Preparing for the future of work in Asia-Pacific

  1. Press release

    ILO: Future of work strategies in Asia-Pacific should focus more on people than technologies

    As countries respond to forces shaping the future of work, their primary focus is to promote technological advancement to boost economic growth with insufficient attention given to creating decent jobs, finds a new ILO report entitled Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6 .

    The report provides a mapping of national responses to trends like technological advancements, demographic shifts and climate change in ten ASEAN countries and their six main trading partners, assessing their capacity to shape a future with decent work for all.


  1. Article

    The three elements that Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  2. Women in STEM

    ILO and Thailand enhance women’s access to technical skills in electronics industry

    26 September 2019

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Ministry of Labour of Thailand have developed a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) training program for women workers in the electronics sector. Minister of Labour M.R. Jatumongkol Sonakul presided the commencement ceremony for the first graduates.

  3. Article

    China promotes gender equality at work

    23 September 2019

    OpEd by Claire Courteille-Mulder, the Director of ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia. According to an ILO report, up to 12 percent of workers said they had been subject to verbal abuse, humiliating behavior, bullying, unwanted sexual attention or sexual harassment. Eliminating violence and harassment at the workplace is crucial to achieve greater gender equality and shape a future that works for all men and women, says Claire Courteille-Mulder.

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