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January 2014

  1. Replication Guide: Learning and Earning: Overcoming low education levels through skills development

    26 January 2014

    This booklet captures something that has not been done before in Bangladesh; integrating people from underprivileged groups into nationally recognised mainstream skills development programmes (including women into non traditional trades) and decent jobs. It captures the cooperation of a leading national non-government training organisation, a government training organisation and a group of committed employers and it lays out, step-by-step, how you can do it.

  2. News@ILO, Special edition - December 2013

    07 January 2014

    This special edition of the newsletter of the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific, covering ILO's recovery efforts in the Philippines including the Emergency Employment Programme after Typhoon Haiyan hit the country in November 2013.

  3. Decent work for all, January 2014 news update

    01 January 2014

    The January 2014 monthly news update of the ILO Country Office for the Philippines contains a feature on Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) survivors hope in long-term employment, latest news on private sector such as Consuelo Foundation and SM Cares reaching out to protect typhoon-affected workers, must reads including forthcoming events and meetings.

December 2013

  1. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: December 2013

    31 December 2013

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

  2. ILO Colombo E-Newsletter - 4th issue

    31 December 2013

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

  3. Understanding the Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989 (No.169): handbook for ILO Tripartite Constituents

    23 December 2013

    The handbook draws on the wealth of comments and analysis of the Convention and aims to provide the ILO constituents with a practical tool to better understand the relevance, scope and implications of the Convention and to foster joint efforts for its implementation.

  4. Can Industry be the Key to Pro-poor Growth? An Exploratory Analysis for India

    19 December 2013

    The results of this study show that in the Indian manufacturing sector, employment has grown relatively slowly in recent years. Wages per worker remained almost stagnant, while the remuneration per person shot up significantly, implying strong growth in the salaries per employee (excluding workers).

  5. At the Threshold of Economic Empowerment:Women, Work and Gender Regimes in Asia

    19 December 2013

    The paper discusses the conceptualization of gender regimes in Asia and women’s economic empowerment, before addressing key gender concerns in planning and policies of economic development, followed by a section on women’s ownership and management of assets.

  6. Inland tourism: highlights of best practices

    18 December 2013

    The brochure introduces the best practices in developing inland tourism in Quang Nam Province. These are the lessons learnt from the ILO project that started in March 2011 and ends in December 2013.

  7. ILO Quang Nam newsletter, December 2013

    18 December 2013

    The ILO project “Strengthening Inland Tourism Project in Quang Nam" has issued its final newsletter. The December 2013 publication reviews its major activities in the last month of the project.

  8. Newsletter- Country Office for Pacific Island Countries - December 2013

    18 December 2013

    This "Newsletter" is for ILO constituents in the Pacific to keep them updated on ILO issues and activities related to Decent Work Country Programmes in their respective countries.

  9. Labour and social trends in Indonesia 2013: Reinforcing the role of decent work in equitable growth

    17 December 2013

    The ILO’s Jakarta Office’s sixth issue of the Labour and Social Trends in Indonesia focuses on reinforcing the role of decent work for equitable growth that may be also useful for supporting medium term planning and other employment promotion strategies.

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    Asia Pacific Labour Market Update - December 2013

    16 December 2013

    Provides a snapshot of recent labour market trends for a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region, based on official data available as of 13 December 2013, with special coverage on the impact of Typhoon Haiyan on livelihoods in the Philippines.

  11. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, December 2013

    13 December 2013

    The sixth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam covers a range of activities, from the new projects with other UN agencies to improve working conditions for sex workers and sustainably develop tourism, to joint activities with the private sector to promote disability inclusion, and prevent and address sexual harassment at the workplace. Chairwoman of the National Assembly Committee for Social Affairs, Truong Thi Mai, also shares her views on Viet Nam’s Employment Law.

  12. E-Newsletter

    13 December 2013

    Quarterly E-Newsletter from the ILO’s Office in India, July - November 2013, Volume 2, Issue 3

  13. Employment Challenges in the Maldives

    09 December 2013

    This study is a component of the ILO's project to provide technical assistance to on-going efforts by the Government of Maldives to formulate an employment policy and strategy.

  14. Freedom of Association: digest of decisions and principles of the Freedom of Association Committee of the Governing Body of the ILO (Nepali edition)

    05 December 2013

    The Committee on Freedom of Association is a tripartite body set up in 1951 by the Governing Body of the ILO. It deals with complaints of infringements of freedom of association submitted by governments or organizations of workers and employers. This Digest summarizes and brings up to date the decisions and principles of the Committee.

  15. News@ILO, December 2013/January 2014

    03 December 2013

    The December 2013/January 2014 edition of the e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific providing the latest developments and activities in the region, a feature on youth employment in the Pacific, upcoming events and recent publications.

  16. Gender equality in the labor market in the Philippines

    02 December 2013

    This report analyzes gender equality in the labor market and related policies and legislation in the Philippines, and concludes with recommendations to promote gender equality.

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