School to work transition
A new International Labour Organization (ILO) report on the transitions of young people from education to the employment market in Asia and the Pacific, finds majority of youth in the region are either in low quality jobs or unemployed.
The ILO will call for greater emphasis on decent job creation as a path to sustainable development at the United Nations Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Conference in Apia, Samoa from 1-4 September 2014
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.
Boosting employability, improving access to labour markets, and promoting employment in six Asia Pacific countries, is the focus of a five-day employment services training being organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangkok.
April-July 2014 saw the GMS TRIANGLE project complete its fourth annual report, with highlights including nearly 9,000 provincial and national level government officers trained, more than 38,422 women and men having received support, and US$1 million ordered as compensation to 2,444 migrant worker complainants.
Skills development in Asia-Pacific
An International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting is expected to roll out new action plans to improve skills development in Asia and the Pacific.
Migrant workers often suffer from discrimination and biased public attitudes in Thailand. An ILO-supported programme aims to change the situation by engaging a group of university students with the migrant workers. Better understanding and mutual respect has been created. They are expected to influence more people.
People living with HIV
For the first time, leading insurance firms in Sri Lanka will cover HIV-related medical costs. The move – spearheaded by the ILO – means increased access to treatment and a better quality of life for HIV-positive patients and their families.
The Government of the Republic of Korea to contribute US$1 million to ILO programmes to improve working conditions in Asia and the Pacific and other parts of the world.
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.
Two months ago, a 23-year old domestic worker from a little-known Indonesian city was named as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. Ms Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was recognized alongside presidents and popstars for what she didn’t do – Erwiana didn’t stay silent.
Economics of forced labour
New ILO report estimates that one third of global annual profits of US$150 billion from forced labour are generated in the Asia-Pacific region.
ASEAN labour market
Enterprises throughout the ASEAN region are extremely concerned about the lack of skilled workforce as the 2015 deadline for the start of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) approaches, according to a new report by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
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.
This year’s edition focuses on developing countries and argues that quality jobs are a key driver for development. It draws on evidence from over 140 developing countries and finds that a common factor amongst those countries that have achieved higher per capita income and sustained growth was quality jobs.
A database of labour statistics and methodologies covering the economically active population, employment, unemployment, wages and related variables.
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.