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.

September 2016

  1. Making connections: Farm-to-market road rehabilitation in San Isidro, Leyte

    21 September 2016

    The Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)-damaged farm-to-market road in San Isidro, Leyte severely hampered the farmers’ agricultural activities. In response, the International Labour Organization (ILO) supported the Municipal Government of San Isidro in restoring the small-scale farmers’ ability to generate income, and in enhancing their food security.

  2. Rebuilding communities: Quick fix and repair of the Ormoc City Health Office

    21 September 2016

    The public health system of a municipality is crucial to ensuring the physical well-being of its residents. When Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit Ormoc City, it reduced the functionality of Rural Health Units (RHU) and Barangay Health Stations (BHS) by half. The International Labour Organization (ILO), collaborating with the World Health Organization (WHO) thus saw an immediate need to get the system operational again.

  3. Helping one’s self: Repair of livelihood and technical skills (LiTeS) training centre in Bogo City, Northern Cebu

    21 September 2016

    Training in Bogo City’s Livelihood and Technical Skills (LiTeS) Training Center was hampered when Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) made landfall in Northern Cebu. In addition, the welding training building was severely damaged.

  4. New initiative to improve labour rights in Myanmar

    20 September 2016

    The Governments of Myanmar, the United States, Japan, Denmark, and the European Union and the International Labor Organization convened the 2016 Stakeholder Forum under their joint Initiative to Promote Fundamental Labor Rights and Practices in Myanmar.

  5. Code of conduct and guidelines to prevent and address sexual harassment in workplace

    20 September 2016

    The right to safe working conditions and equality in treatment at the workplace are inseparable from the right to work. The right to work can be seriously impaired with when employees are subjected to sexual and gender based forms of violence such as sexual harassment in the workplace.

  6. Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers in the ASEAN region (ASEAN TRIANGLE Project): Final project fact sheet

    19 September 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.

  7. Gender equality in labour migration law, policy and management (GEM Toolkit)

    16 September 2016

    The Gender equality in labour migration laws, policy and management GEM Toolkits is a set of nine practical tools, developed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to facilitate the implementation of gender mainstreaming strategies in labour migration and related employment, social protection, and equality laws, policies, programmes, projects, as well as in day-to-day labour migration management practices.

  8. eNews@ILO India

    15 September 2016

    Read our September E-Newsletter featuring a story on SMEs, an interview with Sher Verick, Deputy Director ILO India, video interview with Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto, highlights of our latest activities and more.

  9. Regional Model Competency Standards: Agriculture and aquaculture

    09 September 2016

    The RMCS are intended to be a regional reference for developing competency standards for those countries that are in the process of creating standards, or reviewing existing national standards. The RMCS can provide the basis for developing national competency standards in countries so they can avoid developing standards from scratch.

  10. Building the Capacity of the Philippines Labour Inspectorate: Project fact sheet

    08 September 2016

    The Philippines labour inspectorate system faces a number of challenges in providing labour inspection services to the country’s 945,000 registered establishments, covering around 7.8 million workers. A 2009 ILO Technical Audit of the Philippines labour inspectorate system, pointed to some of these challenges which included low coverage due to inadequate number of labour inspectors and limited capacity of labour inspectors in carrying out specialized inspections.

  11. News@ILO, September 2016

    02 September 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.

  12. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 September 2016

  13. Where to go for help: Pakistani migrant workers’ access to justice at home and in Gulf Cooperation Council countries

    01 September 2016

    This report examines the legal framework and complaints mechanisms available for Pakistani migrant workers at home and in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It identified bottlenecks in the grievance-handling process and potential ways to improve it to provide a speedy, accessible, less costly and just remedy to migrant workers.

  14. Newsletter ENHANCE project , Issue 1

    01 September 2016

    ENHANCE project is delighted to share it's 1st newsletter. The ENHANCE newsletter will be updated every 6 months to provide information about project key activities, progress, experience as well as project's impact and lessons' learnt.

  15. Bangladesh: Looking beyond garments – an employment diagnostic study

    01 September 2016

    This joint ILO/ADB report looks at areas and actions for Bangladesh to develop its economy away from reliance on the ready made garment sector.

  16. Cambodian Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin Issue 4: Trends in Cambodian garment and footwear prices and their implications for wages and working conditions

    01 September 2016

    The ILO's Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin provides a regular statistical update regarding developments in the sector and includes a feature article on key topics. This month's feature article is on the topic of garment prices and their effect on wages and working conditions in Cambodia.

August 2016

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

    31 August 2016

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

  2. Perspectives on children’s work and schooling: Evidence from a longitudinal study in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India

    30 August 2016

    The ILO is committed to promoting decent work for all including complete elimination of child labour. Using data from a longitudinal study of children’s use of time (spanning seven years in the lives of 1,000 children), this paper examines the relationship between childhood work experience and later educational outcomes.

  3. Basic English and Arabic words for Care Work: Promoting Decent Work for Care Providers – Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up care work basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

  4. Basic English and Arabic words for Electrical trade: Promoting Decent Work for Electricians– Instructors manual

    28 August 2016

    Instructors manual for a language course to teach migrants who will take up the electrical trade basic vocabulary in English and Arabic

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