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2013

  1. The health of workers in selected sectors of the urban economy: Challenges and perspectives

    01 January 2013

    This paper aimed at analysing and systematizing the health challenges faced by the poorest strata of urban workers and to discuss solutions.

2012

  1. Employment implications of the "Five - Hubs Strategy" of Sri Lanka

    19 November 2012

    Employment Working Paper No. 116

  2. Good practices and challenges on the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183) and the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156): A comparative study

    05 November 2012

    The working paper presents ten national case studies on Conventions No. 183 and 156. It identifies opportunities for stepping up ratification and implementation of these Conventions, as requested in the 2009 International Labour Conference Resolution concerning gender equality at the heart of decent work. An annex contains an annotated bibliography of 150 relevant publications, making this a complete reference tool for policy-makers and practitioners.

  3. Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia

    01 November 2012

    In this paper on *Decent work, youth employment and migration in Asia*, Dr. Piyasiri Wickramasekara (former Senior Migration specialist of the ILO) discusses migration trends and issues concerning young people in Asia - a region hosting more than 60 per cent of world’s youth population and one third of the global number of young migrants. He first outlines some methodological issues in understanding the nexus between decent work, internal and international migration, and causes of youth migration pressures. Drawing on a variety of data sources, he highlights the profile of young Asian migrant workers, their working conditions and protection issues in major destination countries. The study finds that both adult and young female and male migrant workers face exploitation and poor working conditions in destination countries. The paper points out that there are few programmes or policies in origin or destination countries that directly address the specific issues faced by youth migrants. It provides some suggestions on designing or improving effective policies and strategies to meet the youth employment and migration challenges and serve to promote decent work for migrant youth and their families.in the Asia-Pacific region.

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