Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.

  1. International Labour Standard for Decent Work Project (Afghanistan DWCP Outcome 3.3)

    14 April - 31 December 2021

    Ratification and application of international labour standards (Conventions and Recommendations and other instruments) as a means to achieve and maintain peace for all people in Afghanistan by enabling access to decent, productive and rewarding work and life-sustaining incomes, and social justice.

  2. Young Futuremakers Thailand – Promoting Youth Employability

    2 February 2021 - 30 April 2022

    The Young Futuremakers Thailand project is part of the Futuremakers by Standard Chartered initiative and aims to support youth in the labour market, in particular disadvantaged young women and young persons with disabilities, through the provision of demand-led technical skills training, employability training, career guidance and job placements.

  3. Trade for Decent Work Project

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    The project aims at improving the application of the ILO Conventions on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work under the framework of EU special incentive arrangement for Sustainable Development and Good Governance (GSP+)

  4. Trade4DW: Sustaining Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    The project aims at improving the application of the ILO fundamental Conventions in Mongolia through improved labour relations and working conditions.

  5. Improved social dialogue, tripartism and better application of basic rights on freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    This intervention promotes social dialogue to improve the Philippines’ compliance with national and international labour standards in selected economic zones and is part of an integrated strategy that feeds into policy and legal reforms, including COVID-19 responses.

  6. Trade for Decent Work Project

    1 January - 31 December 2021

    The ILO-EU Trade for Decent Work Project (Trade4DW) in the Philippines is part of the global Trade for Decent Work Project, which was established in 2019 by both the European Commission (EC) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help improve labour relations and working conditions, and ensure better application of international labour standards (ILS) in the EU’s trading partner countries, including the Philippines.

  7. Rebuilding Better: Fostering Business Resilience Post-COVID-19

    1 January 2021 - 30 June 2022

    The Rebuilding Better project, supported by JPMorgan Chase Foundation, aims to support women entrepreneurs in Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and adopt more sustainable and resilient business models by strengthening their access to vital support services.

  8. Improved Workers' Rights in Rural Sectors of the Indo-Pacific with a focus on Women

    1 December 2020 - 30 November 2024

    This ILO and US Department of Labor (US DOL)’s joint initiative aims on improving promotion and compliance to labour standards in the agriculture, fishing and mining sectors in the Philippines and Indonesia, with focus on women workers.

  9. Supporting resilience of Lao MSMEs in response to COVID-19

    1 December 2020 - 30 May 2022

    The ILO and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation join forces to promote resilience for Lao PDR’s micro, small and medium enterprises from COVID-19. Project implementation is planned from April 2021 to May 2022 together with Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

  10. Bridging Recruitment to Reintegration in Migration Governance: Philippines (BRIDGE)

    30 October 2020 - 30 October 2022

    This Joint Programme helps ensure that government initiatives for fair and ethical recruitment and reintegration are evidence-based, gender-responsive and coordinated, and seeks to translate evidence into policy and practices on recruitment and reintegration. Funded by the Migration Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF), BRIDGE is being implemented in partnership with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and UN Women, in coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator Office and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

  11. Inclusive Economic Recovery through Sustainable Enterprises in the Informal Economies of Fiji, Palau, Tonga and Vanuatu

    1 October 2020 - 29 November 2021

    This ILO led UN joint project is a COVID-19 recovery project funded by UN Secretary General’s Multi Partner Trust Fund (MPTF). Targeting informal sector enterprises and workers in the creative industries and the agriculture sector, the project is implemented jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

  12. Achieving reduction of child labour in support of education: Programme to reduce the worst forms of child labour in agriculture

    1 October 2020 - 31 December 2022

    The ILO and the Government of Japan through the ILO-Japan Multi-bilateral Programme have partnered to reduce the worst forms of child labour in the agricultural communities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). The initial target provinces are Maguindanao and Lanao Del Sur.

  13. SDG - Aligned Budgeting to Transform Employment in Mongolia

    1 October 2020 - 31 March 2024

    EU Budget Support (BS) programme aims to address some of the above challenges and to support the Government of Mongolia to implement the national reform agenda and assist the implementation of the Public Finance Management and Employment policies. The EU BS programme and its Technical Assistance project will support the country in delivering sustainable growth and its transformation into a sustainable development model with more productivity, better capacity to respond to and recover from unanticipated crises, and more employment opportunities for all social groups, especially the more vulnerable and disadvantaged.

  14. Improved ability of remittance-dependent communities in the conflict-affected areas to cope with the impact of covid-19 on their livelihoods

    23 September 2020 - 31 March 2022

    The project aims to address pressing needs to create jobs, improve livelihoods and build resilience for remittance dependent communities - especially returned migrants, women & youth.

  15. Protecting Garment Sector Workers: Occupational Safety and Health and Income Support in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

    21 September 2020 - 30 October 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic took a dire toll on the global garment industry and its supply chain, posing significant challenges to business continuity and jobs. The export level of Indonesian garment industry in mid of 2020 was down to 60 percent.

  16. Social Dialogue for Constructive Labour Relations, Application of International Labour Standards and Decent Work

    1 September 2020 - 30 November 2021

    This intervention will provide technical capacity building and advisory services to the government, employers’ and workers’ organization in improving government’s conciliation/mediation services, strengthening the culture of social dialogue and cooperation.

  17. Supporting Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic through Targeted Employment-Intensive Emergency Public Works for the Rural Poor and Vulnerable in Timor-Leste

    3 August 2020 - 29 October 2021

    The project supports recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic by providing direct employment opportunities for the rural poor and vulnerable population through routine road maintenance activities.

  18. Strengthened capacity of member States to ratify and apply international labour standards and to fulfil their reporting obligations

    1 August 2020 - 30 September 2021

    This intervention aims to strengthen constituents’ engagement on compliance with and reporting on international labour standards. It provides specific assistance in follow-up to the comments of the ILO’s supervisory bodies on the application of ILO conventions on Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87), and the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98).

  19. Governance of Labour Migration in South and South-East Asia (GOALS)

    1 August 2020 - 31 July 2023

    GOALS programme is aimed at ensuring labour migration is safe, orderly and regular for all women and men from Colombo Process Member States through strengthened collaboration and effective migration governance.

  20. Healthy Socio-Economic Recovery of the Micro and Small Enterprise Sector of Sri Lanka (COVID-19)

    1 July 2020 - 31 March 2021

    Support for Micro and Small enterprises for healthy socio-economic recovery when they start the business under the COVID 19 pandemic