Mr Tim de Meyer has taken up his post as the International Labour Organization's (ILO) new Country Director in Beijing.
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.
Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.
The ILO urges all parties to refrain from further violence, and to take all steps necessary for the release of the trade union leaders and workers detained for having participated in the strike over the minimum wage.
A new project to expand job services and improve labour market information was launched in Lao People's Democratic Republic. The project will be executed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) with funding from the People’s Republic of China.
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.
Provides a snapshot of the latest economic and labour market situation in India based on information gathered from official national sources.
Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 13 December 2013, with special coverage on the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on livelihoods in the Philippines.
"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.