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 2009

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  3. Protecting your health and business from avian influenza: Action manual for farmers and poultry workers

    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. 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 Neighbourhood Development (WIND) and Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE), were used to promote understanding and encourage improvements in the actions of farmers and poultry workers.

  4. The work of the ILO in Cambodia

    13 January 2009

    Cambodia joined the ILO in 1969, the same year that the Organization was honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize. Sadly the country was embroiled in war in Southeast Asia at this time, and would soon experience the genocidal destruction of the Khmer Rouge regime. With the end of the Cold War in the early 1990s, the UN assisted Cambodia in its transition to a democratic society, and the ILO’s work in the country began during this period. This publication discusses some of the work accomplished by the Government and people of Cambodia over these past 17 years.

  5. Baseline study of Agusan del Norte farming communities 2009

    01 January 2009

    A baseline study of the farming communities of Agusan del Norte is anchored on the perspective that community development and initiatives should start at the local level where local perceptions and judgments are hatched and inspired towards crafting informed policy decisions for intervention by development agencies.

December 2008

  1. List of library accessions: November-December 2008

    31 December 2008

    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. Work, income and gender equality in East Asia: Action guide

    31 December 2008

    The guide gives a comparative overview of labour market and income differences between men and women.

  3. ILO Sri Lanka Youth Employment Project (ILO/Japan)

    19 December 2008

    The project works to alleviate poverty, unemployment and underemployment among rural young people in Sri Lanka by helping them find work, vocational and entrepreneurship training. It also focuses on improving employment and recruitment services and is developing an English teaching curriculum for schools on plantations.

  4. Report of the Independent Final Evaluation: ILO/Japan Asian Regional Programme on Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women - Cambodia and Vietnam Chapters

    19 December 2008

    The Cambodia and Vietnam chapters of the ILO/Japan Asian Regional Programme on Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women aim to contribute to national efforts in alleviating poverty and enhancing the socio-economic status of women and promotion of gender equality and social justice in poverty alleviation and employment promotion policies and programmes.

  5. Expansion of employment opportunities for women in Viet Nam

    10 December 2008

    In 2002, the ILO/Japan Multi-Bilateral Programme, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs of Viet Nam, launched the project “Expansion of Employment Opportunities for Women (EEOW)” to contribute to poverty alleviation, social and economic empowerment of women and gender equality in the world of work.

  6. Expansion of employment opportunities for women in Cambodia

    10 December 2008

    The ILO/Japan Multi-Bilateral Programme, in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Vocational Training and the Ministry of Women’s Affairs launched a project to address these issues and to contribute to poverty alleviation, socio-economic empowerment of women, and gender equality in the world of work.

  7. Issues: December 2008

    09 December 2008

    Among the topics covered in this edition are the findings of a new report on Labour and Social Trends in ASEAN, the ILO's global gender campaign, women's pay in Bangladesh, workplace practices to combat avian and pandemic human influenza, strategies for extending social security coverage, human trafficking for labour exploitation, and migration policies.

  8. Report on the launching ceremony “Green Jobs initiative in Bangladesh”

    04 December 2008

    Summarizes the launching ceremony of Green Jobs ceremony jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the International Labour Organization.

  9. SKILLS-AP Newsletter Issue 3, December 2008

    01 December 2008

    This edition highlights some recent conferences on skills recognition, qualification frameworks, community-based rehabilitation and the outsomes of the recent International Labour Conference.

  10. Better Factories Cambodia Newsletter, December 2008

    01 December 2008

    Newsletter of the ILO Better Factories Cambodia. This issue features articles on the 14th Government-Private Sector Forum, BFC Buyers' Forum, work for people with disabilities, and Better Work in Viet Nam.

November 2008

  1. Improving skills recognition, quality and qualification systems: report of the ILO/SKILLS-AP/Thailand Regional Technical Meeting on Improving Skills Recognition, Quality and Qualification Systems for IMT-GT and GMS Countries, Songkhla, Thailand, 4 - 6 November 2008

    30 November 2008

    This report covers different approaches to skills recognition in the region.

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