Malaysia resources

December 2021

  1. Recovery and labour migration in the post-pandemic future

    Thematic background paper for the 14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

  2. Extending social health protection: Accelerating progress towards Universal Health Coverage in Asia and the Pacific

    This regional report documents and analyses country experiences and lessons on the extension of social health protection coverage in the Asia and the Pacific region. It provides a detailed account of progress made, challenges encountered and remaining coverage gaps, and explores their root causes.

November 2021

  1. ILO welcomes Malaysia’s National Action Plan on Forced Labour

    Message from Ms Chihoko Asada-Miyakawa, the ILO’s Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, on the occasion of the launch of Malaysia's first National Action Plan on Forced Labour, on 26 November 2021.

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    Malaysia takes major step towards ending forced labour

    National Action Plan launched with aim to eliminate forced labour in Malaysia by 2030.

  3. Enabling opportunities and solutions for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific

    In celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2021, the ILO and ESCAP have collaborated on an event bringing stakeholders together to discuss innovative opportunities and scalable solutions for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific.

  4. Mapping of service provision to migrant workers in Peninsular Malaysia

    The ILO has been working with trade unions and civil society partners in Malaysia since 2011 to provide migrant workers with counselling on labour rights, legal assistance, information, education, training and organizing. This mapping study was developed in 2016-2017 by the Migrant Workers’ Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA) project to help in identifying new partners and developing evidence-based strategies to reach out to migrant workers.

  5. 'Going digital with women entrepreneurs in South-East Asia' with the ILO, ITCILO and Google Primer

    17 November 2021

    The ILO Rebuilding Better Project is hosting a combined launch event and workshop for women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand. The event will equip women business owners who are looking to optimize their online presence with new skills, while officially launching three new ITCILO – Google Primer digital training programmes.

  6. Sabah stakeholders seek solutions to forced labour, child labour challenges

    Challenges and best practices to address child and forced labour were discussed by a wide range of Sabah stakeholders recently.

  7. A Bright Future Ahead: Understanding and Addressing Forced Labour and Child Labour Issues

    5 November 2021

    This online event will provide guidance to Sabah employers and other stakeholders on how it can prevent and address forced labour and child labour in their operations.

  8. Voices of MSMEs: COVID-19 Recovery and Staying Resilient with Small Business Owners across Asia

    5 November 2021

    This virtual roundtable discussion will bring together micro, small and medium- enterprises’ (MSME) owners to share experiences and challenges dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to highlight the importance of supporting MSME recovery and resilience by highlighting their voices in the process