ILO in Asia and the Pacific

  • Rural development

    Timor-Leste: A road gives life to a community

    Coffee farmer Pedro Soares de Fatima used to carry a huge coffee sack on his back to get to the nearest market. It was a ten-hour return journey, until an ILO project built high quality rural roads in Timor-Leste.

  • Youth Employment

    Chris Hadfield's interview on Talking Youth

    Famed astronaut, author and singer Chris Hadfield speaks to “Talking Youth” about the importance of planning and preparing. He discusses lifelong learning and shares his advice for young people who are in transition from school to work.

  • Social Protection Floor

    Lessons from the steppes: Mongolia's model social insurance system

    As a role model for social insurance systems, Mongolia, with the help of the ILO, shares its efficient single window system for social services with other countries in South East Asia.

What's new

  1. E-newsletter

    News@ILO, October 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.

  2. Sustainable Development Goals


  3. Spotlight special ILO/Korea edition

    This special edition of Spotlight features stories of success that highlight the contribution of the ILO/Korea Partnership Programme in promoting decent work in Asia-Pacific.

  4. Migrant worker and child labour

    New Study of Migrant and Child Labour in the Thai Seafood Industry

    The International Labour Organization and The Asia Foundation released a new report, revealing the physical hazards and other vulnerabilities faced by migrant child workers in Thailand’s shrimp and seafood processing industries.

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

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. Labour related statistics

    A database of labour statistics and methodologies covering the economically active population, employment, unemployment, wages and related variables.