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.

July 2016

  1. Convening Stakeholders to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labor and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (COSTREC-ASGM): Project fact sheet

    18 July 2016

    The COSTREC-ASGM in the Philippines will address the problem of child labour and poor working conditions in ASGM operations by supporting the sector towards setting-up of legal and regulated Peoples’ Small Scale Mines (Minahang Bayan) that are compliant with environmental, health, and labour standards.

  2. Programme for Local Economic Development through Enhanced Governance and Grassroots Empowerment (PLEDGE): Project fact sheet

    18 July 2016

    The PLEDGE programme aims to contribute to confidence and peace building efforts through local economic development and sustainable livelihood creation in conflict affected areas in Mindanao.

  3. Labour Migration for Employment: A Status Report for Nepal 2014/2015

    17 July 2016

    The report is to document the current data, trends, issues and challenges relating to foreign employment and inform various country-level initiatives in both sending and receiving countries, including policy decisions and the improvement of migration management mechanisms and governance institutions to promote safe and dignified migration.

  4. Integrated Programme on Fair Recruitment (FAIR): Project fact sheet

    15 July 2016

    The long-term goal of the FAIR project is the reduction in deceptive and coercive practices during the recruitment process and in violations of fundamental principles and rights at work, as well as other human and labour rights, by enhancing safe migration options, and ensuring effective regulation of public and private employment agencies and accountability for unscrupulous actors.

  5. Improving the Garment Sector in Lao PDR: Compliance through Inspection and Dialogue Project: Project fact sheet

    15 July 2016

    The project aims to improve working conditions, productivity and competitiveness in the Lao garment manufacturing sector by strengthening the national labour inspection system to ensure compliance with national labour laws in line with international labour standards.

  6. Project Updates of Myanmar Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (Volume 4)

    11 July 2016

  7. Project Updates of Myanmar Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (Volume 3)

    11 July 2016

  8. How technology is changing jobs and enterprises (Series of six reports)

    06 July 2016

  9. Updated guidelines for development of Regional Model Competency Standards

    04 July 2016

    These guidelines inform the process used to develop competency standards, from selecting industry or sector to writing and validating the competency standards. They describe good practice in developing RMCS. The guidelines include information on the purpose of competency standards, the process used to develop such standards, and approaches to assessment.

  10. India Labour Market Update, July 2016

    04 July 2016

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends in India.

  11. TACKLE UPDATE Newsletter

    01 July 2016

    Tackling Child Labour through Education Mid-Year Update Vol. 5 - June 2016

  12. Regional Model Competency Standards: Mechanical services

    01 July 2016

    To help accelerate the improvement of training systems and the mutual recognition of skills, the ILO has developed, in consultation with employers, governments and workers, the Regional Model Competency Standards (RMCS). These have been developed in identified priority areas and are in a simplified format.

June 2016

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: June 2016

    30 June 2016

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

  2. Report of the 10th Sub-regional Advisory Committee Meeting (SURAC 10) ILO TRIANGLE II and the ASEAN TRIANGLE project

    28 June 2016

  3. The ILO in India

    28 June 2016

    This fact sheet gives an overview of the key ILO activities in India.

  4. Newsletter Issue 3: EU-China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility Support Project

    23 June 2016

    This edition of project newsletter offers an overview of the cooperation frameworks between EU and China in the area of recent migration related policy developments, mobility of researchers, schemes introduced by both sides to promote and attract top talent, and policy research and discussion on labour migration in China’s urbanization process with particular attention to the protection of vulnerable groups such as domestic workers. In addition, you will read analysis on the impact of the project activities, completed in the last quarter, on the overall objective of supporting the EU China Dialogue on Migration and Mobility.

  5. Working Paper on Operational Parameters to Assess Fair Recruitment Practices

    22 June 2016

    These parameters list a series of questions and issues that should be looked into in order to assess recruitment practices.

  6. When the safety of Nepali migrant workers fails: A review of data on the numbers and causes of the death of Nepali migrant workers

    22 June 2016

    The report presents and analyses data sets and information on the deaths of Nepali migrant workers during their employment in the countries of destination. In addition to providing a comprehensive review of the numbers and reasons for the death of Nepali migrants, the report also aims to compare it with the death rates of the general population in Nepal. It makes an attempt to take a critical look at the limitations of the data while highlighting how the reporting on fatalities among migrant workers can be improved.

  7. Code of Ethical Conduct for Licensed Overseas Employment Promoters

    22 June 2016

    The Code of Ethical Conduct (CoC) was prepared by the Pakistan Overseas Employment Promoters Association (POEPA) with support by the ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project. The objective of this CoC is to promote fair recruitment practices in Pakistan through industry self-regulation.

  8. Building a Generation of Safe and Healthy Workers (Safeyouth@work Project): Project fact sheet

    22 June 2016

    The ILO is implementing a global project that will ensure young workers are safe and healthy having the Philippines as one of three pilot countries apart from Viet Nam and Myanmar. The project aims to improve the working condition of young workers, aged 15 to 24 years old, and promote a culture of prevention in the country.

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