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.

April 2015

  1. Report of the 9th Session of the Sub-Regional Advisory Committee (SURAC) Meeting

    29 April 2015

  2. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: April 2015

    27 April 2015

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

  3. Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme for Action in Asia and the Garment Sector (Project fact sheet)

    24 April 2015

    In collaboration with Germany’s GIZ, the ILO will take up challenges to labour standards and working conditions arising from globalized garment production, focusing on Cambodia, Indonesia and Pakistan. The ILO’s Pakistan Office will work with its tripartite social partners, the Government, Pakistan Workers’ Federation and Employers’ Federation of Pakistan to improve labour market governance and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain.

  4. Philippine Employment Trends 2015: Decent jobs crucial for inclusive growth

    22 April 2015

    The new ILO report looks at current labour market challenges and developments as well as other socio-economic and poverty indicators in the Philippines.

  5. Country level engagement and advocacy to reduce child labour (CLEAR) project

    21 April 2015

    The Project aims to enhance the capacity of the Philippines to reduce child labour by supporting its actions addressing the recommendations contained in the USDOL’s Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labour Report.

  6. The ILO in Bangladesh

    17 April 2015

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) promotes social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights. Its overarching goal is to achieve decent work for all so everyone can work in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity.

  7. TACKLE UPDATE - Newsletter

    14 April 2015

    Tackling Child Labour through Education quarterly newsletter | February 2015

  8. National Action Plan to eliminate Child Labour in Papua New Guinea

    14 April 2015

    The PNG NAP provides a comprehensive framework from which policies and actions can be further discussed and developed to ensure that children are not trapped in child labour, especially its worstforms, and benefit from access to quality education and skills training.

  9. Breaking the mould - Occupational safety hazards faced by children working in brick kilns in Afghanistan

    13 April 2015

    This report seeks to provide useful information to assist the development of policy and of practical interventions to protect the safety, health and well-being of children above the minimum working age (14 in Afghanistan) in the brick kilns; to facilitate the removal from child labour of children below that age and access to free basic education for all children under the minimum age and for all children removed from worst forms of child labour. The study also assesses the financial impact of health problems on families, studying the amount of debt owed by families to medical service providers and the types of illness which cause such debt.

  10. Embrace

    11 April 2015

    A picture book on combating the worst forms of child labour in shrimp and seafood processing industry in Thailand. It records some lively and notable moments of NGO partners and beneficiaries in action during the period of project implementation.

  11. Know About Business (KAB) Training Workshop Report 19th – 27th November, 2014

    09 April 2015

    The development of the SYOB and KAB Courses was supported by the Tackling Child Labour through Education (TACKLE) programme, funded by the European Union and coordinated by the International Labour Organization (ILO). It is currently supported by the ILO Sub Regional Child Labour and Trafficking Programme.

  12. An Employers Guide for Eliminating Child Labour - Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation

    09 April 2015

    Employers and employers’ organizations can play a role in the global fight against child labour. Employers can take responsible action to remove child labour from their workplaces, by reducing the risk from hazards for adolescent workers and refuse to hire children that fall below statutory age requirements..

  13. The Skills Gap in Four Industrial Sectors in Sri Lanka

    07 April 2015

    In response to a request from the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Skills Development to carry out an assessment of the skills gap in four initial priority sectors identified by the Government of Sri Lanka, the ILO commissioned this study to identify the critical issues that need to be addressed in order to bridge the gap generated by the skills mismatch in the four sectors. As such, this report serves as an overview of the skills gap in the information communication and technology industry, tourism and hospitality industry, construction industry, and light engineering industry.

  14. Institutional mapping study of social protection schemes in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 2013

    07 April 2015

    This mapping study presents the findings from an extensive review of the literature on social protection literature produced during the last seven years. It is also informed by a survey conducted in all the districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa between April and to June 2013. The study was commissioned by the ILO Pakistan.

  15. Formalizing enterprises in Mongolia: Challenges and policy directions

    03 April 2015

    This report “Formalizing enterprises in Mongolia: Challenges and policy directions “ was developed with a view to making a contribution to the current policy discourse, specifically in terms of providing concrete recommendations to help create the environment conducive to formalization. The report is predicated on a range of perception based surveys and qualitative interviews. Analytical work was carried out subsequently.

  16. Design of an employment insurance system for Malaysia

    01 April 2015

    This publication is the report "Supporting and Facilitating the Design of an Unemployment Insurance System in Malaysia" under technical cooperation between the Government of Malaysia and ILO during 2012-14. The report describes three feasibility studies that were conducted: on legal; institutional; and actuarial aspects of the proposed employment insurance system. Unemployment insurance benefits linked with active labour market policies form the core of the employment insurance system.

  17. News@ILO, April 2015

    01 April 2015

    The e-newsletter from the ILO Regional Office in Asia and the Pacific providing the latest developments and activities in the region, upcoming events and recent publications.

  18. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter

    01 April 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.

March 2015

  1. Integrated livelihood recovery for Typhoon Haiyan affected communities

    31 March 2015

    Through the contribution of the Government of Japan, the ILO immediately worked with the Philippine government and humanitarian partners in providing emergency employment in typhoon affected workers.

  2. GE4DE News, Volume 6

    31 March 2015

    Sustainability, efficiency and effectiveness is what ILO’s project on “Promoting Gender Equality and Decent Employment” in Pakistan is focusing in the last year of its project life cycle. The latest newsletter highlights results within the sectors of media, textiles, trade unions and legislation among others. Read more to get an insight on the effective changes aimed at facilitating gender equality in the world of work in Pakistan.

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