News and articles


  1. Press release

    Global Employment Trends 2008

    23 January 2008, GENEVE

    The ILO's Global Employment Trends report says economic turbulence largely due to credit market turmoil and rising oil prices could spur an increase in global unemployment by an estimated 5 million persons in 2008.

  2. Press release

    ILO to launch Global Employment Trends report 2008

    17 January 2008, BANGKOK

    The ILO will issue its annual Global Employment Trends report (GET) next week, providing a comprehensive analysis of current global employment, unemployment and labour market trends.

  3. Press release

    ILO meeting to review situation of Thai workers in Korea

    16 January 2008,

    The situation of Thai migrant workers in the Republic of Korea will be under the spotlight at an international meeting in Bangkok this week.


  1. Press release

    Vietnamese photographer wins International Day of Disabled Persons photographic competition

    03 December 2007, BANGKOK

    Vietnamese photographer Mr Hung Nguyen, has won the “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities” Asia Pacific region photographic competition.

  2. Press release

    Pacific's progress towards Decent Work spotlighted at international meeting

    23 November 2007, SUVA

    Issues facing the Pacific Island Countries concerning growth, employment and decent work will be examined at a three-day international meeting being organized by the ILO in Nadi, Fiji.

  3. Press release

    Photograph competition launched to mark United Nations Day of Disabled Persons

    25 October 2007, BANGKOK

    The ILO, Disabled Peoples’ International and Irish Aid are organizing an Asia-Pacific photograph competition under the theme “Decent Work for Persons with Disabilities” to raise awareness of the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons on the 3rd December 2007.

  4. Press release

    Nepal ratifies ILO Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples' Rights

    19 September 2007, KATHMANDU

    Nepal becomes the first country in South Asia to ratify the Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (No.169) adopted by the ILO in 1989.

  5. Press release

    Statement from the ILO on detained labour activists in Myanmar

    12 September 2007, BANGKOK

    The ILO calls upon the government to review and reverse the sentences of six labour activists in Myanmar.The persons concerned should be released without delay.

  6. Press release

    Nepal ratifies ILO Forced Labour Convention

    04 September 2007, KATHMANDU

    On 16 August, the Legislative Parliament of Nepal approved the ratification of the Abolition of Forced Labour Convention (No.105) adopted by the ILO in 1957.

  7. Press release

    Key Indicators of the Labour Market (KILM) in South-East Asia

    03 September 2007, BANGKOK

    Labour productivity in South-East Asia and the Pacific[1] is “stagnant” compared to the rest of Asia , and not enough employment opportunities are being created, the International Labour Office (ILO) said in a new report published today.