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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.

November 2013

  1. Reporting on ILO Standards: Guide for Labour Officers in Pacific Island Member States

    18 November 2013

    The ILO’s Constitution provides that member States’ have an obligation to report on the application of international labour standards. This Guide provides step-by-step help for labour officers in Pacific Island member States to report in relation to certain areas.

  2. Bangladesh: Seeking better employment conditions for better socioeconomic outcomes

    18 November 2013

    The report analyses the country’s economic growth driven by its ready-made garment (RMG) sector and contains recommendations to make this growth more sustainable and improve working conditions in Bangladesh.

  3. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - November 2013

    01 November 2013

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

  4. News@ILO, November 2013

    01 November 2013

    The November 2013 e-newsletter of the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific contains the latest news from ILO in the region, a feature article on Bangladesh's first female welder, a selection of the latest publications, and forthcoming events and meetings.

October 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: October 2013

    31 October 2013

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

  2. Cross-border labour migration in Cambodia: Considerations for the national employment policy

    31 October 2013

    This background analyses examines the on-going policy efforts to ensure informed, safe, and protected cross-border migration for Cambodian workers and suggests areas that the national employment policy can consider for further actions in Cambodia.

  3. Cambodia: Designing macroeconomic policies for an employment - friendly growth strategy

    31 October 2013

    This paper authored by Muhammed Muqtada and Luyna Ung represents one of the background analyses. It argues for a proactive stance on macroeconomic policymaking, if Cambodia wishes to grow in a sustained and diversified manner toward full and productive employment for all. It notes that the current policy space is restricted, partly due to the additional conditionality that the defacto dollarization of the economy imposes. The paper suggests a possible nexus of mutually reinforcing macroeconomic and structural reforms, through examples of policy actions that could be taken in the spheres of monetary, fiscal, and exchange-rate policies.

  4. Rural development and employment opportunities in Cambodia: How can a national employment policy contribute towards realization of decent work in rural areas?

    31 October 2013

    This paper examines the on-going policy efforts to enhance productivity, employment opportunities, and incomes from work in the rural areas. At the same time, it argues that development of more productive sectors in manufacturing and services would be constrained, without addressing the seasonal shortage of labour in agriculture. The paper also argues that rural households consider subsistence farming as a safety net and a lifeline in the event of economic downturns.

  5. Promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work in Cambodia: Code of practice

    30 October 2013

    The Code of practice provides employers and business with a set of guiding principles on how to promote equality and prevent discrimination at work.

  6. Promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work in Cambodia: Booklet 1 – The business case for equality at work

    30 October 2013

    Booklet 1 of the Practical guide for employers presents the business case for equality at work and explains what equality and discrimination in the workplace mean.

  7. Promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work in Cambodia: Booklet 2 – Recruitment practices that promote equality

    30 October 2013

    Booklet 2 of the Practical guide for employers shows how to eliminate discrimination in recruitment and promote equality in selection procedures and processes.

  8. Promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work in Cambodia: Booklet 3 – Promoting equality in workplaces

    30 October 2013

    Booklet 3 of the Practical guide for employers shows how to eliminate discrimination in day-to-day company practices and promote equitable conditions of work in companies.

  9. Promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work in Cambodia: Booklet 4 – Managing equality in the workplace

    30 October 2013

    Booklet 4 of the Practical guide for employers shows how to plan and implement equality measures and deal with discrimination-related complaints in companies.

  10. Promoting equality and preventing discrimination at work in Cambodia: Booklet 5 – Resources for equality management in companies

    30 October 2013

    Booklet 5 of the Practical guide for employers provides case studies, contacts and references to promote equality and prevent discrimination in business practices.

  11. Report of the Fourth Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region: 'Setting minimum wage and wage guidelines: Roles of tripartite partners and impact on industrial relations'

    30 October 2013

    Contains the report of the Fourth Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region, under the ASEAN-ILO/Japan Industrial Relations Project.

  12. BANGLADESH SKILLS SNAPSHOT 2012

    23 October 2013

    The survey is a snapshot of the supply and demand of skilled workers in selected sectors in Bangladesh in 2012. It was commissioned on behalf of the National Skills Development Council Secretariat, and funded by the Swiss Development Corporation. The survey presents the current statistics, and also looks at skills predictions in the medium and long term.

  13. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, October 2013

    22 October 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its newsletter for October 2013. The publication reviews its major activities in the month and introduces upcoming events.

  14. The ILO in Bangladesh

    21 October 2013

    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.

  15. Regulating recruitment of migrant workers: An assessment of complaint mechanisms in Thailand

    21 October 2013

    This report provides the findings of an analysis of the legal framework and the complaint mechanisms for workers with grievances to seek redress - and puts forward recommendations for strengthening the system.

  16. Labour shortages, foreign migrant recruitment and the portability of qualifications in East and South-East Asia

    21 October 2013

    This paper examines labour shortages, admission of foreign workers and the portability of qualifications in Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand.

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