28 March 2014
On 28 March 2014, the ILO and the Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads (DoLIDAR), Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development signed an agreement for the implementation of the routine maintenance component under the Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP). The SNRTP was negotiated between the Government of Nepal and the WB to enhance the availability and reliability of transport connectivity for rural communities in 33 districts. The agreement with the ILO covers a 5 years period with an estimated cost of $6.5 million.
ILO-IOM Regional conference on making breakthrough in the implementation of Ethical and Professional Recruitment
The ILO, IOM and the EU convene Asian recruitment agencies in Manila to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of the industry under the auspices of the 2nd Regional Conference of the Alliance of Asian Associations of Overseas Employment Service Providers (AAA-OESP).
25 March 2014
The first training for private recruitment agencies on new regulations governing the sending of Cambodians to work abroad is held in Phnom Penh.
24 March 2014
Equality and fair treatment are among the key pillars of harmonious societies. Equal opportunity and treatment allows all in society to contribute fully to development and share equitably in the benefits deriving from their labour. However, discrimination based on bias and prejudices still pervades all spheres of life, especially in the workplace. Discrimination in the workplace occurs when a person or group of persons is excluded from an opportunity, preferred over another, or treated differently on the basis of personal characteristics not related to genuine job requirements.
24 February 2014
The report, based on the largest survey of working conditions in the Thai fishing sector to date, has been compiled by the ILO’s tripartite project to protect migrant workers within and from the Greater Mekong Subregion and the Asian Research Center for Migration at Chulalongkorn University’s Institute of Asian Studies.
13 February 2014
Tripartite Action to Protect Migrant Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam, with activities in China to follow. In each country, governments and social partners are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.
03 February 2014
The South Korean entrepreneur tells APYouthNet why changes in farming offer young people business opportunities.
24 January 2014
The GMS TRIANGLE project is supporting the provision of services, primarily through MRCs, in areas with a large migrant population.
23 January 2014
The GMS TRIANGLE project’s survey of target provinces revealed that knowledge about safe migration and rights at work among potential migrants is very low. Over one-third of potential migrants were not able to correctly identify any of the terms that should be included in a standard labour contract and the majority were not aware of the support resources available in destination countries.
ASEAN TRIANGLE: Meeting Report - Regional Meeting on Work in Fishing: Increased Knowledge Base and Sharing Good Practices for the Protection of Migrant Workers
22 January 2014
Report of the meeting which was held from 12 to 13 September 2013, in Makassar, Indonesia