02/04/2021 11:55 AM

Poor and middle-income countries need bold new mechanisms to dig out of crushing debt, sharply worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on “green,” sustainable recovery, a senior UN official told G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors at the World Bank-International Monetary Fund (IMF) Annual Meetings yesterday.

06/03/2021 03:15 AM

The Budget for 2021-22 (April-March) also proposes to launch a portal that would collect relevant information on gig economy workers, including those working in building and construction, among others.

04/03/2021 10:50 AM

Officials hope expanded protection for workers and more options will attract people to join the contribution-based social security scheme.

28/02/2021 06:50 PM

Thailand kicked off its COVID-19 inoculation campaign on Sunday, with cabinet ministers, health officials and medical professionals among the first in the queue to receive vaccinations.

22/01/2021 11:55 AM

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking to hire an unspecified number of firms to provide research and tools for its sustainable investments.

20/01/2021 03:10 PM

Chile ratified the ILO Protocol of 2014 to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 . With the culmination of this process, Chile becomes the third country in South America to take on the challenge of moving forward to become a country free of forced labour.

13/01/2021 03:15 PM

The dramatic increase in working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the poor working conditions experienced by many homeworkers who, prior to the crisis, numbered an estimated 260 million people worldwide.

30/11/2020 10:35 AM

The vision of ASEAN young entrepreneurs should be beyond their national borders, for co-operation and prosperity. They should not stop co-operating to reach regional and international customers.

UN calls for comprehensive debt standstill in all developing countries

ESIC, other social security safety nets to cover gig economy workers

Nepal: Government amends Social Security Scheme rules to attract workers

Thailand starts COVID-19 vaccination campaign

Japan’s GPIF seeks ESG research providers

Chile ratifies the Protocol to Convention No. 29, reaffirming its commitment to fight against forced labour

Homeworkers need to be better protected, says the ILO

ASEAN young entrepreneurs urged to promote co-operation