News and articles

2021

  1. Adopting new management practices and safety systems leads to improved productivity, food safety and worker motivation

    01 December 2021

    A well-established and growing dairy company in Myanmar took advantage of ILO SCORE Training to modernize its production and management systems, increase product quality and safety to catch up with customer needs, and improve worker engagement.

  2. Relief provided to 4,500 return migrant workers in Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    07 September 2021

    The Lao Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare will distribute urgently needed food, hygiene items and information about local employment opportunities to returning migrant workers at quarantine centres, with the support of the International Labour Organization, European Union and Australian Government.

  3. 10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

    29 July 2021

    Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. 10 years on from the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No. 189), Anna Olsen, Technical Specialist at the International Labour Organization’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

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    ILO estimates reveal heavy job losses in the first half of 2021 in Myanmar

    19 July 2021

    With an economy already weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapid assessment by the ILO reveals a deep employment crisis following the military takeover in Myanmar.

  5. Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

    09 July 2021

    First of its kind regional study highlights policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies and areas where additional policies are required to capture full potential of shift towards green jobs and a just transition.

  6. The ILO makes an urgent appeal to protect Myanmar’s children as child labour rises to 160 million worldwide

    11 June 2021

  7. Report highlights need for gender equality in Asia’s garment sector

    06 May 2021

    A new ILO report 'Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector' examines the status and trends relating to women and gender dynamics in Asia’s garment sector while providing a roadmap for action to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

  8. World Day for Safety and Health at Work: ILO Social Partners to join hands

    28 April 2021

    Today, April 28, marks World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SafeDay). This year’s SafeDay focuses on anticipating, preparing and responding to crises – by investing in resilient Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Systems.

  9. This is what leadership looks like: Nan Zar Ni Myint is empowering a network of Myanmar domestic workers in Thailand

    11 March 2021

    Women have been hit harder by the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic as more women work in low-paying, insecure and informal jobs. This includes migrant domestic workers. Nan Zar Ni Myint is a domestic worker from Myanmar and a volunteer in her community based in Bangkok, Thailand. She has mobilized her network of domestic workers to support other domestic workers in Thailand, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    ILO calls on Myanmar to respect freedom of association and restore democratic order

    10 February 2021

    In the wake of the military takeover that has sparked widespread demonstrations in Myanmar, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization says workers and employers must be able to exercise their right to protest without violence or threats.