Publications

The ILO publishes a wide range of books, reports, working papers, training manuals, CD-ROMs, videos and flash movies, relevant to Asia and the Pacific. Some of these can be downloaded directly. Others can be requested or purchased in hard copy from the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok.

February 2017

  1. The ILO in Bangladesh

    21 February 2017

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone can work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  2. Future of work - Perceptions from Pakistan

    20 February 2017

    The report presents the stakeholder's feedback on future modalities of employment and decent work in Pakistan. It is a result of national dialogue on “Future of Work” a part of the ILO’s centenary initiative. The report is jointly produced by the Ministry of Overseas Pakistanis & HRD and ILO.

  3. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    20 February 2017

  4. eNews @ ILO India

    15 February 2017

    February E-Newsletter featuring an article on rural roads, an info-story on tackling sex discrimination through pay equity, news articles from the world of work and films on women in the workforce and entrepreneurship.

  5. Employment and wages rising in Pakistan's garment sector

    14 February 2017

    This research note provides an overview of recent trends in employment, wages, and exports in Pakistan’s garment, textile and footwear sector. It shows that the sector is highly important to Pakistan, but it faces a number of major challenges.

  6. ILO China and Mongolia News

    08 February 2017

    The E-newsletter reviews ILO's contribution to sustainable social and economic development in China and Mongolia in 2016.

  7. The competitive advantage of hiring persons with disabilities

    05 February 2017

    The publication highlights to employers the benefits of hiring staff with disabilities and how to do so successfully.

  8. Disability inclusion in the Bangladesh skills system

    02 February 2017

    This short publication gives an overview of ILO’s approach to disability inclusion in Bangladesh.

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

    02 February 2017

    The project aims to effectively eliminate traditional and modern slavery/forced labour systems and to significantly reduce contemporary forms of forced labour, which are often linked to human trafficking.

  10. News@ILO, February 2017

    01 February 2017

    The e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific providing the latest developments and activities in the region, upcoming events and recent publications.

January 2017

  1. Nepal Labour Market Update, January 2017

    31 January 2017

    It provides a snapshot of economic and labour market trends in Nepal based on official data available as of January 2017. It looks at the socio-economic and labour market indicators, including GDP growth, labour migration, poverty, industrial policy and job creation and growth.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: January 2017

    31 January 2017

    A list of new publications that have just arrived at the ILO Knowledge Centre, Bangkok.

  3. Psychosocial counselling guideline for the survivors of Industrial Disasters

    25 January 2017

    This handbook on psychosocial counselling has been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents. In the aftermath of Rana Plaza the ILO with the support of Canada, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom worked with ActionAid to provide psychosocial counselling for 110 workers. This has helped them to slowly but surely regain confidence to play an active role in society. Through the experience of working with these survivors many lessons have been learned. This handbook on psychosocial counselling has therefore been developed to share practical guidelines for those working with survivors of traumatic incidents

  4. Asia-Pacific Labour Market Update, January 2017

    16 January 2017

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of economies in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 14 December 2016, with special coverage on youth employment, job quality and wages.

  5. Viet Nam School-to-work transition survey country summary

    16 January 2017

    The objective of this country note is to offer a general summary of labour market trends for young people aged 15-29 in Viet Nam based on the School-to-work transition survey.

  6. Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 5: Recent trade policy developments and possible implications for Cambodia’s garment and footwear sector

    11 January 2017

    The Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin provides an overview of recent developments in the sector, with an emphasis on issues related to wages and working conditions.

  7. ILO Jakarta newsletter, January 2017

    10 January 2017

    Illustrates the broad range of programmes and activities of the ILO in Indonesia, many of which are directly relevant to the national social and economic goals of the Government.

  8. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Viet Nam (October – December 2016)

    03 January 2017

    Migrant workers make a significant contribution to the economic development of Viet Nam through remittances, providing a major source of foreign exchange income.

  9. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Thailand (October – December 2016)

    03 January 2017

    Over the last two decades, Thailand has become a key destination for migrant workers from neighbouring countries, and increasingly from further afield in ASEAN.

  10. TRIANGLE II Quarterly Briefing Note: Myanmar (October – December 2016)

    03 January 2017

    Most migrants have had to migrate spontaneously, not having the time or savings to invest in migration plans.

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