News and articles


  1. Press release

    ILO Welcomes Timor-Leste, Vanuatu into the Fold

    06 October 2003, NEW ZEALAND

    The ILO formally welcomes new member states Timor-Leste and Vanuatu during an opening ceremony for the first South-East Asia and Pacific Sub-Regional Tripartite Forum on Decent Work in Auckland.

  2. Press release

    Turbulent Times for Tourism Employment

    12 September 2003, BANGKOK

    A new ILO report analysing the Asia Pacific tourism industry introduced at a Tripartite Regional Meeting on Employment in the Tourism Industry in Asia and the Pacific.

  3. Press release

    ILO Conference to consider jobs crisis in Asian and Pacific Tourism

    09 September 2003, BANGKOK

    Government, employer and worker representatives from 18 countries in Asia and the Pacific gather at an ILO meeting to discuss the jobs crisis in the region's vital tourism sector and consider employment and social policies for the future.

  4. Press release

    Seminar to Focus on Revision of Labour Laws

    18 August 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO, American Center for International Labor Solidarity (ACILS), Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FIS) and the Arom Pongpangan Foundation jointly host a workshop on the revision of Thai labour laws.

  5. Press release

    Plight of Agricultural Workers in the Spotlight

    14 August 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO’s Bureau for Workers’ Activities (ACTRAV) organizes seminar with representatives from 21 Asia and the Pacific countries, focusing on improving the conditions for agricultural workers in the region.

  6. Press release

    Labour Migration

    27 July 2003, BANGKOK

    Representatives of government, employer and worker groups attends ILO regional tripartite meeting assessing the opportunities and challenges facing countries in the region amid continuing demand for migrant labour.

  7. Press release

    ILO Regional Tripartite Meeting on Challenges to Labour Migration Policy and Management in Asia

    26 June 2003, BANGKOK

    ILO’s Regional Tripartite Meeting, brings together representatives from governments, employer and worker groups from 21 countries in Asia and the Pacific to review migration trends and issues in relation to economic and social development in the region.

  8. Press release

    World Day against Child Labour Marked around the World

    11 June 2003, BANGKOK

    World Day against Child Labour focuses on the trafficking of children, as it is estimated that 1.2 million children are compelled through trafficking into various forms of unwanted work, ranging from hazardous of forced labour to sexual exploitation.

  9. Press release

    A Red Card to Child Labour, Trafficking

    03 June 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO’s International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC) is holding a ‘Football Fun Day’ including awareness-raising activities on the subject of child labour, as well as trafficking.

  10. Press release

    Time for Equality at Work'

    09 May 2003, BANGKOK

    The ILO launches ‘Time for equality at work’, the fourth global report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.