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Humaira Bachal is a young activist for women education in Pakistan. She created the Dream Foundation Trust which earned her the “Women of Impact Award” in New York in 2013. In this interview she discusses her journey and the new trend of women and girls activism in her country.
The introduction of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of next year could create an additional 3.1 million jobs in the Philippines by 2025, but many jobs could be vulnerable, and the distribution of gains could be uneven, according to a country brief for Philippines, based on the new report by ILO and ADB.
 An up-and-coming hip-hop dance group, The Zoo Thailand, put their talent to good use and joined the ILO in its campaign to end child labour.
Green jobs
Ilham Rhamanda is one of a new generation of entrepreneurs in Indonesia, for whom there is more to business than pure profits. With ILO support he is following a greener, sustainable approach for his sportswear business.
Small Island Developing States
Seasonal work in New Zealand picking fruit provides not only jobs for people from Pacific island countries, but also opportunities to return home with new skills.
© ILO/J. Wongpaithoon 2014
Than Wai Aung, a migrant worker from Myanmar, turned himself from a construction worker into a mushroom entrepreneur wit the help of the ILO's C-BED business skills training.
The well-publicised case of the abused Indonesian maid Erwiana Sulistyaningsih placed a spotlight on the plight of a vulnerable and often invisible population, migrant domestic workers.

What's new

  1. E-newsletter

    News@ILO, October 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Press release

    Third Transparency Report demonstrates improvements in working conditions

    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.

  3. Press release

    Progress on labour rights and factory safety in Bangladesh, but ILO calls for further improvements

    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.

  4. Working conditions

    ILO welcomes 'Groundbreaking' Cambodian regulation on working conditions for adult entertainment workers

    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.

  5. Better Factories Cambodia

    New study finds high levels of anemia, food insecurity, among Cambodian garment workers

    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." 

  6. The ILO and the G20 

    ILO Director-General welcomes G20's ambitious commitments to promote decent jobs

    Guy Ryder has welcomed commitments made by the G20 Ministers to tackle the global jobs crisis with a package of measures to support the creation of decent jobs that can lift working families out of poverty and drive sustainable development.

  7. Communiqué

    ILO statement on the VERITE report concerning working conditions in Malaysia's electronics sector

    The ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific has expressed serious concern about the findings of the report by Verité on working conditions in Malaysia's electronics sector.

  8. Press release

    ILO Thai Twitter account launched

    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.

  9. ASEAN report

    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.

Key resources

  1. Global Employoment Trends 2014: Risk of a jobless recovery

    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.

  2. World of Work 2014 report

    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.

  3. Labour related statistics

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

  4. 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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