News and articles


  1. Press release

    Bicycle rally against human trafficking and child labour

    26 June 2008,

    Labour Rights Promotion Network (LPN), supported by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and MTV Exit, will launch a bicycle rally from Prachuap Khiri Khan Province through four provinces to Samut Sakhon from 26 to 29 June. The aim is to raise awareness on the fight against child labour and human trafficking.

  2. Press release

    ILO signs US$1 million partnership agreement with Korean Government

    25 June 2008,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Government of the Republic of Korea have signed a US$1,040,000 partnership agreement funding ILO work in more than 11 countries in Asia and the Pacific.

  3. Press release

    ILO Governing Body elects new Chairperson ─ Committee on Freedom of Association cites Guatemala, Republic of Korea, Indonesia, Iran, and Venezuela

    13 June 2008,

    The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) elected H.E. Mr. Zdzislaw Rapacki, Ambassador of Poland to the Conference on Disarmament and Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations Office in Geneva as Chairperson for its 2008-09 Session.

  4. Press release

    Asia-Pacific marks World Day Against Child Labour with focus on Education

    10 June 2008,

    World Day Against Child Labour (12 June) will be marked with a focus on the role of education in combating child labour, and particularly the need to improve children’s access to schooling.

  5. Press release

    New Asian members elected to ILO Governing Body

    05 June 2008,

    Three Asian countries have been elected as new members of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization. The Governments of Bangladesh and Singapore will join as Regular Members, and Thailand will join as a Deputy Member.

  6. Press release

    XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work - World Summit on Safety and Health, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 29 June – 2 July 2008

    02 June 2008,

    Some 4,000 industry leaders, policy-makers and experts from over 100 countries are to gather in Seoul, Republic of Korea, from 29 June to 2 July for the XVIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work.

  7. Press release

    Tuvalu becomes 182nd ILO Member State

    02 June 2008,

    Tuvalu has become the 182nd Member State of the International Labour Organization (ILO)...

  8. Press release

    Pakistani elected as Vice President of ILO annual conference

    29 May 2008,

    Mr Ashraf W. Taban, President of the Employer’s Federation of Pakistan, has been elected as a Vice President of the 97th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), the annual meeting of the International Labour Organization, the UN agency that deals with work and workplace issues.

  9. Press release

    ILO Asia-Pacific meeting on extending social security opens

    19 May 2008,

    The aims of the conference include helping delegates to share experiences regarding ways of extending social security coverage and dealing with emerging challenges, identifying good practices and fostering consensus on ways to proceed.

  10. Press release

    Media Advisory: 21 Asia-Pacific countries to discuss extending social security coverage Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi 19-20 May 2008

    14 May 2008,

    The meeting will bring together government, workers and employers’ delegates from 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of the conference is to identify a set of policy approaches that countries can use to pursue the effective and progressive extension of social security coverage, particularly to workers in the informal economy.