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.

July 2015

  1. Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2014 - 2015: Strengthening competitiveness and productivity through decent work

    09 July 2015

    The ILO’s Jakarta Office’s seventh issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia focuses on strengthening competitiveness and productivity through decent work. Decent work plays an important role in strengthening the competitiveness and productivity of a nation.

  2. Indonesia: Wages and productivity for sustainable development

    08 July 2015

    Indonesia has sustained over a decade of economic growth, and this has provided an environment that has allowed growth in wages and regular wage employment to outperform most other countries in the world.

  3. Women in business and management: Gaining momentum in Asia and the Pacific

    03 July 2015

    The report brings together data collected from the ILO global company survey in 2013 on gender diversity in the workplace, specific to the Asia-Pacific region, and also incorporates other latest data to provide overview of the status of women in business and management.

  4. Regular and irregular migrant workers in North Central Viet Nam: Findings from household surveys

    02 July 2015

    New policy brief from the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam shows the profile of regular and irregular migrant workers in the northern centre part of the country. It represents the findings from household surveys carried out with more than 23,000 migrant workers in Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh provinces in 2013.

  5. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 6th issue

    01 July 2015

    Welcome to the sixth issue of ILO Colombo’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find stories from our projects, updates on events and other information.

  6. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 6th issue

    01 July 2015

    Welcome to the sixth issue of ILO Colombo’s newsletter. In this issue, you will find stories from our projects, updates on events and other information.

  7. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 July 2015

    The number of export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh assessed for structural safety rises to 2,703 or 77 per cent of the total. Read this and other news in the latest newsletter from ILO Bangladesh.

June 2015

  1. Project Updates of Myanmar Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour

    30 June 2015

    The first year of My-PEC was foundation setting with a two-pronged approach of working with the national level Technical Working Group on Child Labour (TWG-CL) and starting engagement with the communities. As of June 2015, 5 organizations initiate CL activities with support from the project, 6 national level activities to raise public awareness on CL, 21 government, Workers and Employers Organizations and civil society organizations received training on international CL standards, 25 TWG-CL member organizations participating in capacity-building activities, 30 community-level awareness raising activities supported by the project, 76 officials from sub-national line ministries and other local staff participating in capacity-building activities, 77 organizations participating in advocacy activities.

  2. Final report - Supporting the definition and extension of a social protection floor (SPF) in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands

    30 June 2015

    There is an urgent need to develop more coherent and continuous social protection programme in the Pacific to ensure effectiveness. This project, as well as ILO’s previous social protection projects in the Pacific, was designed as a short‐term intervention without long‐term resource allocation and planning.

  3. Pacific World Day Against Child Labour 2015 Report

    30 June 2015

    Although activities for Child Labour have been focused on Fiji and PNG, the ILO Sub-regional Programme on Child Labour and Trafficking in 2014 expanded this work to Kiribati, Samoa and the Solomon Islands. In April 2015, a sub-regional forum on child labour and trafficking was held in Fiji which brought together government, union and employers representatives from these countries to share knowledge and best practice methodologies on child labour.

  4. Newsletter- TACKLE Fiji Update

    30 June 2015

    Tackling Child Labour through Education quarterly newsletter - June 2014

  5. Seventh Newsletter of ILO Pakistan

    30 June 2015

    The seventh edition of ILO Pakistan Newsletter highlights ILO’s work on International Labor Standards in the advent of GSP Plus which came into effect in January 2014. This edition also showcases new partnership that have been forged to facilitate labour market governance and as well as good practices in the world of work.

  6. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: June 2015

    30 June 2015

    Provides list of new publications at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok.

  7. Rapid assessment on child labour in the sugarcane sector in selected areas in Cambodia: A comparative analysis

    26 June 2015

    This study was undertaken in 2014 by the Cambodia Institute of Development Study (CIDS) in order to fill an apparent existing knowledge gap on the nature of child labour in the sugarcane sector in Cambodia.

  8. "No one should work this way" Preventing the abuse of domestic workers

    26 June 2015

    Leaflet of the exhibition of photos taken by the renowned photographer Steve McCurry of abused domestic workers which will be exhibited at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Hong Kong SAR during the month of July.

  9. Fostering female talent in the workforce: Women in business and management

    26 June 2015

    The preparation of this report entailed a participatory approach with contributions from national employers’ organizations in the region, ILO specialists on employers and gender experts, and consultants with expertise in gender equality and entrepreneurship.

  10. Migration and resilience: Experiences from Nepal's 2015 earthquake

    25 June 2015

    The research paper examines the impact of the April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks on a range of of behavioural issues linked to migration.

  11. Indispensable yet unprotected: Working conditions of Indian Domestic Workers at Home and Abroad

    25 June 2015

    This study aims to provide policy-makers and service providers with deeper insight into the nature of forced labour and trafficking in this region. Armed with this knowledge, action to combat trafficking in the region will become more effective, finally bringing an end to this unacceptable form of human exploitation.

  12. Start Your Business Training Report for Fiji

    22 June 2015

    This report will highlight the outcome of the Start Your Business, Improve Your Business Training which was held at Buca Bay village in Savusavu from 22nd to 26th of June 2015. The aim of the training was to contribute to the creation of new small scale businesses by enabling potential business owner to carry out the essential steps in evaluating themselves as entrepreneurs, evaluating their business ideas and doing the required research towards developing a business plan.

  13. Special Coverage - ILO work in Vanuatu

    22 June 2015

    June 2015 update on ILO activities in Vanuatu

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