News and articles


  1. Press release

    New poll highlights need for better understanding among Thais of the importance of migrant workers to their economy: migrants help economy but only one-in-two Thais agree they should enjoy the same working conditions

    18 December 2006,

    A new ABAC poll released today revealed the need for better understanding among Thais of the important contribution made by foreign migrant workers to the Thai economy.

  2. Press release

    Fresh research reveals serious human rights violations of young foreign migrant workers in Thailand

    13 December 2006,

    A year-long study finds exploitation, coercion and intimidation in homes, farms, factories and fishing boats.

  3. Press release

    New ILO study says youth unemployment rising, large increases in Pacific, South-East and South Asia

    27 October 2006, BANGKOK

    A new ILO report shows that the number of unemployed youth aged 15 to 24 rose over the past decade, with large increaces in the Pacific, South-East and South Asia.

  4. Press release

    More than 10,000 Afghans get help with finding jobs, training through ILO-backed project

    15 September 2006,

    An ILO project helps thousands of Afghans finding paid work, receiving training and help in searching for work in the first half of 2006.

  5. Press release

    MoL/ILO workshop on South African labour law reform and labour relations in a multi-ethnic growth economy

    10 August 2006, BANGKOK

    The Thai Ministry of Labour and the ILO are sponsoring a workshop that will see South Africa and Thailand exchange experiences with labour law reform and promoting harmonious labour relations.

  6. Press release

    Korea-ILO partnership to improve employment

    03 August 2006,

    The Government of the Republic of Korea and the ILO sign an agreement for technical cooperation in Asia and the Pacific worth US$800,000.

  7. Press release

    Cambodian garment industry on a steady rise

    30 May 2006, PHNOM PENH

    New figures released by ILO Better Factories Cambodia suggests that the Cambodian garment industry is doing well one year after the Multi-Fiber Arrangement (MFA) finished.

  8. Press release

    Improved recruitment processes for foreign workers and better awareness about link between migration and human trafficking needed

    08 May 2006, PHNOM PENH

    Governments, Workers' and Employers' Organizations from five Mekong countries consider options prior to sub-regional gathering on human trafficking

  9. Press release

    Asia Pacific records decline in child labour - ILO Report

    04 May 2006, BANGKOK

    An ILO report suggests that more action and leadership is needed to meet the goal of eliminating worst forms of child labour within 10 years.

  10. Press release

    Governments, Workers' and Employers' Organizations from 5 Mekong countries gather to discuss human trafficking prevention

    03 May 2006, PHNOM PENH

    Government, Workers’ and Employers’ representatives from five countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) gather to review and make further recommendations for improvements in cross-border recruitment practices for migrant workers.