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.

December 2015

  1. Employable Skills for Improved Livelihoods of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from North Waziristan Agency (Project fact sheet)

    02 December 2015

    In response to the request of the Government of Pakistan for support on humanitarian grounds, the UN system in Pakistan initiated a relief and rehabilitation operation for the Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) from NWA.

  2. Indigenous Peoples in the World of Work in Asia and the Pacific: A Status Report

    01 December 2015

    Concerns for indigenous peoples’ rights and well-being are an integral part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which seeks to tackle poverty and inequality by empowering groups experiencing socioeconomic vulnerability. This report compiles, systematizes and analyses infor¬mation available from a range of sources on indigenous peoples in the world of work in 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific. It is intended as a tool for ILO constituents and development practitioners seeking initial information on these issues.

  3. ILO Bangladesh Newsletter December 2015

    01 December 2015

  4. Analytical report on the international labour migration statistics database in ASEAN: Improving data collection for evidence-based policy-making

    01 December 2015

    The report provides a broad-based quantitative analysis of the current and emerging trends in international labour migration into, from, and among the ten Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The report analyses some of the most common drivers underpinning these trends and argues that labour migration is likely to increase within the region over the short and medium term. The report’s key findings are drawn from the national level data collected through the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) International Labour Migration Statistics (ILMS) Database in ASEAN. Its recommendations draw upon these findings as well as the available meta-data, to identify solutions and key directions for building a stronger evidence base to help improve policies on international labour migration in ASEAN.

  5. News@ILO, December 2015/January 2016

    01 December 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.

  6. Rural Roads Maintenance Training Modules for Engineers & Contractors

    01 December 2015

    Provides an overview of training modules on Rural Roads Maintenance

November 2015

  1. The ILO in the Philippines

    30 November 2015

    This Country Leaflet gives an overview of ILO activities in the Philippines. It summarizes the ILO’s history in the country, and outlines the work undertaken in cooperation with the government, employers and workers organizations, and development partners on a wide range of work and work-place issues.

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

    30 November 2015

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

  3. Media Training is Making a Difference

    27 November 2015

    PROPEL works to build capacity of the media to effectively report on disability. Informed media coverage helps disability advocates reach policymakers, businesses, workers, and others with key messages about the rights of disabled persons, and the positive contributions they can make to the workplace and communities.

  4. The state of social protection in ASEAN at the dawn of integration

    25 November 2015

    The ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection channels a growing consensus in the region that the establishment of Social Protection Floors is fundamental for reducing poverty and inequality and promoting inclusive and sustainable growth.

  5. Working towards stronger labour rights in Bangladesh

    25 November 2015

    This leaflet gives an overview of ILO’s work in Bangladesh to support compliance with international labour standards especially those relating to freedom of association and collective bargaining

  6. My Guide to Overseas Employment: For i-Kiribati Graduates

    25 November 2015

    The Guide to Overseas Employment is a companion guide to the My Guide to Employment for Young People in the Pacific, which was produced by the ILO in 2013.

  7. Kiribati National Labour Migration Policy

    25 November 2015

    The Kiribati National Labour Migration Policy and Action Plan was approved by Cabinet in Kiribati in October 2015, following detailed tripartite consultation. The new NLMP promotes continued bilateral and regional dialogue and cooperation on labour migration, with the aim of strengthening Kiribati's existing labour migration arrangements and developing new opportunities. It ensures that the Government has a cohesive policy framework in which supply-side factors, such as the employability of labour market entrants and their access to skills training, are linked with demand-side factors in both the domestic and foreign labour markets.

  8. Situational Analysis of Employment in Nauru

    24 November 2015

    The Situational Analysis of Employment reviews the principal economic and labour market challenges facing Nauru.

  9. Tuvalu National Labour Migration Policy

    24 November 2015

    The Tuvalu National Labour Migration Policy and Action Plan was approved by Cabinet in Tuvalu in August 2015, following detailed tripartite consultation. The new NLMP promotes continued bilateral and regional dialogue and cooperation on labour migration, with the aim of strengthening Tuvalu’s existing labour migration arrangements and developing new opportunities. It ensures that the Government has a cohesive policy framework in which supply-side factors, such as the employability of labour market entrants and their access to skills training, are linked with demand-side factors in both the domestic and foreign labour markets.

  10. The Elimination of Child Labour and Promotion of Decent Work in the Stora Enso Value Chain, with a Focus on Pakistan (Project fact sheet)

    19 November 2015

    In order to strengthen its global policy and efforts to promote decent work and progressively eliminate child labour in its value chain in Pakistan, Stora Enso (SE) entered a public-private partnership agreement with the ILO.

  11. Employment, wages and working conditions in Asia's garment sector: Finding new drivers of competitiveness

    18 November 2015

    This paper presents regional trends and national estimates of exports, employment, wages, productivity and working time in the garment, textile and footwear industries in developing Asia and the Pacific.

  12. Microfinance and Formalisation of Enterprises in the Informal Sector

    17 November 2015

    Microfinance and Formalization of Enterprises in the Informal Economy: Awareness raising campaign and BDS for the formalization and strengthening of growth-oriented enterprises ESAF A Qualitative Follow-up Study

  13. Employment dimension of infrastructure investment: State level input–output analysis

    17 November 2015

    Employment Working Paper No. 168

  14. Capacity building component of the Project “Promoting Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines”: Completion report

    16 November 2015

    The capacity building component of the project “Promoting Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the Philippines” consists of two main outputs. Output 1 is the design, development and pilot testing of two Philippine-specific training modules on collective bargaining, social dialogue and tripartism. Output 2 is the finalization of the modules.

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