News and articles


  1. Press release

    International Women's Day focuses on women in disasters

    07 March 2005,

    International Women’s Day 2005 in Asia takes the theme, “Rebuilding Women’s Lives in the Aftermath of Disaster”, highlighting the fact that the disasters long-term effects hit women particularly hard.

  2. Press release

    Mongolia's occupational safety and health under scrutiny

    22 February 2005,

    Mongolia ’s progress in occupational safety and health (OSH) is reviewed at a National Tripartite Workshop in Ulaan Baatar followed by a training programme, designed specifically for the needs of homeworkers.

  3. Press release

    Sewing the seeds of prosperity

    16 February 2005,

    The ILO Executive Director of Social Dialogue discusses globalizations impact on the Cambodian garment industry.

  4. Press release

    ILO Director’s visit applauded

    08 February 2005,

    Vanuatu officials have spoken highly about the visit of Sub-Regional ILO Office Director for Asia and Pacific based in Manila, Philippines, Mr Werner Konrad Blenk recently. The main purpose of Mr Blenk’s visit was to discuss with the Vanuatu government through the ministry of Internal Affairs who is responsible for Labour and ILO matters on Vanuatu’s commitment to the ILO after becoming a member of this important organization in 2003.

  5. Press release

    Signing of Korea/ILO Partnership Agreement

    26 January 2005,

    The Government of the Republic of Korea and the ILO sign an agreement for a partnership programme for technical cooperation in Asia and the Pacific for the promotion of decent work.

  6. Press release

    ILO offers special training in Cambodian Women Workers' Rights and Gender Equality

    17 January 2005,

    An ILO organized training workshop focusing on the rights of Cambodian women workers and gender equality is being held in Phnom Penh .

  7. Press release

    Three northern provinces join forces establishing anti-trafficking data centres and assisting victims of trafficking

    17 January 2005,

    The International Labour Organization, through its IPEC Mekong Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women (ILO-IPEC-TICW), today announced the launch of a series of partner-driven action programmes to fight human trafficking in three border provinces of Northern Thailand.


  1. Press release

    Lao hosts 5-country review of safety and health on small construction sites

    13 December 2004,

    An international workshop focusing on standards of occupational safety and health on small construction sites is taking place in Vientiane , Lao PDR.

  2. Press release

    Social security gap to be reviewed 80 per cent of Thais lack social security; ILO recommends ways to extend protection

    03 December 2004,

    A new survey carried out by the ILO and the Thai government indicates that some 51 million Thais, or 80 per cent of the population, still lack social security coverage.

  3. Press release

    International meeting looks for new strategies to manage labour migration

    29 November 2004,

    A four-country meeting organized by the ILO focuses on strategies to ensure that migration of people in search of work serves as a force for growth and development rather than opportuninties for human rights violations.