News and articles


  1. Press release

    Thai tsunami victims unveil 'World's longest batik' to mark disaster anniversary

    15 December 2005,

    A group of Thai workers who lost their livelihoods in the 2004 Tsunami mark the first anniversary of the disaster by unveiling their own memorial - a 133 metre long hand-made batik chronicling what happened when the tsunami waves hit Khao Lak.

  2. Press release

    Cambodia's labour laws under review

    12 December 2005,

    A two-day international conference on possible revisions to Cambodia’s labour law is held in Phnom Penh.

  3. Press release

    Experts to review laws and guidelines to protect children against trafficking

    21 November 2005,

    Experts from seven countries in the region gather in Bangkok to review legal frameworks and law enforcement capacity in combating child trafficking and to develop child friendly guidelines for the care of children who survived trafficking.

  4. Press release

    ILO announces new dates for Asian Regional Meeting

    18 November 2005,

    The ILO Governing Body approves the holding of the 14th Asian Regional Meeting of the ILO in Busan, Republic of Korea.

  5. Press release

    ILO Project to fight child trafficking launches 'Good Practice' publication on eve of universal children's day

    18 November 2005, BANGKOK

    The ILO’s Mekong Sub-regional Project to Combat Trafficking in Children and Women announces the launch of a new publication highlighting the value of direct child participation in fighting human trafficking.

  6. Press release

    ILO helps Pakistan earthquake survivors find work and income

    08 November 2005, Islamabad

    The ILO is working hand-in-hand with local authorities to help people in some of the worst-affected areas after the Pakistan earthquake to rebuild their lives helping them finding work and income.

  7. Press release

    Asia clothing, textile producers doing "better than predicted", post- MFA

    11 October 2005,

    A new ILO report shows that many of Asia ’s textile and clothing exporting countries are coping with the end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement (MFA) better than had been predicted.

  8. Press release

    ILO project to improve communications for Mongolia's rural communities enters final phase

    04 October 2005,

    Two ILO workshops on Integrated Rural Accessibility Planning (IRAP) is being held in Mongolia with the aim to improve links between rural people and key services like medical care and education.

  9. Press release

    Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia and ILO team up to advocate promotion of “child safe” tourism policies to prevent trafficking in children and women tourism industry

    22 September 2005,

    Promoting safer environments – employers, workers and officials/staff of relevant government institutions and NGOs to receive training in counter-trafficking measures.

  10. Press release

    New ILO report finds mixed progress towards millennium development goals in Asia Pacific

    12 September 2005, BANGKOK

    A new ILO report says that despite encouraging progress in cutting poverty and improving the working lives of people in Asia and the Pacific, unemployment reached a new record high in the region while jobs growth remained “disappointing”.