News and articles


  1. Working conditions

    ILO Statement on the explosions at Seema Oxygen Plant in Chittagong's Sitakunda upazila and the Science Lab area in Dhaka

    05 March 2023, Dhaka

    ILO expresses condolences and solidarity with families of the victims of two incidents in Bangladesh.

  2. Press release

    Bangladesh Business and Human Rights Week Landmark dialogue held to chart roadmap for responsible business conduct

    02 March 2023,

    Stakeholders highlighted the importance of removing barriers to responsible business as a vehicle for advancing sustainable development in Bangladesh

  3. Press release

    ILO continues to promote International Labour Standards in Afghanistan

    02 March 2023,

    Workshop brings together ILO constituents as efforts continue to improve labour standards in the country despite crisis situation.

  4. Digitalization and financial inclusion

    ILO launches the implementation of a digital transformation programme for Indonesian SMEs’ better productivity and competitiveness

    02 March 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO with support from the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) continues to support the priority of the Indonesian government to promote digital economy and foster digital transformation for SMEs and financial services through the implementation of its Promise II Impact programme.

  5. ILO and Viet Nam collaboration

    ILO Director-General meets Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister

    02 March 2023, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    The ILO Director-General and the Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister held talks about cooperation on key work issues, including decent work, social protection, and the transition from the informal economy to the formal economy.

  6. Press release

    Piloting national skills passport in Pakistan

    28 February 2023, Karachi, Pakistan

    ILO’s project “Governance of Labour Migration in South and Southeast Asia” (GOALS) funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) provided technical and financial support to the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP) to convene launch ceremony of piloting National Skills Passport in Pakistan.

  7. News

    ILO and Ministry of Manpower to strengthen the implementation of international labour standards

    28 February 2023, Jakarta, Indonesia

    As requested by the Ministry of Manpower, the ILO provides a one-day induction session on international labour standards to strengthen the implementation and the reporting of ILO Conventions ratified by Indonesia.

  8. ILO and Viet Nam collaboration

    ILO, Viet Nam strengthen cooperation on jobs, labour and social protection

    24 February 2023, Hanoi, Viet Nam

    First visit to country by ILO Regional Director sees discussions on strengthening cooperation to help ensure decent work in Viet Nam.

  9. Promotion of social dialogue

    Bipartite dialogues improve productivity of the palm oil industry and make business more resilient

    22 February 2023, Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Indonesia

    Upholding the rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining is found to be a foundation for improving productivity and increasing number of workers joining trade unions that lead to the advanced protection of workers’ rights in palm oil sector.

  10. Social dialogue

    Governments, employers and workers meet to strengthen industrial relations in Southeast Asia

    22 February 2023, Bangkok, Thailand

    Nine Southeast Asian countries and Japan highlight the importance of social dialogue for competitive business, growth and decent work.