News and articles


  1. Occupational safety and health

    Decent work for sanitation workers in South Asia under the spotlight

    21 October 2021,

    A recent workshop highlighted existing challenges and opportunities, as well as actions taken by the ILO, governments and social partners to address decent work deficits facing sanitation workers in South Asia.

  2. News

    A new Migrant Worker Resource Centre inaugurated in Bokeo Province, Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    21 October 2021,

    The joint ILO-UN Women Safe and Fair Programme, under the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls, in collaboration with Bokeo Lao Federation of Trade Unions, opened a Migrant Worker Resource Centre in Bokeo, a northern province of Laos PDR on 22 July 2021.

  3. News

    Seminar on Employment-first Strategy and Sustainable Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis successfully held in Changchun

    18 October 2021,

    The ILO and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China successfully co-organized Seminar on Employment-first Strategy and Sustainable Economic Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis in Changchun, Jilin province on 15 October 2021.

  4. News

    Viet Nam Social Security staff trained to better understand and respond to health insurance members’ needs

    18 October 2021,

    To promote member-centric design and efficient implementation of social health insurance, ILO has supported training for Viet Nam Social Security staff on how to carry out satisfaction assessments and effectively meet the needs of users through customer care.

  5. Asia-Pacific labour market insights

    Labour productivity trends in Asia and the Pacific highlight uneven COVID-19 impacts

    18 October 2021,

    Enhanced labour productivity is key to boost living standards and is prioritized in the Sustainable Development Goals. In Asia and the Pacific, growth in labour productivity has been instrumental in reducing poverty in recent decades.

  6. World Mental Health Day

    Better Work Indonesia promotes mental health and gender equality for garment industry

    12 October 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    Better Work Indonesia (BWI), a joint programme of ILO and IFC, member of World Bank Group conducts a series of knowledge-sharing sessions to promote mental health and gender equality at its participating garment companies during the pandemic COVID-19.

  7. News

    Youth employment for Thailand post-COVID human-centred recovery

    11 October 2021,

    The webinar organized by the ILO promotes dialogue on the impact of the crisis on youth employment in Thailand and lessons for a human-centred recovery.

  8. News

    A game changer for safe and fair recruitment of domestic workers

    11 October 2021,

    ILO launches the Hiring Challenge, a new online game designed to improve understanding of what’s needed for fair and safe recruitment of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong, China.

  9. News

    Launched, the good practice video on trade unions’ actions to prevent HIV at workplace

    08 October 2021, Jakarta, Indonesia

    The ILO recently launched a new good practice video highlighting the important roles of trade unions in the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS at the workplace.

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    Occupational safety and health

    ILO adopts code of practice on safety and health in textiles, clothing, leather and footwear industries

    08 October 2021,

    More than 60 million workers around the globe will benefit from concrete guidance on improving safety and health in one of the world’s oldest manufacturing sectors.