October 2020

  1. Briefing note

    The supply chain ripple effect: How COVID-19 is affecting garment workers and factories in Asia and the Pacific

    21 October 2020

    This research brief assesses the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on workers and factories in garment supply chains in Asia and the Pacific, presenting evidence from the main garment-exporting countries of the region, summarizing policy responses and proposing ways forward.

  2. Press release

    Asia-Pacific garment industry suffers as COVID-19 impacts ripple through supply chain

    21 October 2020

  3. News

    Supporting factories in Bangladesh to manage the impact of COVID-19

    20 October 2020

  4. News

    Bangladesh labour inspectorate launches COVID-19 workplace safety guideline

    19 October 2020

  5. Social Protection

    The Protection We Want: Social Outlook for Asia and the Pacific

    15 October 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for well-functioning social protection systems in the region as never before. A new UN report reveals that despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps.

  6. © ILO 2020

    Press release

    Critical gaps in social protection hampering Asia-Pacific region’s resilience to COVID-19

    15 October 2020

    Despite their rapid socioeconomic ascent, most countries in the Asia-Pacific region have weak social protection systems riddled with gaps, says a new report.

  7. Publication

    Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Guideline on Covid-19

    08 October 2020

  8. Publication

    Webinar report on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for Migrant workers in Asia

    07 October 2020

    In recent years, Bangladesh has made good progress in successfully establishing and implementing a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system. There are 411 RPL centres in the country and these facilities have provided certificates to 41,560 workers, including 15,000 migrant workers. However, only a limited number of migrant workers are certified for their existing or newly acquired skills in Bangladesh or in the Country Of Destination.

  9. Social Protection Spotlight COVID-19

    The role of social dialogue in formulating social protection responses to the COVID-19 crisis

    07 October 2020

    The principles of tripartism and social dialogue are key for social protection development, reforms and governance. Social dialogue and consultations with social partners and other stakeholders are particularly important for devising coordinated policy responses, including to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  10. Publication

    Overview of laws, policies and practices on gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work in Bangladesh

    06 October 2020