ILO in Asia and the Pacific

  • Working conditions and productivity

    When dialogue makes good sense for businesses and workers alike

    The successful introduction of effective and regular systems for employers and workers to communicate has boosted productivity and improved working conditions in a Viet Nam auto production company.

  • Labour inspection

    Technology lightens the load for factory inspector

    A new tablet App called ‘LISA’ is making it easier for Sri Lanka’s labour inspectors to monitor cases and labour law compliance.



  • SPOTLIGHT

    This special Youth Employment edition of Spotlight contains stories of how some young people in Asia Pacific have faced the youth employment crisis, and built promising futures using their own talents and determination.

What's new

  1. 104th International Labour Conference

    Annual ILO Conference to address the future of work, the informal economy and other key issues

  1. ILO’s statement on the death of Cambodian workers in a road accident

    The ILO extends its deepest sympathy to the families and dependants of workers killed and injured.

  2. Changing nature of jobs - World Employment and Social Outlook 2015

    How is the world of work changing? Are permanent contracts the norm or the exception? Discover the new World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO).

  3. Philippines factory fire

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder expresses great sadness over Philippines shoe factory deaths, calls for stronger health and safety measures

  4. Natural disaster

    ILO Director-General reaffirms support to Nepal reconstruction following second earthquake

  5. E-newsletter

    News@ILO, May 2015

    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.

  6. Exhibition and discussion

    ‘No one should work this way’ Preventing the abuse of domestic workers

    Photos taken by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry of abused domestic workers will be exhibited at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, during the month of May. In addition, a presentation and discussion on the abuse of domestic workers and what can be done to end it will take place on Thursday 7th May. Both events are open to the public.

Key resources

  1. Publication

    The changing nature of jobs reflects growing insecurity

    This research note provides a brief overview of the latest edition of the ILO's flagship World Employment and Social Outlook, entitled "The Changing Nature of Jobs". The main findings are presented with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region.

  2. Publication

    Nepal earthquake April 2015: Preliminary employment impact assessment

    This note analyses the employment impact of the recent earthquake in Nepal.

  3. Publication

    Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update, February 2015

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 6 January 2015, with special coverage on high and rising income inequality trends and labour market policies to foster inclusive growth.

  4. Publication

    Minimum wages in the global garment industry

    This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.

  5. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a single regional common market and production base, will become a reality in 2015. New opportunities for growth and prosperity will emerge, but the challenge is to ensure that growth is inclusive and prosperity is shared. The report examines the impact of the AEC on labour markets and offers evidence-based policy recommendations.

  6. Labour related statistics

    A database of labour statistics and methodologies covering the economically active population, employment, unemployment, wages and related variables.