News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO’s 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting to be held in Kyoto, Japan will consider employment, economic outlook

    15 November 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the ILO will take place from 4-7 December 2011 at the Kyoto International Convention Centre (KICC), Kyoto, Japan.

  2. Press release

    Kiribati begins the process of reforming its labour laws

    31 October 2011, Suva, Fiji

    Tripartite constituents in the Pacific Island nation of Kiribati have commenced a policy process to update labour laws to better apply fundamental ILO Conventions.

  3. Press release

    Providing better opportunities for people with disabilities to start their own businesses

    28 October 2011,

    The Ministry of Social Affairs, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded a two-week Start and Improve Your Business (SIYB) Training of Trainers (ToT) programmes designed for people with disabilities from 17 to 28 October 2011, at National Vocational Rehabilitation Center, in Cibinong, West Java.

  4. Press release

    ILO to share its lessons learnt on youth employment in Maluku

    25 October 2011, Maluku, Indonesia

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is organizing a two-day Seminar on Impact and Lessons Learnt on Youth Employment in Maluku from 25 – 26 October at Swiss Bell Hotel, Ambon, Maluku, based on its experience executing the Education and Skills Training project for Youth Employment since 2008.

  5. Press release

    ILO praises joint flood crisis response by Thai employers & workers

    24 October 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    Mr Jiyan Wang, Director of the ILO Country Office for Thailand has welcomed the move by Thailand’s employers’ and workers’ organizations to work together and take a joint initiatives to help alleviate the crisis caused by the flooding.

  6. Event

    Asia and the Pacific: Bipartite Worker-Employer Workshop on Decent Work

    21 October 2011, Colombo

  7. Press release

    Indonesia commits to strengthen labour administration and inspection systems

    20 October 2011, Jakarta, Indonesia

    In the world of work, labour inspection is the most important instrument of the state for ensuring labour law compliance in the areas such as industrial relations, wages, working conditions, occupational safety and health, and social security.

  8. Event

    Colombo: Sub Regional Seminar on Strengthening Union Capacity in order to Achieve Decent Work

    19 October 2011, Colombo

  9. Losses from change rainfall patterns

    Farmers Protected Against Losses from Change Rainfall Patterns

    17 October 2011,

    The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) Regional Office 10, covering regions 10 and Caraga in Mindanao paid more than half a million pesos to 56 rice farmers, 27 of whom are women, 29 men in the Municipality of Buenavista.

  10. Event

    Seminar in Jakarta on Trade Union Capacity Building

    14 October 2011, Jakarta