An exhibition of photos of abused domestic workers by American photographer Steve McCurry will open at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand (FCCT) on 21 November 2014.
A list of recommendations for establishing social protection floors and extending social security to the informal economy in ASEAN countries, have been rolled out by representatives of governments’, workers’ and employers’.
Social protection and social dialogue
Prime Minister Jung Hong-won addresses conference on the role of economic and social councils in supporting social protection
Joint statement of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the United States of America, Japan, Denmark and the International Labour Organization (ILO)
Special multimedia report
Typhoon Haiyan, struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013, in what was reportedly the country’s worst-ever natural disaster. More than 8,000 people lost their lives and over 14 million inhabitants, including 5.9 million workers, were affected. ILO emergency employment programmes were in place by December in the areas that were hardest hit. A year after the storm, the Philippines is building back better, greener and stronger than ever…
New ILO report
A new study entitled “Social protection global policy trends 2010-2015” will be launched on the occasion of the meeting of Economic and Social Councils to be held in Seoul, South Korea, next week.
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.
This research note provides a brief overview of minimum wages for the garment sector in the top 25 apparel exporters from the developing world.
The International Labour Organization’s Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme today releases its 3rd online Transparency Report covering the period from July to September 2014. The report presents working conditions for 248 of Cambodia’s garment factories.
The Government of Bangladesh has made important progress to ensure labour rights and factory safety in the ready-made garment and knitwear industry in Bangladesh, but a lot of work still remains to be done.
A new Cambodian Government regulation that provides for the protection of the labour rights, protection of safety and health, and access to HIV-related services for adult entertainment workers, has been welcomed by Yoshiteru Uramoto, the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific.
Better Factories Cambodia
New study finds 43.2 per cent of Cambodian garment workers surveyed suffer from anemia and 15.7 per cent of workers are underweight according to the baseline survey for the "Study on the Impact of Food Provision on Garment Workers' Health and Productivity."
The ILO and the G20
The ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific today launched a Twitter account in Thai language.The account can be found on Twitter @ILOThai, with the name ILO ภาษาไทย.
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.
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.