News and articles


  1. Press release

    The Mekong Women's Forum: Women from across the Greater Mekong Sub-region prepare for greater role in fight against human trafficking

    12 July 2007, HANOI

    Women activists and eminent speakers on the problems of human trafficking and gender discrimination today called for greater involvement of women and vulnerable groups in the fight against human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

  2. Press release

    The Mekong Women's Forum: leading women from across the GMS unite to intensify action against human trafficking, discrimination and labour/sexual exploitation

    09 July 2007,

    Women activists from across the Greater Mekong Sub-region gather in Viet Nam to intensify their efforts in combating human trafficking, labour and sexual exploitation endured by thousands of young women across the sub-region.

  3. Press release

    Rights of migrant workers to be discussed at government seminar

    06 July 2007,

    A national seminar on systems for handling migrant workers and protecting their rights in Thailand will be held in Bangkok on Monday 9 July 2007.

  4. Press release

    ILO adopts comprehensive new labour standards for millions in the world's fishing sector

    14 June 2007, GENEVE

    New labour standards designed to improve the conditions for roughly 30 million men and women (83 per cent of them in Asia) working in the fishing sector worldwide, were adopted at the 96th annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  5. Press release

    Campaign for hazard-free, child labour-free agriculture in Thailand

    12 June 2007, BANGKOK

    Thai government officials, employers, workers, non-governmental organizations, private sector representatives, teachers, students and the International Labour Organization (ILO) join forces today to work towards a hazard-free, child-labour-free agriculture in Thailand. 

  6. Press release

    Almost half of Thai workers are putting in 'excessive' hours, New ILO stufy finds

    08 June 2007, GENEVE

    Nearly a century after adopting its first international standard on working time, a new study by the International Labour Office estimates that one in five workers around the world – or over 600 million persons – are still working more than 48 hours a week, often merely to make ends meet.

  7. Press release

    Media Advisory: World Day Against Child Labour 2007

    08 June 2007, BANGKOK

    June 12th is observed globally as World Day against Child Labour.  The theme for this year’s observance is child workers in agriculture.

  8. Press release

    ILO project helps Viet Nam create 28,000 safety & health improvements

    24 May 2007, BANGKOK

    A three-year programme to improve occupational safety and health in Viet Nam ’s agriculture has resulted in about 28,000 individual improvements in working and living conditions for the farmers involved.

  9. Press release

    Policy coherence, enforcement key to managing labour migration

    23 May 2007, BANGKOK

    Better policy coherence, effective enforcement and more research are some of the elements needed for improved management of labour migration in East Asia , according to a three-day symposium at the Singapore Management University (SMU).

  10. Press release

    ASEAN faces challenges to ensure sustainable growth, says new ILO report

    16 May 2007, BANGKOK

    To ensure sustainable growth and build a thriving community by 2015, Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must increase labour productivity and narrow development gaps between members.