ILO in Asia and the Pacific

  • COVID-19 and the world of work

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.


  1. COVID-19: Protecting workers in the workplace

    Women health workers: Working relentlessly in hospitals and at home

    07 April 2020

  2. COVID-19: Stimulating the economy and labour demand

    ILO: COVID-19 causes devastating losses in working hours and employment

    07 April 2020

  3. COVID-19 pandemic

    ILO defers International Labour Conference until 2021 due to COVID-19

    06 April 2020

ILO's research and publications

  1. ILO Brief

    ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the world of work: Updates estimates and analysis

    The COVID-19 pandemic has further accelerated in terms of intensity and expanded its global reach. Full or partial lockdown measures are now affecting almost 2.7 billion workers, representing around 81 per cent of the world’s workforce.

  2. ILO Brief

    COVID-19 and the world of work: Social protection responses in Asia-Pacific

    Implications of the Covid-19 crisis for national social protection systems and specific social protection responses taken in countries in the Asia and Pacific region.

  3. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    Work for a brighter future

    This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.