News and articles


  1. Press release

    Meeting on the new Thai Ministerial Regulation on Domestic Workers

    08 March 2013, Bangkok, Thailand

    A media biefing on the new Thai Ministerial Regulation on Domestic Workers will be held in Bangkok on 10 March 2013 at the Chaophya Park Hotel.

  2. Press release

    South-to-South Cooperation Regional Workshop: Marking the regional efforts to end child labour by 2016

    04 March 2013, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Key leaders representing government, employers, trade unions and other relevant stakeholders from six countries will meet at Hotel Balairung Jakarta, Monday (4/3), to look at ways of strengthening South-to-South cooperation in combating child labour.

  3. News

    Enhancing the rights of indigenous peoples in the context of ILO Convention 169

    01 March 2013,

    “Indigenous peoples’ lives are within the land,” as a Subanen tribal leader said. However, indigenous peoples continue to face struggles in relation to their rights, culture and ancestral domains. They often feel helpless, not knowing who to turn to.

  4. Press release

    Cultural Mela: Creative art work of Brick Kiln workers

    27 February 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan

    Brick kiln workers presented their life experiences through creative art in a Cultural Mela held in Lahore.

  5. News

    DWAB online photo competition: Final judging

    20 February 2013,

    Decent Work Across Borders together with the Alliance of Young Nurse Leaders (AYNLA) culminated its online photo competition last 20 February 2013 with the final judging of entries based on first round of judging which yielded twenty one photos. The entries were submitted by different young health professionals, mostly nurses, based in the Philippines and abroad. The judges were composed of the ILO Manila Senior Program Officer, a Program Officer from the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines, a seasoned local and international photojournalist and the President of one of the health professional organizations in the Philippines.

  6. Press release

    India: Workers detained in violation of their rights

    20 February 2013, New-Delhi, India

  7. Press release

    First ever National Policy for Overseas Pakistanis

    20 February 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan

    The Government of Pakistan, Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis has drafted a first ever National Policy for Overseas Pakistanis with a focus on maximizing welfare and empowerment of Pakistani diaspora working in different countries across the globe.

  8. Press release

    Fiji Child Labour DVD to be launched at the National Child Labour Forum

    18 February 2013, Nadi, Fiji

    The plight of children in child labour in Fiji will be raised, through the launching of a DVD titled “Back to School- Tackling Child Labour in Fiji”

  9. News

    ILO/IPEC Thailand and Provincial Government of Samut Sakhon work together on child labour prevention

    15 February 2013,

    The ILO/IPEC Thailand and the Provincial Government of Samut Sakhon organized jointly a meeting on migrant children and their needs on 15 February 2013 in Samut Sakhon.

  10. Gender gap

    India: Why is women’s labour force participation dropping?

    13 February 2013,

    More women in India of working age are enrolling in secondary school but that is only one reason why the number of women who are either working or looking for a job is decreasing.