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Labour force survey
Brunei Darussalam’s first labour force survey is to be carried out in 2014, as part of a new project that will pave the way for a comprehensive national labour market information system.
The latest newsletter of the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific, covering the latest activities in the region, upcoming activities and recent publications.
Truck driver Ronaldo Payda believes breastfeeding rights are a man's business too. He took after the cause after he and his wife saw the effects on their new baby. An ILO project is trying to build on such advocacy work, to help more working women keep their babies healthy.
The first national data show that 1.75 million Vietnamese children are child workers. The rate of child labour in Viet Nam is lower than the world's average and very close to the regional figure.
Better factories in Cambodia
The ILO - Better Factories Cambodia launched an online transparency database showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions. Factories included in the database already made improvements on legal requirements.
The Japanese Government is to fund a US$3,000,000 project to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan rebuild their livelihoods.
The Convention on Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, known as Convention 187, is expected to help the country with its work safety laws and international trade negotiations.
Two major reports that lay out the challenges and opportunities for sustainable business development in Cambodia were launched on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 in Phnom Penh.
New Country Director
Mr Tim de Meyer has taken up his post as the International Labour Organization's (ILO) new Country Director in Beijing.
The ILO's latest study on employment trends looks at global and regional employment trends - including unemployment, working poverty and vulnerable employment - and highlights growing concerns about the quality of jobs.
"Repairing the economic and social fabric"
The study analyses the global employment situation five years after the start of the global financial crisis. It looks at labour market performance and projections both at the global and regional levels.
The study examines the continuing job crisis affecting young people in many parts of the world. It provides updated statistics on global and regional youth unemployment rates and presents ILO policy recommendations to curb the current trends.
A database of labour statistics and methodologies covering the economically active population, employment, unemployment, wages and related variables.
The effects of the economic crisis were felt more slowly in Asia and the Pacific than some other regions.
This global policy instrument addresses the social and employment impact of the international financial and economic crisis. It promotes a productive recovery centred on investments, employment and social protection.