PEPDEL aims to support the review and reform of disability-related training in employment laws and policies, and their effective implementation in selected countries of East and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific. In East Asia it is active in China, Thailand and Viet Nam (2009-2011). It involves governments, social partners and organizations of women and men with disabilities in activities and events linked to the review or development of disability-related legislation and policies. In addition, PEPDEL seeks to collaborate with national training agencies, employment services and university law facilities to ensure a commitment to including a disability perspective in their programmes and services and curricula.
PEPDEL China, Thailand and Viet Nam
Timeline 2009 – 2011
Advocacy and public information
Recent Project Activities
For further information, please contact:
National Programme Coordinator, ILO Beijing
Disability, East Asia
ILO/Irish Aid Partnership Programme
Pham Thi Cam Ly
National Programme Coordinator, ILO Hanoi
To achieve these objectives the project will work at three levels to:
• Improve the capacity of the labour inspection system to achieve compliance, using up-to-date ILO tools and methodologies and incorporate lessons learned from other labour inspectorates in the region;
• Develop and implement an awareness-raising strategy for workers and employers so that they are aware of their rights and obligations under the labour law; and,
• Implement a targeted compliance strategy for the garment sector.
Project Activities and Outputs
Outcome 1: The capacity of the labour inspection system in Lao PDR is improved so that it can effectively undertake labour inspection functions for the benefit of workers and employers in the garment sector.
• The development of a national labour inspection plan setting out common objectives, standardised working procedures and key performance indicators
• The design and adoption of labour inspection tools to improve the ability of inspectors to carry out inspection visits and to collect and analyse data
• Working with the Government and social partners towards the ratification of ILO Convention No 81 on Labour Inspection
Outcome 2: Workers and employers are aware of their rights and obligations and understand how to achieve workplace compliance
• The production and dissemination of awareness-raising materials for employers and workers on national labour laws and ILO fundamental principles and rights at work
• The development and use of training materials on workers’ rights, industrial relations and productivity
Outcome 3: Factories improve working conditions and productivity through workplace cooperation using the project advisory and training services
• The creation of workplace improvement committees with worker representatives freely elected by factory workers
• Enterprise assessments to determine how to achieve compliance with national and international standards, with assistance from the labour inspectorate
• Workplace improvement plans are developed, agreed and implemented based on the assessment findings.
For further information please contact:
Chief Technical Adviser
C/O Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Department of Labour Management
4th floor, Pangkham Road, Vientiane, Lao PDR
Tel.: +856 20 7853 6636