Manado, North Sulawesi, Indonesia

    The ILO supports the just transition of tourism sector in North Sulawesi, Indonesia, known for its wealth of biodiversity reserve of flora and fauna, towards sustainable and inclusive tourism through social dialogues.

  9. Social security

    The ILO wins Thailand Social Security Office Award

    03 September 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

    The award recognises the collaboration between the two organizations and their joint goal of strengthening social security in Thailand.

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    Mine workers

    ILO and All Pakistan Labour Federation join hands to protect safety and health of mine workers

    02 September 2023, Quetta, Baluchistan, Pakistan

    Advocating a comprehensive strategy for safe mining in Pakistan and continuing the campaign for the ratification of Convention No. 176.