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Brent Wilton, Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers (IOE), shares employers' activities to address the youth employment crisis. He asserts that no one is unskilled and that young people have a lot to offer.
© Saeed Khan / AFP 2014
We need to step up the speed of change to better protect domestic workers throughout the world, says ILO Wage Specialist Malte Luebker six months after the entry into force of ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

  1. ILO topic portal on Domestic Workers
How an ILO supported project helped a local community to improve their farming practices, develop their market access, create jobs and support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises.
Mosharrof Hossain is a a father, a mechanic, a trainer, an entrepreneur and disabled – in that order. He lost both of his hands in a fire but that has not stopped him starting his own shop and teaching young people his skills.
Gender stereotypes are common in Pakistani media. The ILO is focusing on Pakistani journalists themselves, using media to re-shape opinions about working women.
As Viet Nam prepares for a major expansion of international trade - with the TPP and FTA negotiations – a new system for worker-employer relations in garment factories is helping to pave the way to improved working conditions and competitiveness.

What's new

  1. Live online chat

    Women at work - Breaking through Asia's glass ceiling; live online chat

    Economic growth in Asia and the Pacific will only translate into more and better jobs for women when legislative, economic, and social reforms are introduced. Join the live chat on Tuesday, 22 April 2014; 10:00 to 12:00 Manila time / 02:00 to 04:00 GMT

  2. Labour force survey

    ILO to help Brunei upgrade labour market data

    Brunei Darussalam’s first labour force survey is to be carried out in 2014, as part of a new project that will pave the way for a comprehensive national labour market information system.

  3. E-newsletter

    News@ILO, April 2014

    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.

  4. Advocating breastfeeding

    Why breastfeeding is a truck driver’s issue

    Truck driver Ronaldo Payda believes breastfeeding rights are a man's business too. He took after the cause after he and his wife saw the effects on their new baby. An ILO project is trying to build on such advocacy work, to help more working women keep their babies healthy.

  5. Country survey

    One in ten Vietnamese youngsters aged 5-17 in child labour

    The first national data show that 1.75 million Vietnamese children are child workers. The rate of child labour in Viet Nam is lower than the world's average and very close to the regional figure.

  6. Better factories in Cambodia

    Transparency drives improvements in factory working conditions

    The ILO - Better Factories Cambodia launched an online transparency database showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions. Factories included in the database already made improvements on legal requirements.

  7. Livelihood recovery

    Japanese Government donates US$3 million to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

    The Japanese Government is to fund a US$3,000,000 project to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan rebuild their livelihoods.

  8. Work safety

    Viet Nam ratifies ILO Convention, showing strong commitment to work safety

    The Convention on Promotional Framework for Occupational Safety and Health, known as Convention 187, is expected to help the country with its work safety laws and international trade negotiations.

  9. New reports

    New reports outline policy framework for higher growth and more and better jobs

    Two major reports that lay out the challenges and opportunities for sustainable business development in Cambodia were launched on Wednesday 12 March 2014 in Phnom Penh.

  10. New Country Director

    New Country Director for the ILO Country Office for China and Mongolia

    Mr Tim de Meyer has taken up his post as the International Labour Organization's (ILO) new Country Director in Beijing.

  11. Livelihood recovery

    100 days on, Haiyan survivors need more jobs to recover

    Millions of workers have been affected by Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation, many of whom were in a vulnerable situation in the first place. The ILO has been responding by providing emergency employment programmes to help restore sustainable livelihoods. Several workers talked to ILO News on how they are trying to rebuild their lives.

  12. Workers' rights

    ILO calls on Cambodian government to end violence

    The ILO urges all parties to refrain from further violence, and to take all steps necessary for the release of the trade union leaders and workers detained for having participated in the strike over the minimum wage.

  13. New report

    ILO launches Global Employment Trends 2014

    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.

Key resources

  1. World of Work Report 2013

    "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.

  2. Global Employment Trends for Youth 2013: A generation at risk

    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.

  3. Labour related statistics

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

  4. ILO response to the financial crisis

    The effects of the economic crisis were felt more slowly in Asia and the Pacific than some other regions.

  5. Global jobs pact

    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.

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