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March 2008

  1. SKILLS-AP Newsletter Issue 1, March 2008

    01 March 2008

    This edition gives the background of the Regional Skills and Employability Programme for Asia and the Pacific (SKILLS-AP), and summarizes the activities and the projects that SKILLS-AP been involved with.

January 2008

  1. Managing HIV/AIDS in the workplace: Employers’ handbook for action

    26 January 2008

    Users of this handbook will find relevant laws, national and international, on HIV/AIDS that will serve as legal framework for the development of a company policy. This will also serve as a guide on designing and implementing an HIV/AIDS program for the workplace.

  2. Mapping report of vocational training and employment for people with disabilities in Viet Nam

    18 January 2008

    This report provides an overview of organisations of or representing people with disabilities as well as services related to vocational training, employment and entrepreneurship for people with disabilities. Specific focus has been placed on organisations of women with disabilities, and services specifically targeting women with disabilities.

  3. Labour migration from Viet Nam: Issues and policy and practice

    10 January 2008

    This paper examines the emergent issues important to the management of labour migration from Viet Nam.

  4. The ILO in Viet Nam

    01 January 2008

    This brochure focuses on the ILO work in Viet Nam.

  5. Admission of foreign workers as trainees in Korea

    01 January 2008

    Discusses how the Korean government has responded to labour shortage among small businesses in the country.

  6. Overseas Filipino workers and their impact on household employment decisions

    01 January 2008

    This short paper subjects to empirical examination the often cited concern that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their remittances cause moral hazard problems in the labour supply of their households. It finds that such is not the case.

  7. The migration of health professionals

    01 January 2008

    Looks at the extent and impact of the global migration of health professionals–specifically physicians and nurses.

  8. The admission of foreign labour and its impact on the labour market in Taiwan, Province of China

    01 January 2008

    Examines the foreign worker program (FWP) in Taiwan, Province of China, which was introduced in 1992 as a response to severe labour shortage in the island.

  9. Strengthening social protection for ASEAN migrant workers through social security agreements

    01 January 2008

    This paper looks at specific actions that ASEAN countries can take to strengthen the social protection of migrant workers within the region.

  10. Overseas Filipino workers and their impact on household poverty

    01 January 2008

    This paper examines whether the outflow of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) has resulted in poverty reduction, particularly for the migrants' families.

  11. Underlying factors in international labour migration in Asia: population, employment and productivity trends

    01 January 2008

    This paper looks at the demographic and economic factors that are certain to impact the flow of labour migration in the Asian region in the future.

  12. Financial education trainers manual

    01 January 2008

    This illustrated, in-depth guide is designed to educate vulnerable groups, especially women, in financial literacy. The purpose of the training is to make women and men more informed and empowered decision-makers, able to set financial targets and reach them, whether in the household or in a small-scale business. The manual also is designed to help micro and small entrepreneurs in Cambodia increase their small profit margins. The trainer’s manual is based on material developed within the Financial Education for the Poor Project, which the Microfinance Opportunities, Citigroup and Freedom From Hunger financed.

December 2007

  1. Fact sheet - Disability discrimination at work

    31 December 2007

    An estimated 470 million of the world's working age people have some form of disability. These disabilities differ in the nature of impairment as well as the degree of severity. In combination with these disabilities, issues such as gender, age and economic status, all impact upon their status in and access to the labour market.

  2. Facts on Disability in the world of work

    31 December 2007

    “Decent work is the ILO’s primary goal for everyone, including people with disabilities. When we promote the rights and dignity of people with disabilities, we are empowering individuals, strengthening economies and enriching societies at large.” Juan Somavia, ILO Director-General

  3. The contribution of migrant workers to Thailand: towards policy development

    18 December 2007

    This fact sheet summarizes the main findings and conclusions of the report on "The contribution of migrant workers to Thailand: towards policy development".

  4. Issues: December 2007

    01 December 2007

    The newsletter covers strategies to tackle HIV/AIDS in low-risk Asian countries, voices from young people on human trafficking prevention, and the UN International Day of Disabled Persons.

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