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 2016

  1. Labour migration structures and financing in Asia

    18 February 2016

    This report was prepared by the V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, India, and researchers in the Philippines and Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), and completed in 2015. The study benefited from stakeholder inputs at the Technical Meeting on Labour Migration Structures and Financing in Asia, held on January 31, 2014 in New Delhi, India.

  2. Decent work for seafarers and fair competition in shipping: Programme fact sheet

    16 February 2016

    The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 is a response to the global nature of seafarers employment, setting minimum standards for decent work covering working and living conditions.

  3. Tripartite action for the protection and promotion of the rights of migrant workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project): Project fact sheet

    15 February 2016

    The ASEAN TRIANGLE Project aims to significantly reduce the exploitation of labour migrants in the region through increased legal and safe migration and improved labour protection.

  4. Policy Brief: Women’s Mobility and Domestic Work

    13 February 2016

    The ILO estimates that there are 150.3 million migrant workers in the world. Of these 11.5 million are domestic workers (ILO, 2015).

  5. The ILO in Afghanistan

    12 February 2016

    This is the country fact sheet for the ILO in Afghanistan.

  6. "No One Should Work This Way" Preventing the Abuse of Domestic Workers

    08 February 2016

    The brochure covers pictures and stories of women who have been abused while working as domestic workers in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Nepal and the Philippines.

  7. Strengthening Capacity of Panchayati Raj Institutions Managing Maintenance of Rural Roads

    06 February 2016

    The document broadly covers the current interventions of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in the rural roads sector and strategies proposed for capacity building of PRIs in managing maintenance of rural roads as a gradual approach with technical support of rural road agencies in the states.

  8. Protection of migrant workers in the recruitment and third party employment process: International standards and guiding principles given by the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Private Employment Agencies Recommendation, 1997 (No. 188)

    05 February 2016

    This publication discusses the issue of protection of migrant workers in the employment process, in particular the international standards and guiding principles given by the Private Employment Agencies Convention, 1997 (No. 181) and Private Employment Agencies Recommendation, 1997 (No. 188).

  9. News@ILO, February 2016

    02 February 2016

    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.

  10. Review of labour migration policy in Malaysia

    02 February 2016

    This report assesses the recent changes to labour migration policy in Malaysia and provides recommendations for further strengthening of the governance framework.

  11. Indigenous people in Bangladesh : Human rights and sustainable development goals

    02 February 2016

    This keynote paper was presented at the national seminar on Indigenous People in Bangladesh: Human Rights and Sustainable Development Goals held in Dhaka 10 December 2015 with the support of the ILO to mark Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Day. The paper was authored by Raja Devasish Roy, Chakma Chief, Advocate, Supreme Court & Member, UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and Mangal Kumar Chakma, Advisor, Kapaeeng Foundation. It was published by the Bangladesh Indigenous People’s Forum and the views expressed reflect those of the authors.

  12. Country level engagement and advocacy to reduce child labour (CLEAR): Project fact sheet

    02 February 2016

    The Project aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions addressing the recommendations contained in the USDOL’s Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour Report.

  13. Current regulations on safe migration and human trafficking (Bengali)

    01 February 2016

    Current Regulations on Safe Migration and Human Trafficking is an easy reference, Bangla-language guide for daily use by recruitment and law enforcement agencies which will help them to carry out their functions and duties in regards to safe migration and prevention of human trafficking.

  14. The ILO in Solomon Islands

    01 February 2016

    The Solomon Islands and decent work

  15. A step in the right direction 'Pilot contract for DW in Pakistan'

    01 February 2016

    Under support from the DFTAD funded Gender Equality for Decent Employment (GE4DE) Project of the ILO, a Domestic Workers Union (DWU) in Pakistan has been registered. Under this intervention a draft model contract for the domestic workers has been developed agreed upon by all the social partners.

January 2016

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

    31 January 2016

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

  2. GMS TRIANGLE Project fact sheet

    26 January 2016

    The Tripartite Action to Protect Migrants Workers from Labour Exploitation (the GMS TRIANGLE project) aims to strengthen the formulation and implementation of recruitment and labour protection policies and practices in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, to ensure safer migration resulting in decent work. The project is operational in five countries: Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Thailand and Viet Nam and expands activities into Myanmar in 2013. In each country, tripartite constituents government, workers‘ and employers’ organizations) are engaged in each of the GMS TRIANGLE project objectives.

  3. The ILO in Nepal, January 2016

    22 January 2016

    The Nepal Country Fact sheet shows the ILO programmes, key challenges, priorities, main actions and key results in collaboration with the constituents and social partners in Nepal.

  4. Working hours in the global garment industry

    20 January 2016

    This research note provides an overview of working hours in the garment sector in major apparel exporting economies. It shows that garment exporters have a range of different limits on normal working hours, overtime work, and penalty rates for overtime, as well as different annual leave and public holidays.

  5. World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2016

    19 January 2016

    The World Employment and Social Outlook is the ILO’s flagship report on world of work issues. Exploring the inter-connected nature of macroeconomic policies on the one hand, and employment and social outcomes on the other, it analyses which policy combinations are most effective in delivering high employment and balanced incomes. The publication also provides readers with the most up-to-date global as well as regional labour market and social indicators.

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