News and articles


  1. Event

    China: International Seminar on Collective Bargaining at Branch/Sector Level

    26 August 2011, Harbin City

  2. Press release

    ILO launches Saphan Siang campaign to improve understanding and change public attitudes towards migrant workers

    22 August 2011, Bangkok, Thailand

    The ILO, IOM, UNESCAP and World Vision launched the Saphan Siang campaign with the aim of improving understanding between Thais and migrant workers working in Thailand. The campaign provides a public forum to discuss issues on the protection of the rights of migrant workers which will increase knowledge and understanding of migrant workers.

  3. Press release

    Breakthrough in reforming labour legislation in Vanuatu

    16 August 2011,

    Tripartite constituents in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu have achieved a breakthrough in consultations to draft an Employment Relations Bill. The new Bill will replace the existing Employment Act, the Trade Disputes Act and the Trade Unions Act.

  4. Press release

    Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour

    09 August 2011,

    A Judicial Colloquium on Human Trafficking & Forced Labour was held from 7-9th August with the participation of 65 Judges. Human Trafficking is gaining increased global attention as a transnational organized crime. The profits generated from trafficking in human beings are significantly high, thereby making it one of the most lucrative criminal industries in the world.

  5. News

    ILO Director-General’s expressed concern on trade union developments in Fiji

    08 August 2011,

  6. Press release

    Vavuniya North Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society to support more than 2,000 paddy farmers

    08 August 2011,

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society (MPCS) of Vavuniya North have joined forces to re-tool a major rice milling operation damaged during the years of Sri Lanka’s civil conflict.

  7. Press release

    Indonesia to examine its progress on the social protection floor

    03 August 2011,

    In Indonesia, informal economy workers and employees without contracts are largely uncovered by social security benefits. It is estimated that 54 per cent of the total population does not have access to social health protection (most of the excluded are workers in the informal economy and their families) and 83 per cent of workers do not have access to other social security benefits (old age, death, work injury).

  8. Event

    Nepal: Campaign for the Ratification and Application of ILO Conventions Nos. 87 and 98 in the Asia-Pacific Region

    31 July 2011,

  9. Press release

    The Australian Government and the International Labour Organisation promote greater access to employment and justice for people with disabilities

    29 July 2011,

    Organisations promoting the rights of people with disabilities demanded greater workforce inclusion and an improvement in basic rights this week in Jakarta.

  10. News

    Viet Nam acknowledges ILO contributions on labour, invalids and social affairs

    26 July 2011,

    Ms Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard, Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country for Viet Nam, was awarded a medal to acknowledge her strong commitment and ILO’s contributions to labour, invalids and social affairs in Viet Nam. The medal was presented by Vice Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa on 26 July 2011 in Hanoi.