News and articles


  1. Press release

    Combating trafficking and child labour in Northern Thailand: A showcase of effective models and new initiatives

    18 April 2007, BANGKOK

    The ILO and the Royal Thai Government are launching a series of joint-efforts to tackle human trafficking and child labour.

  2. Press release

    Brunei receives first official International Labour Organization visit since joining UN body

    02 April 2007, BANGKOK

    The ILO Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Ng Gek-Boo, will be paying the Organization’s first official visit to Brunei Darussalam since the country joined the ILO.

  3. Press release

    ILO and regional trade unions meet to promote migrant workers rights

    27 March 2007, BANGKOK

    A training programme to engage Thai, Cambodian, Lao and Burmese Trade Unions in improving respect for the rights of migrant workers is being organised by the ILO.

  4. Press release

    ASEAN and ILO to cooperate in addressing labour and employment issues

    21 March 2007, BANGKOK

    The Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ILO signed a Cooperation Agreement yesterday to strengthen their collaboration and partnership.

  5. Press release

    New ILO Myanmar web site

    15 March 2007, BANGKOK

    A new web site has been set up by the Office of the ILO Liaison Officer in Yangon to increase awareness of the ILO’s work on forced labour in Myanmar

  6. Press release

    Thai families are struggling to care for families and earn a decent living - says new ILO report

    08 March 2007,

    A new ILO report shows that low-income workers in Thailand are earning less and working longer hours than before.

  7. Press release

    ILO experts offer 1st workplace safety & health training in North Eastern Cambodia

    26 February 2007,

    ILO experts visits north eastern Cambodia to organize the Organization’s first occupational safety and health training session for officials in that region.

  8. Press release

    "Jobless Growth" in Asia fails to tackle poverty - UN Report

    20 February 2007,

    A new joint report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the ILO shows that many Asian developing countries have failed to create enough jobs, improve income distribution and reduce poverty.

  9. Press release

    Brunei becomes 180th ILO Member State

    25 January 2007, BANGKOK

    Brunei Darussalam has become the 180th Member State of the International Labour Organization

  10. Press release

    ILO releases Global Employment Trends 2007: Unemployment, slower growth continues to affect South East Asia and the Pacific

    25 January 2007, BANGKOK

    The number of people unemployed worldwide remained at an historic high in 2006, despite strong global economic growth