News and press releases

May 2023

  1. Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth

    30 May 2023

    Government officials from across the region exchange and learn about how technology can help young people access decent employment.

  2. ILO, Quezon City convene dialogue to enhance Migrant Workers Resource Centre

    04 May 2023

    The Quezon City Migrant Worker Resource Centre (MRC) convened a dialogue with more than a hundred returning migrant workers and provided services to strengthen reintegration.

  3. Philippines launches Healthy Workplace Initiative on SafeDay

    02 May 2023

    On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the Philippines rolls out its National Policy Framework on the Promotion of Healthy Workplace.

April 2023

  1. ILO issues wage protection guidance for migrant workers

    27 April 2023

    Many migrant workers face wage-related abuses, including non-payment and delayed payment of wages.

  2. TESDA collaborates with ILO to hold meeting on application of XR technology in TVET delivery

    19 April 2023

    The meeting aims to present innovative XR-enabled solutions for technical and vocational education and training (TVET) delivery, lifelong learning and skills development.

  3. Equipping Asia-Pacific youth with entrepreneurial skills for sustainable growth

    10 April 2023

    Youth in Bangladesh, Cambodia and the Philippines learn entrepreneurship and soft skills using the ILO’s activity-based learning tools.

March 2023

  1. © Muhammad-taha Ibrahim 2023

    Progress on better social protection for 30 million people

    27 March 2023

    The annual Development Partners meeting of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All, noted significant progress in expanding and improving access to social protection globally.

  2. Why the unemployment rate is a weak metric of decent work in Asia and the Pacific

    24 March 2023

    The unemployment rate is widely used internationally to assess the performance of a country’s labour market. However, it is a considerably less useful indicator in the Asia-Pacific region.

  3. Ensure decent work for key workers

    15 March 2023

    The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how societies have undervalued essential workers, as well as the importance of giving such workers adequate pay and decent working conditions.

  4. © Saleh Hayyan/Gabreez/ILO 2023

    Climate Action for Jobs initiative boosts action to support a just transition

    14 March 2023

    Building on the outcomes of the UN climate change conference, members of the Climate Action for Jobs initiative welcomed new board members and discussed ways to scale up support and collaboration to advance a just transition towards environmentally sustainable economies and societies.

  5. © ILO 2023

    ILO launches regional operational guidelines on fair and ethical recruitment for ASEAN regulators

    09 March 2023

    New guidelines provide practical information to help regulators protect migrant workers in the region from abusive recruitment practices.

January 2023

  1. © xavierarnau 2023

    Economic slowdown likely to force workers to accept lower quality jobs

    16 January 2023

    Faltering global employment growth and the pressure on decent working conditions risk undermining social justice, according to the ILO’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023 report.

  2. © Nestlé 2023

    ILO to release new analysis of global labour markets and social trends

    10 January 2023

    The ILO will publish a new edition of its "World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2023", which looks at the impact of economic slowdown on the global labour market.

December 2022

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting concludes with launch of ‘Singapore Statement’

    09 December 2022

    Statement identifies priorities to tackle wide range of existing and new employment challenges facing Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.

  2. © ILO 2023

    Training Workshop on Strengthening Regional Capacity on Employment Injury Insurance (EII) and Employment Insurance (EI)

    09 December 2022

    ILO/Korea Partnership Programme and the Korean partner intuitions brought together the tripartite representatives from seven countries in South-East Asia to discuss and enhance their knowledge and understanding in relation to strengthening EII and EI system in the countries.

  3. ILO’s 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting opens with call for greater efforts to ensure inclusive growth

    06 December 2022

    Government, employer and worker representatives from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States gather in Singapore to shape priorities for action to drive employment growth in both regions.

  4. ILO and DTI accelerate digital entrepreneurship trainings for 2023

    05 December 2022

    The ILO and DTI will accelerate digital entrepreneurship training for increased productivity, improved safety of small and informal enterprises across the Philippines under the Bringing Back Jobs Safely Project funded by the Government of Japan.

  5. ILO to release new report on violence and harassment in the world of work

    01 December 2022

    The International Labour Organization will publish a new report on violence and harassment at work, on Monday 5 December 2022.

November 2022

  1. © Richard Foo TH 2023

    Rising inflation brings striking fall in real wages, ILO report finds

    30 November 2022

    Well-designed policy measures are needed urgently to prevent the deepening of existing levels of poverty, inequality and social unrest, according to the latest ILO report on global wages.

  2. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting of the International Labour Organization to take place 6-9 December in Singapore

    29 November 2022

    High-level participation to include President of Singapore H.E. Halimah Yacob, new ILO Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo and 15 ministers from Asia, the Pacific and Arab States.