News and articles


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Press release

    Tuvalu becomes 182nd ILO Member State

    02 June 2008,

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Press release

    21 Asia-Pacific countries to discuss extending social security coverage

    14 May 2008,

    NEW DELHI (ILO NEWS) – The ILO in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, is hosting a high level tripartite Asia-Pacific meeting on Socially-Inclusive Strategies to Extend Social Security Coverage, in New Delhi . The two-day meeting, to be held at Vigyan Bhawan on 19-20 May 2008, will be opened by the Union Minister for Labour & Employment, Mr. Oscar Fernandes on Monday 19 May 2008.

  9. Press release

    Media Advisory: Exhibition of prize-winning Asia Pacific photos of working people with disabilities opens at Imperial Queen's Park Hotel

    12 May 2008,

    The exhibition is titled Beyond Barriers; Images of decent work for persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific. It comprises more than 30 photographs from the 2007 Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities photo contest.

  10. Press release

    ILO Director-General highlights ASEAN charter as foundation for helping "Marginalized Majority"

    09 May 2008, BANGKOK

    ILO Director-General highlights the ASEAN Charter as a “fundamental political commitment” to honour “the dignity of work and respond to the legitimate aspirations of people and families for a better life" at the 20th ASEAN Labour Ministers meeting.