News and press releases
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.