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 February 2016 - 30 September 2018
The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading. This project will support the Philippines in harnessing international trade, providing more opportunities for decent work within the country and raising the number of workers who are productively employed.
1 February 2016 - 31 July 2019
The project aims to aims to prevent and reduce forced labour, child labour and other unacceptable forms of work, and progressively eliminate the exploitation of workers, particularly migrant workers, in the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors
Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting
1 January 2016 - 30 September 2017
The Government of Pakistan was granted GSP-Plus status and to sustain it the government is required to comply with and report on twenty-seven international standards including the eight core Labour Standards. The project aims to strengthen the capacities of government of Pakistan to better comply and report on the core labour standards.
Tripartite Action to Enhance the Contribution of Labour Migration to Growth and Development in ASEAN (TRIANGLE II)
1 November 2015 - 31 October 2025
TRIANGLE II aims to maximize the contribution of labour migration to equitable, inclusive and stable growth in ASEAN by building on activities, relationships and processes established under TRIANGLE I.
Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry
29 October 2015 - 31 December 2020
The initiative will work to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector primarily through improved dialogue between employers and workers, particularly at workplace level.
Developing a National Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme for the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector
5 October 2015 - 31 December 2020
This initiative supports the political willingness of the Bangladesh government and social partners to adopt a national employment injury insurance scheme and to set up the public institution required for its implementation.
Tripartite Action to Enhance the Contribution of Labour Migration to Growth and Development in ASEAN (TRIANGLE II) - Viet Nam
1 October 2015 - 31 October 2025
The project invests across six countries (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam) and engages with all ASEAN Member States with the overall goal of maximizing the contribution of labour migration to equitable, inclusive and stable growth in ASEAN.
Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by strengthened national capacities to improve ILS compliance and reporting - Mongolia (GSP+ Reporting)
1 October 2015 - 30 September 2017
The project is part of a four-country project funded by the European Commission to strengthen respect for fundamental principles and rights at work and other international human rights instruments.
30 September 2015 - 30 September 2019
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the relevant Ministries and stakeholders, to develop, implement and monitor policies and national action plans on forced labour, provide capacity building to improve law enforcement, and support for public awareness campaigns to address all forms of forced labour.
1 September 2015 - 30 September 2016
The Project will contribute to improving labour-relations in Sri Lanka.
1 September 2015 - 30 November 2017
The project will focus on improved national legislation on the worst forms of child labour to bring them into compliance with international standards.
Prevent the recruitment and use of children by armed forces/groups in Myanmar as an entry point for durable peace
1 August 2015 - 31 January 2017
The project will support the implementation of the Joint Action Plan to end and prevent the recruitment and use of children by the Tatmadaw, to identify, verify and discharge underage recruits still associated with the Tatmadaw as well as support their reintegration back into their communities.
1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018
This global project seeks to contribute to the promotion of fair recruitment practices globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Target countries for pilot projects include Jordan, Nepal, Tunisia and the Philippines.
Enhanced recognition of skills and reduced vulnerability of Sri Lankan construction workers in selected GCC countries – U.A.E. and Kuwait (IOM-ILO collaboration)
1 August 2015 - 31 January 2018
This project is a sub component of IOM (International Organization for Migration), project on “‘Strengthening Labour Migration Governance across Colombo Process Member States’” funded by SDC and operates in the framework of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue, Colombo Process and the general approach of the UAE skills pilot.
Promoting Micro and Small Enterprises through Improved Entrepreneurs’ Access to Financial Services (PROMISE IMPACTS)
1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018
The Project aims at Improving policies and programs on development of entrepreneurship, business and cooperative to promote more and better jobs for men and women, including financial inclusion.
1 August 2015 - 31 July 2018
The project contributes to the promotion of fair recruitment practices affecting migrant workers globally and across specific migration corridors in North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The countries selected for this project are Nepal, Jordan, Tunisia and the Philippines.
1 August 2015 - 31 December 2017
The project will help to encourage multinational enterprises to contribute positively to economic and social development through socially responsible labour practices in Viet Nam, with a special focus on the electronic sector.
Strengthening Labour Inspection System for Promoting Labour Standards and Ensuring Workplace Compliance in Pakistan
1 July 2015 - 30 June 2018
In partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the ILO in Pakistan will help strengthen institutional mechanisms for effective labour inspection; enhance human resource capacities in the country to enforce the law on labour inspections and partner with the private sector to promote international labour standards and ensure their compliance by enterprises.
Towards a Mutual Recognition of Skills in CLM (Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar) Countries for AEC 2015 and Beyond
1 July - 31 December 2015
The project aims to promote the mobility of skilled labour through the Mutually Recognized Skills Framework (MRS) to accelerate the economic integration of the CLM countries (Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Myanmar) for the AEC 2015 and beyond.
1 July 2015 - 31 December 2017
This project aims for Viet Nam to develop an effective Public Employment Policy (PEP) by the end of 2017 that provides income earning opportunities for income-poor and disadvantaged groups.