ILO in Asia and the Pacific

  • World Day Against Child Labour

    ‘Til Everyone Can See - Thai rock stars use their talents to fight child labour

    Thailand's biggest rock stars talk about 'Til Everyone Can See - the Thai version and their inspiration to join the International Labour Organization's campaign against child labour.

  • Child labour

    The way back to school

    An ILO project has successfully taken children in Sri Lanka’s tea plantations out of child labour.

  • 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.


    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. Cook Islands become 186th ILO member State

  1. 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 in Hong Kong SAR during the month of July. In addition, an opening event and presentation on the photo project will take place on Thursday, 2 July.

  2. Labour data

    Myanmar: New labour force survey addresses data gap

    Reaching high coverage, the first labour force survey in Myanmar in a quarter century will provide results in October that will shape the country’s employment policy.

  3. World Day Against Child Labour

    Thai rock stars join the International campaign against child labour

    To mark the World Day Against Child Labour (June 12), Thailand’s biggest rock stars have worked with the International Labour Organization (ILO) on the first national language cover version of the song 'Til Everyone Can See.

  4. 104th International Labour Conference

    ILO Director-General calls for global initiative on the future of work

    "We need to look at the longer term drivers of change, the transformational mega-trends, and what they imply for the goals we pursue in the ILO in its second century," said Guy Ryder in front of more than 4,000 delegates gathering in Geneva.

  5. 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).

  6. E-newsletter

    News@ILO, June-July 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.

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.