1. Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador Capstone Event

    To celebrate the achievements of Round II of the Saphan Siang Youth Ambassador programme, a Capstone (Graduation) Event was held on 5 June 2015 in Bangkok. The event was an opportunity for all twenty Youth Ambassadors and host organizations (CSO partners) to share their experiences; to reflect lessons learned and strategize the next steps of the programme; and for the Youth Ambassadors to present their proposed community outreach projects as part of their continued engagement with the campaign. Several of the campaign’s supporters, including UN-ACT and UN Women participated in the event.

  2. Sign up to end modern slavery

    One year after the adoption of the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) and accompanying Recommendation, the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) presents a timely opportunity to engage with and garner the support of ILC delegates for a global campaign to end modern slavery.

  3. Decent Work for Domestic Workers Begins at Home Campaign

    In support of the global campaign to celebrate the 4th anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention (No. 189) 2011, on 16 June 2015, ILO officials from Manila Office joined their colleagues around the world in raising awareness of domestic workers’ rights and responsibilities as employers of domestic workers, with a simple gesture of taking photos holding the campaign signs with either their domestic workers, loved ones or friends.

  4. Signing up to end modern slavery

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, was joined by delegates to the International Labour Conference, in signing a signature panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery. The campaign has the goal of encouraging 50 member States to ratify, by 2018, the Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.

  5. “Raise Our Voices”, new song against child labour

    “Raise Our Voices” is a new song by DEYSofficial, a group composed of four Canadian siblings who have been singing professionally since they were children.

  6. World Day Against Child Labour - 12 June 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour. The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus particularly on the importance of quality education as a key step in tackling child labour. It is very timely to do so, as in 2015 the international community will be reviewing reasons for the failure to reach development targets on education and will be setting new goals and strategies.


  1. Following the journey of a migrant domestic worker in Lao PDR

    In Lao PDR, International Migrants Day will be marked through the screening of the film "My Name is Saray" across three national TV stations.

  2. Migrant workers on a Journey of Hope in Malaysia

    The Migration Works campaign will celebrate the contributions migrant workers make to Malaysia through art. An exhibition reflecting the positive contribution of migrant workers and reflecting migrant workers’ experiences in Malaysia will be hosted as part of week-long celebrations to mark International Human Rights Week.

  3. Migrants celebrate International Migrants Day in Myanmar

    As GMS TRIANGLE project began activities in Myanmar at the beginning of 2014, this year marks the first International Migrants Day celebrated by the project in the country. The project will support decentralised activities across key districts in Myanmar.

  4. Trade unions’ power to protect migrant workers celebrated in Viet Nam

    In Viet Nam, the National Project Coordinator of the GMS TRIANGLE project will participate in a live interview with the Vietnam Confederation of Labour (VGCL) to promote the role of trade unions in protecting migrant workers. The interview will take place on VOV1 on International Migrants day. An opinion piece on fair migration by ILO Regional Director Yoshiteru Uramoto will also be translated into Vietnamese and published widely.