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.

March 2009

  1. The management of irregular migration and its consequence for development: Gulf Cooperation Council

    24 March 2009

    Reviews the forms of irregular migration in the GCC countries and their magnitude and discusses the consequences of such irregular migration on the migrants themselves and to the Gulf countries.

  2. Enhancing the benefits and reducing the costs of outward migration: Experiences and perspectives from the Philippines

    24 March 2009

    Reviews the best practices and gaps concerning the contribution of migrants and diaspora to local development based on available literature.

  3. Decent work for older persons in Thailand

    20 March 2009

    This paper brings to light the current and emerging issues concerning the promotion of decent work for older persons in Thailand.

  4. New arrivals at the ILO Library in Bangkok: February 2009

    18 March 2009

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

  5. Managing labour migration - Filipino and Indonesian domestic helpers

    15 March 2009

    Focuses on the domestic helper market in Hong Kong, examines and compares various institutional arrangements for regulating migration that have been developed in Indonesia and the Philippines, referring to them generally as “migration infrastructure”.

  6. ILO Jakarta Newsletter, February 2009

    09 March 2009

    Quarterly newsletter of the ILO Jakarta Office. This issue features articles on migrant workers, HIV/AIDs employment promotion, child labour, youth employment, microfinance, occupational safety and health and the effect of global financial crisis on Indonesia.

  7. ILO 90 years working for social justice

    06 March 2009

    A brochure on the ILO's 90th anniversary.

  8. Labour migration for development: Best practices in Asia and the Pacific

    01 March 2009

    Discusses best practices in temporary labour migration programmes in the Asia Pacific region in each stage of the migration process – recruitment and selection, pre-departure preparation, at the destination, and upon return.

  9. Protecting migrant workers from the Philippines

    01 March 2009

    Reviews policies and programmes the Philippines has adopted as an origin country to protect its migrant workers at different stages of migration – pre-deployment, at the worksite, and upon return.

  10. Best practices in fostering migration opportunities: Do they work?

    01 March 2009

    Looks at examples of good practices – at the country, bilateral, and multilateral levels, and with special focus on the Philippine experience – for maximizing opportunities for legal migration, especially temporary and circular labour migration.

February 2009

  1. Skills development in the workplace: Report of the ILO/SKILLS-AP/Japan Regional Workshop and Study Programme on Skills Development in the Workplace, OVTA, Chiba, Japan, 27 January - 6 February 2009

    28 February 2009

    This is a report of a tripartite regional workshop and study programme covering a wide range of issues relating to learning within the workplace.

  2. A synthesis report on labour migration policies, management and immigration pressure in Thailand

    19 February 2009

    This paper aims to bring together the findings and policy recommendations from the wide range of studies that have looked at Thailand’s irregular labour migration. The synthesis report draws facts and findings mainly from the “Review of Labour Migration Policies, Regulatory Framework, Management Institutions, and Immigration Pressure in Thailand,” which was prepared by the Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) under the ILO/Japan Project on Managing Cross-border Movement of Labour in Southeast Asia.

  3. Review of labour migration policies, regulatory framework, management institutions and immigration pressure in Thailand

    19 February 2009

    This report made by Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) has stated the problems of labour migration management, overall situation and labour migration from neighboring countries, national policies, formats of labour migration management, accomplishment of cooperation on employment between Thailand and its neighboring countries at the Greater Mekong, immigration pressure, and recommendations on labour migration management.

  4. TECHNICAL NOTE - The effect of the global economic crisis on Asian migrant workers and governments’ responses

    13 February 2009

    This paper looks at the actual and prospective effect of the current economic crisis on Asian labour migration, especially as regards to layoffs of migrant worker and changes in their working conditions. It also gives an overview of sending and receiving country governments' responses to the crisis as it impacts migrant workers.

  5. The migration of professionals in an integrating East Asia

    09 February 2009

    Examines the movements of highly skilled workers in East Asia, including demographic trends and immigration policies.

  6. ILO Jakarta Special Edition, Job Opportunities for Youth

    05 February 2009

    Special edition of the ILO Jakarta newsletter, February 2009. Stories include: green jobs, agro tourism in Malaysia, biodiversity in Pancokusumo and agribusiness in East Java.

  7. Job opportunities for youth - special edition, February 2009

    01 February 2009

    The JOY team, in coordination with Mr Peter Poschen at the head office in Geneva will work together with the Government of Indonesia to investigate what strategies are most appropriate for tackling climate change and for making companies and jobs greener. This special edition document how we intend to carry out this task, including how the JOY team will work with local government in East Java province in conjunction with small farmers and entrepreneurs to promote decent work and green jobs for young women and men.

  8. Preliminary assessment of Green Jobs in three sectors: (1) renewable energy (2) waste management (3) construction

    01 February 2009

    Provides a glance at relevant activities being carried out in the context of the framework of ILO’s green job initiatives.

January 2009

  1. List of library accessions: January 2009

    30 January 2009

    This List of Library Accessions is produced by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. It consists of new materials available in its collection and data base which come from different sources such as ILO, NGOs, IGOs, institutions, other United Nations agencies, commercial publishers and individual experts.

  2. Protecting your employees and business from pandemic human influenza: Action manual for small and medium-sized enterprises

    23 January 2009

    The outbreak of avian influenza and the ongoing incidences of infected cases have prompted worldwide concern. This training manual is developed to promote safe practices in small and medium-sized enterprises. The manual is user-friendly and practical, providing an Action Checklist on various prevention measures including explanations and descriptions. The unique participatory training methods of the ILO, Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) and Work Improvements in Neighbourhood Development (WIND), were used to promote understanding and encourage improvement in the actions of employers and workers in small and medium-sized enterprises.

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