Resources on ILO partnerships in Asia and the Pacific

  1. Uncertain global economic and jobs outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions

    19 October 2019

    Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue and labour standards and institutions, the Director-General, Guy Ryder has told the World Bank

  2. Growing concerns about global employment and economic growth require stronger response

    19 October 2019

    Pro-active, effective measures, with a particular focus on small economic units, are needed to ensure that the response to a slowing global economy can prevent global unemployment rising and growth weakening.

  3. Responsible Business: Key messages from International Instruments

    18 October 2019

    Three instruments have become the key reference points for responsible business: The ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (ILO MNE Declaration), the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD MNE Guidelines) and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UN Guiding Principles). This brochure provides an overview of their respective functions, common elements and describes how they work together to help businesses implement responsible business practices.

  4. Viet Nam is good at seizing new opportunities and using their potential

    17 October 2019

    An interview with Director of ILO Department of Partnerships and Field Support, Rie Vejs-Kjeldgaard.

  5. Guidance on Trade Union engagement in labour dispute settlement and proceedings in the courts

    15 October 2019

    The guidance was developed by ILO-NIRF/Japan project and Viet Nam General Confederation of Labor to provide trade union officials in litigation processes and practical examples for reference in representing and protecting workers' rights.

  6. Development partners witness impact of flexible resources on Viet Nam’s progress

    14 October 2019

    A delegation of development partners tours the country from 1-3 October.

  7. Bolstering the efforts to ensure decent working conditions for women migrants in Thai construction sector

    09 October 2019

    ILO organized a roundtable meeting on ‘Safety, protection and rights of women construction workers in Thailand” to identify possible intervention to ensure equal and fair pay, better living conditions, safety and protection of women migrant construction workers.

  8. What Asian countries should not miss while preparing the future of work

    03 October 2019

    OpEd by ILO economists Sara Elder, Christian Viegelahn and Tejeshwi Nath Bhattarai, authors of 'Preparing for the future of work: National policy responses in ASEAN +6', a study of how ASEAN+6 countries are preparing their labour markets for technological, climate and demographic changes.

  9. Benefits of new Qatar Visa Center discussed at roundtable

    02 October 2019

    A dialogue on the new Qatar Visa Center happened in the Philippines to ensure that it will benefit jobseekers and promote fair recruitment through transparent procedures and digitally signed contracts.

  10. ILO global business forum highlights the importance of a sustainability vision for Bangladesh’s RMG sector

    02 October 2019

    Future of $34 billion industry heavily linked to improved labour market governance, effective social dialogue and responsible sourcing practices.