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.

October 2014

  1. Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises - Nepal

    15 October 2014

    Nepal - Country Report

  2. The ILO in Vanuatu

    14 October 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Vanuatu. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  3. The ILO in Samoa

    14 October 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Samoa. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  4. The ILO in Papua New Guinea

    14 October 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Papua New Guinea. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  5. The ILO in Fiji

    14 October 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Fiji. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken by the ILO in cooperation with the government and social partners on a wide range of work and workplace issues.

  6. Migrant Worker Resource Centre operations manual

    09 October 2014

    A manual on establishing and operating a resource centre for migrant workers including information for potential migrants.

  7. News@ILO, October 2014

    01 October 2014

    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.

  8. Labour Migration for Employment: A Status Report for Nepal 2013/14

    01 October 2014

    This report captures the trends in labour migration from Nepal. Although various government agencies have maintained and published data on various aspects of labour migration, this is the first time a government report brings together all the various data sources in a comprehensive overview. The report also highlights the achievements of the Government till date, remaining challenges and suggests ways forward. As such, it presents a statistical basis and a guide for policy-makers and other stakeholders concerned with addressing labour migration issues, particularly to ensure that the rights of migrants are protected.

  9. The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) Background information booklet

    01 October 2014

    The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour(AFML) is a regional tripartite platform to discuss issues faced by women and men migrant workers from and within ASEAN.

September 2014

  1. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh [Report's overview]

    30 September 2014

  2. Gender and Migration from Bangladesh: Mainstreaming Migration into the National Development plans from a Gender perspective

    30 September 2014

    The study presents various dimensions and challenges of labour migration by women in Bangladesh.

  3. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: September 2014

    30 September 2014

    Provides list of new publications at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok.

  4. Assessment of the readiness of ASEAN Member States for implementation of the commitment to the free flow of skilled labour within the ASEAN Economic Community from 2015

    29 September 2014

    Recognition of the skills of migrant workers within ASEAN is an important feature of the ASEAN Economic Community (ACE) 2015, with significant economic and social benefits for ASEAN Member States. It is envisaged that over time the entire region will become more competitive globally and increasingly attractive to international investors looking for counties with a skilled workforce. Since 2015 is fast approaching, it is important to take stock of developments on the ACE goal of the free flow of skilled labour in the ASEAN Member States and assess the present state and directions to which such goals can be achieved, with the goal to determine the possible next steps in ASEAN.

  5. Assessing the impact of ASEAN economic integration on labour markets

    25 September 2014

    This study estimates the implications of the regional integration initiatives on ASEAN Member States using a cutting-edge computable general equilibrium model. In addition to gauging the effects on welfare, trade and economic structure, it considers the ramifications for labour markets. Using detailed data from the labour force surveys available for six ASEAN markets, the paper captures the effects of these initiatives on seven categories of labour at the occupational level. It also includes estimates of the distributional effects of these initiatives for labour relative to other factors (capital and land) and on gender.

  6. Income security for older persons in Viet Nam: Social pensions

    17 September 2014

    This policy brief developed by the ILO and the UNFPA in Viet Nam found out that inflation has eroded the social pension by 33 per cent from 2010.

  7. Project brief: Employers’ Component Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN Region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project)

    12 September 2014

    The Employers’ Component of the ASEAN Triangle Project is being implemented in the context of the ASEAN economic integration process, specifically the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint for the freer flow of skilled labour by 2015.

  8. Work in fishing in the ASEAN region: Protecting the rights of migrant fishers

    12 September 2014

    During 12 – 13 September 2013, representatives of governments, employers’ organizations and trade unions in the ASEAN region convened at the Aston Hotel, Makassar, Indonesia for the International Labour Organization (ILO) Regional meeting on Work in Fishing: Increased Knowledge Base and Sharing Good Practices for the Protection of Migrant Workers. During the meeting, representatives listened to presentations by regional and international experts and participated in group work that resulted in a list of conclusions and recommendations for further action.

  9. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, September 2014

    05 September 2014

    The ninth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam focuses on skills and productivity issues - the main theme of the 6th APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi.

  10. News@ILO, September 2014

    01 September 2014

    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.

  11. Pre-departure training curriculum: Viet Nam to Malaysia: Participant's manual

    01 September 2014

    This manual is to be used to deliver the pre-departure orientation training for Vietnamese migrant workers travelling to Malaysia.

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