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.

November 2009

  1. News@ILO, November 2009

    01 November 2009

    The November edition of the ILO's Asia Pacific e-newsletter contains the latest news from the regional office, a feature on migration policy in Thailand, a selection of the latest publications, and details of forthcoming events and meetings.

October 2009

  1. The current status and evolution of industrial relations in Sri Lanka

    30 October 2009

    Focuses on the status and evolution of industrial relations in Sri Lanka including legal framework, actors in the industrial relations system, collective bargaining, disputes settlement, tripartism and social dialogue.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Library in Bangkok: October 2009

    29 October 2009

    Provides list of new arrivals of publications at the ILO Library in Bangkok.

  3. Kirabati News Updates, October 2009

    27 October 2009

    Provides updates on the latest activities in Kiribati.

  4. News@ILO, October 2009

    01 October 2009

    The first edition of the e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific contains five sections. News Round-up covers the latest developments and activities; the Feature section looks at climate change in Jabongo, Philippines; Look Ahead highlights some forthcoming events; Calendar offers a fuller list of meetings and events in October and November; Book Shelf gives details of some recent publications.

September 2009

  1. Going back, moving on, a synthesis report of the trends and experiences of returned trafficking victims in Thailand and the Philippines

    30 September 2009

    The report explores some of the issues, obstacles and opportunities related to the return and integration of women migrants who have experienced exploitative situation abroad, including forced labour and human trafficking. It is based on a series of interviews with returned victims of trafficking in Thailand and the Philippines.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Library in Bangkok: August-September 2009

    30 September 2009

    Provides list of new arrivals of publications at the ILO Library in Bangkok.

  3. Legislative compliance review of child labour laws in Fiji

    22 September 2009

    This report examines Fiji’s compliance with the International Labour Organization’s (“ILO”) Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No.138) (“ILO Convention No. 138”) and ILO Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182) (“ILO Convention No. 182.”).

  4. Promoting occupational health services for workers in the informal economy through primary care units

    15 September 2009

    This working paper reviews and analyses the substantial efforts of the primary care units(PCU)in different districts under the guidance of the Bureau for Occupational and Environmental Diseases of the Ministry of Public Health. The paper highlights the impact of their efforts and recommends the next important steps at both national policy and provincial levels.

  5. Decent Work for All Newsletter, September 2009

    01 September 2009

    Quarterly newsletter of the ILO Subregional Office in Manila. This article focuses on social dialogue, the First International Conference on Gender, Migration and Development, and setting decent working conditions for domestic workers.

  6. Decent work for all newsletter: Exploring new platforms of social dialogue for domestic workers

    01 September 2009

    The Philippines has embarked on a Decent Work for Domestic Workers campaign to craft a unified position to the International Labour Conference in 2010 and to lobby for the passage of a domestic workers national law.

  7. ILO Jakarta Newsletter, September 2009

    01 September 2009

    Quarterly newsletter of the ILO Jakarta Office. This issue features articles on child labour, youth employment, domestic workers, migrant workers, vocational training in Aceh, women's entrepreneurship, preventing harassment in the workplace, informall economy workers, indigenous women in Papua, HIV/AIDs, etc.

  8. Situational analysis of domestic work in China

    01 September 2009

    Focuses on China's internal domestic workers situation. Chinese domestic workers are allowed to work overseas, but there are limited information available about the scale, trends, and working conditions.

  9. Advocacy brief on decent work for domestic workers

    01 September 2009

    The International Labour Office in Asia and the Pacific has launched an advocacy campaign to work with our constituents in governments, worker and employer organizations to help them prepare for the 2010 International Labour Conference discussion on Decent Work for Domestic Workers - a discussion that could lead to the creation of an international instrument (such as a new ILO Convention or Recommendation). This advocacy initiative also seeks to actively promote to the public at large the individual rights and responsibilities of domestic workers in Asia.

  10. Factsheet on domestic workers in China

    01 September 2009

    Provides a summary of the situation of domestic workers in China and what constituents can do to address the issues.

  11. News@ILO, September 2009

    01 September 2009

    New enews featuring the plight of migrant workers with HIV/AIDS, recent discussion on employment challenges for rural youth, upcoming National Tripartite Consultations on Decent Work for Domestic Workers and Strategic Collective Bargaining for Employers Road Show, Calendar and Bookshelf.

August 2009

  1. Rapid assessment of the impact of the global economic crisis on employment and industrial relations in Sri Lanka

    31 August 2009

    Provides an initial and rapid stock taking of the impact of the global economic downturn on employment in Sri Lanka around six to eight months into the crisis.

  2. Narrative report on the Second National Domestic Workers' Summit: Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    20 August 2009

    Documents the results, recommendations and future policy reforms and programs agreed upon at the Second National Domestic Workers' Summit.

  3. Decent Work Country Programme: Solomon Islands

    19 August 2009

    This document outlines the Decent Work Country Programme for Solomon Islands for the period 2009-2012.

  4. Training and employment opportunities to address poverty among rural youth: A synthesis report

    19 August 2009

    The aim of this multi-country study is to identify relevant training and employment needs and opportunities, which can improve on, and off-farm income generation for young women and men in rural areas. This research is timely since young people make up the majority of migrants streaming into towns and cities from the rural areas in search of jobs placing pressure on urban labour markets. The current global financial and economic crisis only serves to increase such pressure and augment the incidence of youth unemployment, underemployment and poor working conditions.

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