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. Support GSP+ beneficiary countries to effectively implement ILS and comply with reporting obligations – Mongolia

    1 September 2016 - 31 August 2018

    The project aims to improve legal and regulatory frameworks concerning the organisation and representation of informal workers and employers in social dialogue and collective bargaining and their involvement in the social dialogue and collective bargaining on working conditions, wages, and occupational safety and health.

  2. “Promoting decent work through good governance, protection and empowerment of migrant workers: Ensuring the effective implementation of the Sri Lanka National Labour Migration Policy” Phase III

    1 July 2016 - 29 February 2020

    The Safe Labour Migration Programme, currently in its third phase, supported by the Government of Switzerland, contributes to safe and regular migration, better protection of migrant workers and an increased contribution of migration to development. This is achieved through improved policies and legal frameworks related to labour migration and better service provision to migrant workers and their families. The experiences of the planned interventions will feed and substantiate national, regional and global policy dialogue on Migration and Development.

  3. Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition)

    1 June 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The pilot application of the Just Transition guidelines aims to enable the Philippine constituents - Government, workers and employers’ organizations – in leveraging the process of structural change towards a sustainable, low carbon, climate-resilient economy to create decent jobs on a significant scale and in a sustained and inclusive manner.

  4. Tropical Cyclone Winston - ILO programmes and activities in Fiji

    4 March - 31 December 2016

    Highlighting ILO's working in Disaster preparedness and response in Fiji

  5. Promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN

    1 March 2016 - 31 March 2019

    Building on the achievements of the past two phases of the ILO/Japan Project on Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (2011-2013 and 2014-2016), and the solid partnership with ASEAN Member States, a third phase of the Project is here proposed, as a component too of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All.

  6. Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities in Indonesia (UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UNPRPD) - Phase II

    1 March 2016 - 31 August 2017

    The Project aims to have advanced policies adopted on rights of people with disabilities promoted through stronger disability institutions and improved disability data collection.

  7. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN)

    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.

  8. Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry

    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

  9. 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.

  10. Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (COSTREC-ASGM)

    11 December 2015 - 10 April 2019

    Funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the four-year project will address child labour, decent work deficits and working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the Philippines, specifically in Camarines Norte as pilot province.

  11. Tripartite Action to Enhance the Contribution of Labour Migration to Growth and Development in ASEAN (TRIANGLE II) - Viet Nam

    1 November 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor (The Bridge Project)

    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.

  17. Project on Promotion of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Sri Lanka -Phase III

    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2016

    The Project will contribute to improving labour-relations in Sri Lanka.

  18. Country level engagement and assistance to reduce child labour (CLEAR)

    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.

  19. 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.

  20. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR) - Philippines

    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.