News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO statement on the Cambodian appeals court verdict against Thatch Saveth

    20 February 2009,

    The International Labour Office is disappointed to learn that the Cambodian Appeals Court has upheld the lower court’s verdict against Thatch Saveth. In February 2005 Thatch Saveth was found guilty of the murder of Ros Sovannareth, a trade union leader, in May 2004.

  2. Press release

    Asia-Pacific countries meet to discuss responses to global economic crisis

    18 February 2009,

    Ministries of labour and finance, senior UN, World Bank and government officials, workers and employers representatives from more than 10 Asia and the Pacific countries are meeting in Manila this week to discuss effective responses to the current economic crisis.

  3. Press release

    Asia-Pacific’s responses to global economic crisis to be discussed at high level meeting in Manila

    16 February 2009,

    Ministers of labour and finance, senior UN and government officials, workers and employers representatives from throughout Asia and the Pacific are due to meet in Manila next week to discuss responses to the current economic crisis.

  4. Press release

    ILO-Thai Trade Unions discuss effective responses to the global economic crisis

    12 February 2009,

    The ILO recently organized the ILO/Thai Trade Unions High-Level Workshop on Effective Trade Union Responses to the Global Economic Crisis in Bangkok for 50 participants comprising of labour leaders, union members and unionists.

  5. Press release

    ILO global employment trends report 2009 - unemployment, working poor, vulnerable employment to increase dramatically due to global employment crisis

    29 January 2009,

    The global economic crisis is expected to lead to a dramatic increase in the number of people joining the ranks of the unemployed, working poor and those in vulnerable employment, the International Labour Office (ILO) says in its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET).

  6. Press release

    Successful ways of preventing avian & human influenza in Thailand to be discussed - Project to be extended to Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Viet Nam

    19 January 2009,

    Successful techniques for preventing the spread of avian and human influenza among Thailand’s poultry workers, farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises will be discussed at a workshop in Bangkok on Tuesday 20 January 2009.

  7. Press release

    Statement from the International Labour Office on the release of men convicted for murder of Cambodian trade unionist

    02 January 2009,

    The International Labour Office welcomes the decision by the Supreme Court of Cambodia to release Born Samnang and Sok Sam Oeun on bail. The two men were convicted of the 2004 murder of the trade union leader Chea Vichea.


  1. Press release

    ASEAN faces competitiveness, productivity, challenge says ILO report innovation, skills, good workplace practices critical

    20 October 2008,

    Competitiveness in the ASEAN economies will depend increasingly on the quality of their workforces and good human resources management, according to a new International Labour Organization (ILO) report.

  2. Press release

    International Labour Organization to Present a Series of ‘Proven Practices’ for the Prevention of Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

    07 October 2008,

    Government representatives, employers/ workers organizations & NGOs from five countries to participate in Bangkok presentations – 9th October 2008.

  3. Press release

    Lower wages for Bangladeshi women raise concerns about discrimination, ILO study finds

    01 September 2008,

    A new International Labour Organization (ILO) study suggests that discrimination may be preventing women in Bangladesh from earning the same wages as men.