ILO in Asia and the Pacific

  • COVID-19 and the world of work

    The world of work is being profoundly affected by the global virus pandemic. The ILO and its constituents – Governments, workers and employers – will play a crucial role in combating the outbreak, ensuring the safety of individuals and the sustainability of businesses and jobs.

ILO's research and publications

  1. ILO Monitor

    COVID-19 and the world of work

    6th edition - 23 September 2020

    The 6th ILO monitor looks at labour income losses and fiscal stimulus packages introduced to lessen the impact of the pandemic on labour markets. It also includes revised estimates on the extent of disruption to labour markets in 2020, and the implications for policies in the remainder of the year.

  1. ILO Brief

    COVID-19 and employment in the tourism sector: Impact and response in Asia and the Pacific

    This note offers the ILO’s preliminary assessment concerning the possible impacts of COVID-19 on employment in the tourism sector of the Asia-Pacific region and proposes a range of policy options to mitigate these impacts and facilitate strong and fast recovery.

  2. ILO Brief

    COVID-19 and the world of work: Social protection responses in Asia-Pacific

    Implications of the Covid-19 crisis for national social protection systems and specific social protection responses taken in countries in the Asia and Pacific region.

  3. Global Commission on the Future of Work

    Work for a brighter future

    This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission on the Future of Work examines how to achieve a better future of work for all at a time of unprecedented change and exceptional challenges in the world of work.