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.

August 2009

  1. Tips on protecting your employees from pandemic human influenza

    01 August 2009

    Tips on how to prevent pandemic human influenza in the workplace extracted from ILO training manuals.

  2. Issues: August 2009

    01 August 2009

    This edition features the Global Jobs Pact, tackling the economic crisis in Cambodia and Indonesia, combating child labour in Cambodia and highlights of ILO 90 activities in Asia and the Pacific

July 2009

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Library in Bangkok: July 2009

    31 July 2009

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

  2. Decent Work Country Programme: Vanuatu

    28 July 2009

    Outlines the priority objectives and strategies for achieving decent work in Vanuatu.

  3. APYouthNet discussion forum consolidated product 2: Education and skills training to improve the employability of youth

    27 July 2009

    Synthesis of the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Network on Youth Employment (APYN) second discussion forum that took place 13-27 July, 2009.

  4. China: Specialist recommendation report on the questionnaire on decent work for domestic workers

    01 July 2009

    A joint report by the ILO, UNIFEM and Beijing University Women's Law Study and Services Center.

June 2009

  1. Migrant workers’ remittances: Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

    30 June 2009

    The study on migrant workers’ remittances to their families Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar investigated the sending behaviour in terms of the amount sent, the frequency in sending, the intended purposes of the remittances and the actual use.

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Library in Bangkok: May-June 2009

    30 June 2009

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

  3. The global economic crisis: Labour market impacts and policies for recovery in Asia

    30 June 2009

    The paper provides an assessment of the economic and labour market impacts of the financial and economic crisis in Asia and the Pacific and reviews national policy responses to the crisis. Its aim is to present an overview of the main mechanisms through which the crisis is impacting the region, and to highlight some policy options available to countries confronting the crisis that are likely to have positive outcomes vis-à-vis employment generation, improving social welfare on the basis of decent work principles, and promoting a sound economic recovery.

  4. Migrant worker remittances and their impact on local economic development

    29 June 2009

    The international labour migration has become a common approach for many poor countries to alleviate unemployment and to work out from poverty. These countries are generally characterized by soaring unemployment, low economic development, and high population growth rate. Remittances and skills gained from working abroad are thought to be the crucial outcomes of migration, which will have profound impact on economic development and welfare of individual migrant family, community and the nation.

  5. Business continuity planning: Guidelines for small and medium-sized enterprises

    15 June 2009

    A business continuity plan provides opportunities not only to cope with adverse events, but also to develop a stronger strategical approach that will improve overall business operatins and processes.

  6. Fact sheet - Promoting Decent Work for People with Disabilities through a Disability Inclusion Support Service (INCLUDE)

    01 June 2009

    The INCLUDE Project, or Disability Inclusion Support Service, aims to assist countries in their transition from disability policies and services based on separate provisions to an approach emphasizing the full participation of persons with disabilities in the mainstream – an approach that is promoted by ILO standards and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  7. Fact sheet - Promoting the Employability and Employment of People with Disabilities through Effective Legislation (PEPDEL)

    01 June 2009

    The ILO Project “Promoting the Employability and Employment of People with Disabilities through Effective Legislation” furthers the review and reform of disability related training and employment laws and policies, and their effective implementation in selected countries of East and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

May 2009

  1. Review of labour migration management, policies and legal framework in Cambodia

    21 May 2009

    The review of labour migration management, policies and legal framework in Cambodia is an attempt to understand the underlying factors inhibited the promotion of orderly labour migration flow from Cambodia to Thailand.

  2. กรอบพหุภาคีขององค์การแรงงานระหว่างประเทศ (ILO) ว่าด้วยการเคลื่อนย้ายถิ่นของแรงงานข้ามชาติ

    19 May 2009

    กรอบพหุภาคีว่าด้วยการเคลื่อนย้ายถิ่นของแรงงานข้ามชาติ เป็นหลักการและแนวทางที่ตั้งอยู่บนพื้นฐานของสิทธิที่ให้แนวทางในทางปฏิบัติต่อภาครัฐ องค์กรนายจ้างและองค์กรลูกจ้าง และหน่วยงานทั้งหลายที่มีส่วนเกี่ยวข้องในการพัฒนา เสริมสร้างความเข้มแข็ง การปฎิบัติการและการประเมินนโยบายแรงงานข้ามชาติทั้งในระดับประเทศและระดับนานาชาติ โดยกรอบพหุภาคีดังกล่าว คำนึงถึงการเคลื่อนย้ายถิ่นเพื่อการทำงานโดยเฉพาะ ได้มองถึงผลทางบวกของแรงงานข้ามชาติที่มีต่อการพัฒนา ได้รวบรวมหลักการและแนวทางปฏิบัติต่างๆ ที่ตั้งอยู่บนบรรทัดฐานระหว่างประเทศ และได้ยอมรับบทบาทของการปรึกษาหารือทางสังคมและคุณค่าของการมีส่วนร่วมของหุ้นส่วนทางสังคมในการจัดทำและปฏิบัติตามนโยบายแรงงานข้ามชาติ

  3. APYouthNet discussion forum consolidated product 1: Youth enterprise and the effects of the global financial crisis

    11 May 2009

    Synthesis of the Asia-Pacific Knowledge Network on Youth Employment (APYN) first discussion forum that took place 27 April - 11 May, 2009.

  4. 90 years working for social justice, 36 years in Bangladesh

    02 May 2009

    This information booklet is about ILO and its constituents during the last 36 years in Bangladesh. On one hand, it reflects the experiences, good practices and stories of our cooperation; on the other, it touches upon the views, concerns and aspirations of our constituents and what future ILO holds for this country.

  5. The ILO in Thailand

    01 May 2009

    This brochure covers the ILO activities in Thailand.

  6. Narrative report on the Philippine Campaign on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

    01 May 2009

    Covers the period between May to August 2009. During the period, the Technical Working Group (TWG) conducted consultations, media campaigns, and network building initiatives leading up to the Second National Domestic Workers Summit, where it is expected that a unified Philippine position and a framework for program and policy reforms will be adopted and approved. The report documents the progress made towards achieving the two main objectives of the campaign, the major activities conducted, and the lessons learned in implementing the project.

April 2009

  1. ILO 90: The International Labour Organization and Sri Lanka

    30 April 2009

    Highlights a number of outstanding landmarks in the history of the ILO and its relationship with Sri Lanka.

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