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.

December 2014

  1. The ILO in Tuvalu

    18 December 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Tuvalu. 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.

  2. Regional Model Competency Standards: Domestic work

    18 December 2014

    These Regional Model Competency Standards for Domestic Work have been developed by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. They constitute a set of benchmarks that define the skills, knowledge and attributes required for domestic work as an employment. The standards are designed to be used as a basis for developing national standards and as a regional reference point.

  3. GMS TRIANGLE Special Edition Newsletter, 16 December 2014

    16 December 2014

    Celebrate International Migrants Day with the GMS TRIANGLE project 18 December is International Migrants Day and the anniversary of the adoption of the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families by the UN General Assembly. The GMS TRIANGLE project will be marking International Migrants Day in all project countries. To participate in your country, please see the events below and contact the National Project Coordinator to get involved.

  4. Report of the Solomon Islands National Child Labour & Trafficking Forum

    15 December 2014

    26th to 28th August 2014

  5. Promoting Transition towards Formalization: Selected Good Practices in Four Sectors

    15 December 2014

  6. Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises in South Asia

    15 December 2014

  7. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, December 2014

    15 December 2014

    This edition highlights wage issues in Viet Nam in the context of economic integration, fire safety at Better Work factories and career guidance to connect the dots for better jobs for young people. The newsletter also includes part of the interview by ILO Deputy Director-General for Policy, Ms Sandra Polaski, with the press during her visit to Viet Nam.

  8. Safety and health training manual for the commercial fishing industry in Thailand

    15 December 2014

    This Manual has been developed in consultation with ILO, NFAT, and the OSH Bureau in the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labour. Inputs were also provided by the Department of Fisheries, the Marine Department, the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Centre (SEAFDEC), and the Foundation for AIDS Rights (FAR). The Manual first outlines the various hazards and risks in fishing, and then presents modules for addressing these – based on the participatory risk assessment approach. The training is targeted at skippers, crew supervisors and vessel owners – as well as members of fisheries associations at national and provincial levels, and is designed primarily for purse seine boats and trawlers. The training can be delivered through multiple partners and platforms, including with the support of NFAT as well as the Department of Labour Protection and Welfare and the Department of Fisheries.

  9. Wages in Asia and the Pacific: Dynamic but uneven progress

    05 December 2014

    This supplement to the ILO’s Global Wage Report 2014/15 summarizes the main wage developments in Asia and the Pacific. It discusses how the region compares to the global picture and goes into the role that wage employment plays for women and men across Asia and the Pacific. Trends are presented in greater detail for each of the three subregions, East Asia, South-East Asia and the Pacific, and South Asia and some policy conclusions are drawn.

  10. Strengthening National Rural Transport Programme (SNRTP) (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The project aims to enhance the availability and reliability of transport connectivity for rural communities in the thirty-three (33) districts in Nepal. It will assist in building bridges and maintenance, rehabilitation and upgrading of the local road networks and river crossing.

  11. ILO-DFID Partnership Programme on Fair Recruitment and Decent Work for Women Migrant Workers in South Asia and the Middle East “Work in Freedom” (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The Programme aims to prevent trafficking of women and girls from Bangladesh, India and Nepal as migrant workers in major destination countries for migrant workers (India, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates). It will empower women and girls economically and socially, ensuring decent work conditions and better wages at both origin and destination countries.

  12. Occupational Safety and Health Development in Nepal (SHIELD) (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2014

    The project aims to initiate a comprehensive plan for promoting occupational safety and health services and reforming labour inspection system in Nepal.

  13. Indonesia: Labour and social trends update August 2014

    02 December 2014

    This information is a brief update on the labour and social trends in Indonesia based on the BPS labour force survey (Sakernas) August 2014.

  14. Design study of the single referral system for the extension of social protection in Indonesia: Background and justification, design of the single referral system (SRS), and roadmap for its implementation

    02 December 2014

    Describes the proposed design for the Indonesian SRS and provides useful guidance for the pilot implementation of the mechanism in the context of ongoing decentralization reforms.

  15. News@ILO, December 2014/January 2015

    01 December 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.

November 2014

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: November 2014

    30 November 2014

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

  2. ILO Nepal Decent Work Newsletter Bi-annual, issue-2, November 2014

    28 November 2014

    It offers a glimpse of what we do to promote Decent Work, meaning contributing to a labour market environment without child labour or forced labour, in which men and women have equal opportunities and appropriate representation and protection, enterprises can increase their productivity and competitiveness, and workers have access to improved working conditions, employment stability, and salaries that allow them to feed their families and educate their children. The present edition is focused on issues of child labour, informal economy, Labour Act, labour migration, occupational safety and health, public-private partnership and rural infrastructure.

  3. Economic implications of ASEAN integration for Malaysia's labour market

    26 November 2014

  4. The ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project 2013 - 2016: A status update (as of October 2014)

    24 November 2014

    The booklet provides a brief overview of South Asia labour migration patterns and highlights key challenges for migration governance in the sub-region. It also provides an update on the status and key achievements of the ILO South Asia Labour Migration Governance Project (for the period of June 2013 - October 2014).

  5. The ILO in Afghanistan

    24 November 2014

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in Afghanistan. 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.

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