News and articles


  1. Press release

    Thailand should overhaul its system of managing migrant labour; Opportunity exists to eventually act as a model for ASEAN

    19 February 2010,

    This seminar on labour migration policy in Thailand, jointly organized by the ILO, the Ministry of Labour and the Migrant Working Group, will be held in Bangkok on Tuesday 23 February 2010.

  2. Asia and the Pacific Region

    Decent work approach to recovery urged by Pacific Island labour ministers and social partners

    09 February 2010,

    Pacific Island Labour Ministers and social partners have reached an agreement to support a jobs-led recovery by promoting decent work in the Pacific region by adopting the Port Vila Statement on Decent Work and its accompanying ‘Pacific Action Plan for Decent Work’.

  3. Press release

    India adopts Decent Work Country Programme

    04 February 2010, New Delhi, India

    Representatives of the Government of India, employers' and workers' organizations signed the Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) at a ceremony held at the Ministry of Labour and Employment. Mr P C Chaturvedi, Secretary, Labour & Employment, Government of India, Mr N.M. Adyanthaya, Workers' Member, ILO Governing Body, Mr Y.K. Modi, Employers' Member ILO Governing Body and Ms Leyla Tegmo-Reddy, Director, Subregional Office for South Asia were the signatories to the document.

  4. Press release

    Jobs-led recovery and plan for sustainable decent work at ILO high level meeting of ten Pacific member States at Port Vila, Vanuatu, 8–9 February 2010

    03 February 2010,

    In the aftermath of the global economic downturn and a lingering jobs crisis, the ILO is convening a high-level meeting on Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific from 8 to February in Vanuatu.

  5. Press release

    Job Losses in Asia and Pacific slow - ILO predicts regional average around 5% for 2010

    26 January 2010,

    The number of jobless worldwide reached nearly 212 million in 2009 following an unprecedented increase of 34 million compared to 2007, on the eve of the global crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in its annual Global Employment Trends report 2010.

  6. Press release

    ILO launches 'stay safe' guidebook for domestic workers in Thailand at the FCCT, 10.30 am., Thursday 28 January 2010

    25 January 2010,

    All Bangkok-based media – foreign and Thai nationals – are cordially invited to attend this bilingual event, with simultaneous English-Thai translation, at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.


  1. Press release

    Garment workers to compete using their knowledge of the Cambodian labour law

    22 December 2009,

    The ILO Better Factories Cambodia in partnership with Radio Mohanokor FM93.5 is launching a radio competition allowing garment workers to compete using their knowledge of the Cambodia’s labour law.

  2. Press release

    ILO Better Factories Cambodia 23rd Synthesis Report; Global economic crisis still affecting the garment industry, but factory working conditions generally remain good

    16 December 2009,

    The ILO Better Factories Cambodia today releases its “23rd Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Cambodia’s Garment Sector,” which assesses compliance with Cambodian labour law and international labour standards in garment factories.

  3. Press release

    Union leaders express concern at ASEAN's approach

    16 December 2009,

    Trade union leaders from the ten ASEAN member States just completed a three day meeting to discuss the Charter and its implications for South East Asia’s workers. The event was jointly organized by the ILO,the International Trade Union Confederation Asia Pacific and the ASEAN Trade Union Council.

  4. Press release

    ILO to issue report on status of global jobs crisis

    04 December 2009,

    The International Institute for Labour Studies of the ILO is to launch a new study, entitled World of Work Report 2009 – The Global Jobs Crisis and beyond on Monday 7th of December.