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.

September 2014

  1. ILO Viet Nam newsletter, September 2014

    05 September 2014

    The ninth quarterly newsletter of the ILO Country Office for Viet Nam focuses on skills and productivity issues - the main theme of the 6th APEC Human Resources Development Ministerial Meeting in Hanoi.

  2. News@ILO, September 2014

    01 September 2014

    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.

  3. Pre-departure training curriculum: Viet Nam to Malaysia: Participant's manual

    01 September 2014

    This manual is to be used to deliver the pre-departure orientation training for Vietnamese migrant workers travelling to Malaysia.

  4. Pre-departure training curriculum: Viet Nam to Malaysia: Facilitator's manual

    01 September 2014

    This manual is to be used to deliver the pre-departure training for Vietnamese migrant workers travelling to Malaysia.

  5. Child labour “in a nutshell” A Resource for Pacific Island Countries

    01 September 2014

    This resource has been produced to enhance the knowledge base on child labour for Pacific Island Countries. "In a nutshell", it clarifies child labour concepts and the ILO child labour Conventions and highlights the links between child labour and youth employment and the steps one can take to better protect young workers.

August 2014

  1. Samoa Labour Market update - August 2014

    29 August 2014

    This update was prepared by Kee Beom Kim of the Decent Work Technical Support Team for East and South-East Asia and the Pacific and Phu Huynh of the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, with contributions from David Lamotte, Satoshi Sasaki, Tomasi Penni and Sophia Kagan. It provides a snapshot of economic and labour market trends in Samoa based on official data available as of 31 July 2014.

  2. Compendium of Legislation and Institutional Arrangements for Labour Migration in Pacific Island Countries

    29 August 2014

    This publication is intended to assist in a mutual understanding of legal and regulatory systems across the region (and particularly between sending and receiving countries) by providing a synthesis of information on key aspects of the legal and administrative frameworks, policies and practices, and migration trends, in eleven Pacific countries.

  3. New arrivals at the ILO Knowledge Centre in Bangkok: August 2014

    29 August 2014

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

  4. Monitoring and evaluation guide for migrant worker resource centres

    27 August 2014

    This guide documents monitoring and evaluation strategies that have proven successful for the migrant worker resource centres operating under the ILO GMS TRIANGLE project.

  5. Monitoring and evaluation guide for migrant worker resource centre

    27 August 2014

    This guide documents monitoring and evaluation strategies that have proven successful for the migrant worker resource centres operating under the ILO GMS TRIANGLE project.

  6. Labour market transitions of young women and men in Asia and the Pacific

    27 August 2014

    This report presents the results of the School-to-work transition surveys (SWTS) implemented in five countries in the Asia-Pacific region – Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal, Samoa and Viet Nam – in 2012 or 2013. The indicators resulting from the surveys and analysed in this report provide a much more detailed picture of the youth in the labour market in a part of the world where labour market information is sparse and sporadic. Results show that unemployment of young people remains a matter of concern, especially among those with higher education, but that issues relating to the quality of work available to young people are of even greater relevance to the design and implementation of policy interventions.

  7. Newsletter- Office for Pacific Island Countries - Special Edition - September 2014

    26 August 2014

    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.

  8. Biennium Report: Asia-Pacific Labour Migration Programme

    25 August 2014

    This report outlines the results and highlights from 2012-2013 of the ILO Asia-Pacific labour migration programme to protect women and men migrant workers and promote effective governance of labour migration.

  9. My Guide to Employment: For young people in the Pacific

    25 August 2014

    This Guide is intended to assist young jobseekers, especially new graduates, schoolleavers, out-of-school and unemployed youth in their job search- whether working in waged employment or creating their own jobs.

  10. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity : Executive summary

    19 August 2014

    The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a single regional common market and production base, will become a reality in 2015 for the 600 million women and men of the 10 ASEAN Member States. This will lead to the freer flow of goods, services, investment and skilled labour in the region. New opportunities for growth and prosperity are likely to emerge, but the challenge is to ensure that growth is inclusive and prosperity is shared. The ILO and the Asian Development Bank, with support from the ASEAN Secretariat, have conducted a study on ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity. The report examines the impact of the AEC on labour markets and offers evidence-based policy recommendations for better jobs and equitable growth, including strengthening regional cooperation, facilitating structural change, improving job quality, enhancing skills, boosting productivity and wages, and managing labour migration.

  11. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

    19 August 2014

    This is the infographic handout of ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

  12. ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity

    19 August 2014

    The joint ILO - Asian Development Bank report examines the impact of the ASEAN Economic Community on labour markets. It offers evidence-based policy recommendations for better jobs and equitable growth, including strengthening regional cooperation, facilitating structural change, improving job quality, enhancing skills, boosting productivity and wages, and managing labour migration.

  13. Good practices on the role of trade unions in protecting and promoting the rights of migrant workers in Asia

    18 August 2014

    This report documents selected good practices of trade union actions taken place in Cambodia, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Republic of Korea, Taiwan, China, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

  14. Labour Law, the Business Environment and Growth of Micro and Small Enterprises - India

    15 August 2014

    India - Country Report

  15. Remittance services in the Republic of Korea

    15 August 2014

    This study focuses on remittance channels and services in the Republic of Korea and their associated cost, accessibility, reliability, speed, and transparency.

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