News and articles

2010

  1. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour - countries to "go for the goal" and tackle child labour

    10 June 2010,

    As the football World Cup in South Africa kicked off, countries throughout Asia-Pacific marked World Day against Child Labour with an urgent appeal to "Go For the goal - end child labour".

  2. Labour and Social Trends in ASEAN 2010

    ASEAN’S strong recovery faces challenges, says ILO report, Productivity, skills, job quality critical

    20 May 2010,

    ASEAN countries have rebounded remarkably from the global economic crisis and many are recording pre-crisis economic growth levels but they face key challenges, including rebalancing growth, improving workforce skills, rebuilding employment and – critically – accelerating productivity to compete with India and China, according to a new ILO report.

  3. News

    New ILO report assesses Labour and Social Trends, Crisis recovery, Future Challenges for Asean Economies

    14 May 2010,

    A new report on labour and social trends in the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be released by the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific on Friday 21st May. The report has been prepared for participants attending the 2nd ASEAN Human Resource Conference, being held in Hanoi on Tuesday 25th May.

  4. Press release

    New ILO report assesses labour and social trends, crisis recovery, future challenges for ASEAN economies

    14 May 2010,

    (ILO Bangkok) - New report on labour and social trends in the 10 member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will be released by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific next week. The report has been prepared for participants attending the 2nd ASEAN Human Resource Conference, being held in Hanoi on Tuesday 25th May.

  5. Press release

    New ILO global report on child labour as effort to end child labour slow, ILO calls for “re-energized” global action

    10 May 2010,

    (ILO Geneva & Bangkok) Amid growing concerns over the impact of the economic downturn, the ILO warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are slowing down and called for a “re-energized” global campaign to end the practice.

  6. Press release

    NEW DATE: ILO to issue new Global Report on Child Labour. Invitation to briefing in Bangkok to examine situation in Asia and the Pacific on 7 May, 11 am at United Nations Conference Centre

    05 May 2010,

    (ILO BANGKOK) – The ILO is to launch a new report on the state of child labour around the world. The report is being launched on the eve of a major global meeting in The Hague, aimed at intensifying efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour within the next decade. The new ILO Global Report on Child Labour, entitled “Accelerating action against child labour” will be launched worldwide, under embargo, on 7 May.

  7. Press release

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work - Knowing the Risks

    29 April 2010,

    (ILO Phnom Penh) Cambodia marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work on Friday April 30th with an event focusing on the theme “Knowing Your Health and Safety Risks and Preventing Workplace Accidents"

  8. Partnerships and Development Cooperation

    ILO and Australia sign first-ever partnership agreement

    20 April 2010,

    The Government of Australia and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have signed a five-year Partnership Agreement that will provide $A15 million in the first two years to promote employment and decent work in the Asia-Pacific region.

  9. Press release

    Viet Nam commits to strengthening legal frameworks for employer-worker negotiations

    01 April 2010,

    Viet Nam has announced it is taking steps to strengthen its legal framework by creating a better environment for workers and employers to settle differences as they arise.

  10. Press release

    New ILO project to eliminate child labour and its worst forms in Viet Nam

    29 March 2010,

    The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), ILO and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) today launched a 2.5-million-Euro Project of Support to the Design and Implementation of National Programmes on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Viet Nam.