ILO in Asia and the Pacific


    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.

  • Labour Migration

    In their own voices

    An ILO-produced film documents the opportunities and obstacles on the path taken by migrant health-care workers from the Philippines.

  • Poverty reduction

    How tourism makes a difference in poor areas of Viet Nam

    Over the last three years, an International Labour Organization (ILO) project in Viet Nam has developed tourism-boosting jobs and reduced poverty in neglected areas.

  • Local economic development in Sri Lanka

    Peace, Prosperity and Papayas

    Her papaya crop is paying off for a widowed farmer helped by the ILO-supported LEED programme, which has boosted business in fisheries, construction and agriculture.

What's new

  1. Social dialogue

    ILO welcomes Fiji tripartite agreement on labour relations

    Fiji’s tripartite constituents have signed an agreement to use the Employment Relations Promulgation (ERP) for labour management relations in the country.

  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 of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, during the month of May. In addition, a presentation and discussion on the abuse of domestic workers and what can be done to end it will take place on Thursday 14th May. Both events are open to the public.

  2. Ensuring quality of Asia-Pacific skills development systems to be discussed

    A 3-day workshop on quality assurance for work-related skills is being held for the ILO's member States in Bangkok, Thailand.

  3. Disaster risk reduction and the Post-2015 framework for sustainable development

    Statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder on the occasion of the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14-18 March 2015 - Sendai, Japan).

  4. E-newsletter

    News@ILO, March 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

    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.

  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.