The ILO’s work in Asia and the Pacific has been strengthened by a growing number of formal partnerships with member States of the region, a trend that also reflects deepening integration. One result of these arrangements is a growing portfolio of technical cooperation projects that make possible additional work in areas where more impact is required, at regional, national or local level. These cover a wide range of work and work-place related issues, including labour law governance, migration, green jobs, youth employment, gender, enterprise development, social dialogue, skills and vocational training.
The ILO presently has formal Partnership Agreements with four member States in Asia and the Pacific:
- Australia - The Australian Government – ILO Partnership Agreement (2010–2015)
- Japan - ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme
- Korea - ILO/Korea Partnership Programme
- Singapore - ILO & Singapore Ministry of Manpower sign partnership agreement to improve labour and workplace practices
In addition to these partnerships, the technical work of ILO in Asia and the Pacific is also supported through project-specific funding from a number of member States worldwide and multi-lateral organizations such as the Asian Development Bank and the World Bank Group, including the International Finance Corporation and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and other parts of the UN system.
For further information please contact:
Mr Wolfgang Schiefer
Head, Regional unit for Partnerships
Tel: +662 288 2305
Fax: +662 288 3062