ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto highlighted that youth employment is a major challenge, faced by young people in the Pacific, when he addressed the 3rd Meeting of the Pacific Youth & Sports Ministers, in Noumea, New Caledonia on 7 December 2013.
The ILO Regional Director for Asia and Pacific , Mr Yoshiteru Uramoto, made his first visit to Pakistan from 12 to 13 November 2013. During his visit he met the constituents and other development partners to understand more about the social and economic context of the country, the implementation of the Decent Work Agenda and explore possibilities of ILO support to the country.
The latest newsletter of the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific, covering the latest activities in the region, a feature on youth employment in the Pacific, upcoming activities and recent publications.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) will assessing the factory buildings that are not part of the Alliance or Accord, both for structural integrity and fire and electrical safety beginning on 22 November.
The Government of Myanmar and the ILO have signed a cooperation agreement to conduct the first comprehensive National Labour Force Survey (LFS) in the country since 1990. The LFS will furbish data to formulate policies of critical importance to Myanmar, national employment policy including youth employment, child labour, forced labour and social security.
The ILO is organizing and participating in a series of events to highlight the importance of workplace actions and policies to ensure workplaces are free from stigma and discrimination and encourage workers to know their HIV status at the occasion of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) which opens Monday, 18 November, in Bangkok, Thailand, under the theme "Asia/Pacific Reaching Triple Zero: Investing in Innovation".
Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing (VCT) programme, which aims to support reduction of HIV infections in Thailand, was launched on 15 November 2013 by the ILO, UNAIDS and the Thailand Business Coalition on AIDS. The innovative programme - VCT@WORK - will encourage 100,000 workers to undergo voluntary HIV testing through their workplaces by the end of 2015.
The ILO Country Office for Thailand, Cambodia and Lao PDR has been following with deep concern the escalation of violence between striking garment workers and armed forces that has claimed the life of a bystander and left several injured persons in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district.
The ILO will launch a new report Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes on Monday 18 November. The report analyses the country’s economic growth driven by its ready-made garment (RMG) sector and contains recommendations to make this growth more sustainable and improve working conditions in Bangladesh
The ILO will host high-level meeting in Bali, Indonesia, 7-8 November to address the challenges facing ASEAN employers ahead of ASEAN integration in 2015, including ways that they can prepare for new regional labour market conditions and realities.
The impact of the 2015 ASEAN community on jobs and employment will be discussed at a high level consultation in Bangkok next week. The workshop, on “ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity” will look at the impact on the region’s labour markets and how the opportunities of regional integration can be managed to ensure inclusive growth and shared prosperity. The conference is jointly organized by the ILO and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
"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.