News and articles


  1. News

    Thailand’s Shrimp and Seafood Industry: An Overview of Primary Processing in Samut Sakhon Province

    27 March 2013,

  2. News

    ILO-IPEC Thailand releases a mapping survey snapshot on shrimp and seafood primary processing workpkaces in Samut Sakhon province in Thailand

    27 March 2013,

    The ILO-IPEC project “Combating the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Shrimp and Seafood Processing Areas in Thailand” sponsored a research project during the second and third quarter of 2012 to survey primary processing facilities in Samut Sakhon, a province south of Bangkok.

  3. Press release

    Fire safety - Tripartite partners adopt National Tripartite Plan of Action on Fire Safety for the Ready-Made Garment Sector in Bangladesh

    25 March 2013,

  4. News

    It’s time to improve work safety

    15 March 2013,

    Viet Nam is lagging behind many other countries, including most of its neighbours, in occupational safety and health, said Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Bui Hong Linh. According to the ministry, 606 workers died in work-related accidents last year in Viet Nam, almost 10 per cent increase against 2011.

  5. News

    My Son community-based tourism village opens to tourists

    14 March 2013,

    A new community-based tourism village near the World Cultural Heritage My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam officially opens its service to tourists today. This is part of the project Strengthening of Inland Tourism in Quang Nam between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Quang Nam Province, which is contributing to the promotion of pro-poor tourism in Viet Nam.

  6. News

    Survey on assessing working condition of Asian-Born Nurses in UK

    11 March 2013,

    The EU-funded International Labour Organization project on Decent Work Across Borders (DWAB) is implementing a project focussing on the international migration of health professionals between the Philippines, India and Viet Nam to Europe. The ILO-DWAB is documenting working conditions of foreign trained nurses in the United Kingdom. If you were born in the Philippines, India or Viet Nam and are now working as a nurse in the UK, we would very much like to hear from you! Circulate widely! Survey is open until 31 May 2013.

  7. News

    Online discussion on access and portability of Social Protection for Migrant Workers from 11 – 22 March 2013

    11 March 2013,

    During our two week discussion, we'll be looking at the significant gaps in social protection for migrant workers and how these gaps can be filled.

  8. Press release

    Joint statement: The United Nations strongly condemns attacks on minorities in Pakistan

    11 March 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The United Nations firmly condemns the on-going violence in the country, particularly the recent tragic events in Quetta, Karachi and this past weekend in Lahore, targeting especially religious and ethnic minorities in Pakistan.

  9. Press release

    ILO: Better Work Indonesia Strives to End Workplace Harassment

    08 March 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia

    A worker is offered better hours or more money in return for sexual favours; a manager pinches the bottom of a worker; a worker spreads malicious rumours about a fellow co-worker. These are all forms of harassment, and are common in one form or another in many Indonesian garment factories.

  10. Press release

    Meeting on the new Thai Ministerial Regulation on Domestic Workers

    08 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    A media biefing on the new Thai Ministerial Regulation on Domestic Workers will be held in Bangkok on 10 March 2013 at the Chaophya Park Hotel.