News and articles


  1. Press release

    Jobs-led recovery and plan for sustainable decent work at ILO high level meeting of ten Pacific member States at Port Vila, Vanuatu, 8–9 February 2010

    03 February 2010,

    In the aftermath of the global economic downturn and a lingering jobs crisis, the ILO is convening a high-level meeting on Decent Work for Sustainable Development in the Pacific from 8 to February in Vanuatu.

  2. Press release

    Job Losses in Asia and Pacific slow - ILO predicts regional average around 5% for 2010

    26 January 2010,

    The number of jobless worldwide reached nearly 212 million in 2009 following an unprecedented increase of 34 million compared to 2007, on the eve of the global crisis, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in its annual Global Employment Trends report 2010.

  3. Press release

    ILO launches 'stay safe' guidebook for domestic workers in Thailand at the FCCT, 10.30 am., Thursday 28 January 2010

    25 January 2010,

    All Bangkok-based media – foreign and Thai nationals – are cordially invited to attend this bilingual event, with simultaneous English-Thai translation, at The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand.


  1. Press release

    Garment workers to compete using their knowledge of the Cambodian labour law

    22 December 2009,

    The ILO Better Factories Cambodia in partnership with Radio Mohanokor FM93.5 is launching a radio competition allowing garment workers to compete using their knowledge of the Cambodia’s labour law.

  2. Press release

    ILO Better Factories Cambodia 23rd Synthesis Report; Global economic crisis still affecting the garment industry, but factory working conditions generally remain good

    16 December 2009,

    The ILO Better Factories Cambodia today releases its “23rd Synthesis Report on Working Conditions in Cambodia’s Garment Sector,” which assesses compliance with Cambodian labour law and international labour standards in garment factories.

  3. Press release

    Union leaders express concern at ASEAN's approach

    16 December 2009,

    Trade union leaders from the ten ASEAN member States just completed a three day meeting to discuss the Charter and its implications for South East Asia’s workers. The event was jointly organized by the ILO,the International Trade Union Confederation Asia Pacific and the ASEAN Trade Union Council.

  4. Press release

    ILO to issue report on status of global jobs crisis

    04 December 2009,

    The International Institute for Labour Studies of the ILO is to launch a new study, entitled World of Work Report 2009 – The Global Jobs Crisis and beyond on Monday 7th of December.

  5. Press release

    ILO and Cambodia agree on a Decent Work Cooperation Framework: three year plan of action to assist Cambodian Government, employers and workers

    26 November 2009,

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and the Kingdom of Cambodia have agreed today to a three-year cooperation framework and plan of action that will help the country recover from the economic and social crisis facing the region and build a stronger platform for future development.

  6. Press release

    Thai trade unions press for ratification of ILO Conventions on Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

    06 November 2009,

    Some 30 leaders of 12 Thai national trade unions expressed concern about restrictive labour rights and announced an advocacy campaign directed at ensuring the Thai Government ratifies core international labour standards covering freedom of association, the right to organize and collective bargaining.

  7. Press release

    Regional experts discuss impact of financial crisis on jobs and global production networks

    13 October 2009,

    New research into the effects of the economic crisis on jobs in global production networks has been highlighted at an international meeting at Thammasat University. The meeting brought together experts and researchers from 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific to discuss their research findings and the impact of the crisis. The aim was to contribute to the policy debate on economic recovery and decent jobs in Asia and the Pacific. The International Seminar on Jobs in Global Production Networks – Crisis and Recovery was held at Thammasat’s Tha Prachan campus on Tuesday, 13 October 2009. It was attended by members of the Network of Institutes for Labour Studies from Australia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.