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ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme

The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme covers Asia and the Pacific countries in promoting Decent Work in the region through the projects at community level, national level and regional level.

When: 11 November 2008
Donor: Government of Japan

The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme provides technical cooperation projects as a Regional Programme since 1974.

Developing countries in the Asia and Pacific region need support for appropriate strategies to address labour issues. In times of economic turmoil, massive underemployment and wage shrinkage increase the demand for improved employment opportunities, and in times of a stable economy, these countries need to continue to develop skills training.

The Government of Japan, acknowledging the difficulties faced by developing countries in the region, worked with ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Bangkok to establish the ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme in 1974. This regional programme combines the technical expertise of the ILO, with financial support from the Government of Japan. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme covers Asia and the Pacific countries in promoting Decent Work in the region through the projects at community level, national level and regional level.

Thematic priorities

The Government of Japan have been supporting ILO’s decent work country programmes and regional priorities with ILO’s expertise on labour, especially in focus to social dialogues, social protection and collaboration with ASEAN and UN organizations.

Currently, the Government of Japan provides support following projects:

Institutional framework

The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme, under the overall guidance of the Regional Director in ILO-ROAP, works in close collaboration with specialists in ILO Decent Work Teams and ILO Country Offices in the target countries in the region. The ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme Desk comprising Chief Technical Adviser,, Programme Officer, Programme Assistant, is responsible for ensuring the smooth delivery of the projects to the beneficiaries in the region as well as the management of CTA and other staff in the projects in ILO-ROAP, Decent Work Teams and Country Offices.

An Annual Review Meeting is normally organised yearly, as a mechanism for the Government of Japan and the ILO to share experiences and lessons learned, report the progress of continuing activities and agree upon the forthcoming year’s work plan.

Achievements

Over 37 years, the ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme has significantly contributed to the improvement of labour administration, labour standards and employment in the region by various projects including capacity building, regional and national seminars, network building, training, research and personnel contribution of Japanese technical officers. Examples of current achievements are for instance:

For further information please contact:

ILO/Japan Multi-bilateral Programme
Fax: +662 288 1023
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Tags: decent work

Regions and countries covered: Asia and the Pacific

Unit responsible: ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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