News and articles


  1. Press release

    Workshop to highlight legal, tax benefits of hiring workers with disabilities

    04 February 2011, BANGKOK

    (ILO Bangkok) The International Labour Organization (ILO), the Employers’ Confederation of Thailand (ECOT) and the Law Faculty of Thammasat University will organize a workshop on the legal and tax benefits for employers hiring persons with disabilities.

  2. Press release

    Asia Pacific job recovery lagging economic growth, says ILO report: ILO Global Employment Trends 2011; cites concerns including inflation, youth unemployment, working poverty

    25 January 2011, BANGKOK

    BANGKOK (ILO News) – With global unemployment, as officially measured, at record highs for the third straight year since the start of the economic crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) warned that weak recovery in jobs is likely to continue in 2011, especially in developed economies.

  3. Press release

    National Green Jobs Conference

    24 January 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Ministries of Labour and Labour Relations and Productivity Promotion, is organizing a two-day National Conference on Green Jobs from 24-25 January 2011.

  4. News

    New report reveals dynamic trends and important emerging issues in Vietnam’s labour market

    24 January 2011,

    A new report of the labour market was launched providing careful analysis of the latest information and assessing the impact of the economic challenges that Vietnam has faced in recent years.

  5. Press release

    Eight countries meet in Jakarta to exchange experiences on how to increase youth employment in Asia and the Pacific

    24 January 2011,

    Representatives of governments, workers, employers and specialists from eight countries in Asia and the Pacific are meeting in Jakarta from 25 – 28 January to discuss ways to increase youth employment in the region.

  6. Press release

    ILO to launch annual report on Global Employment Trends 2011

    19 January 2011, BANGKOK

    BANGKOK (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization is to issue its annual report, “Global Employment Trends: The challenge of a jobs recovery”, on Tuesday 25 January 2011.

  7. Press release

    ILO-Bappeda Kupang to identify constraints to employment growth in NTT

    14 January 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Provincial Development Planning Agency (Bappeda) in Nusa Tenggara Timur (NTT) will organize a training workshop on employment diagnostic analysis from 18 – 20 January 2011 at Kristal Hotel, Kupang, NTT. The workshop is aimed to build capacity in employment diagnostic analysis among policymakers, social partners and academia on employment as part of the efforts to boost employment growth in NTT.

  8. News

    Viet Nam acknowledges ILO contribution on occupational safety and health

    14 January 2011,

    Viet Nam Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) honoured the ILO officials - Mr. Tsuyoshi Kawakami, Senior Specialist in Occupational Safety and Health from the Decent Work Team for Asia and the Pacific and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Ha, Senior Programme Officer from ILO Country Office for Viet Nam.

  9. News

    One UN funded project in Quang Nam receives provincial awards

    14 January 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) under One UN Viet Nam was chosen by the Provincial Peoples Committee to receive two awards for contribution to the socio-economic development of the Quang Nam province in 2010.

  10. Press release

    ILO – Ministry of Manpower examine workplace cooperation in small and medium enterprises to boost productivity and competitiveness

    10 January 2011,

    Being more vulnerable to external shocks, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia have been finding it difficult to sustain operations due to the global crisis. To further assist SMEs to be more productive, competitive and sustainable, the International Labour Organization (ILO) in collaboration with the Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration will organize an impact assessment workshop on Tuesday, 11 January, at the Tripartite Room, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration.