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  1. Issues: August 2008

    01 August 2008

    The edition features an initiative to promote green jobs, a project to help alleviate poverty in Pakistan and the Philippines, and Indonesia's labour migration reform.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Breaking the bondage of illiteracy

    01 August 2008

    In celebration of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, this issue features projects and stories about work with indigenous peoples in the Philippines.

  3. SKILLS-AP Newsletter Issue 2, July 2008

    01 July 2008

    This edition highlights the new commitment on green skills and reports the update news on skills in the region, including the introduction of disability approach in SKILLS-AP.

  4. Decent work for all newsletter: Amending the Philippine Labor Code

    01 June 2008

    This issue includes messages and stories on eliminating child labour, challenges in ratifying ILO Convention 187 on occupational safety and health and the 2008 National Conference of Employers.

  5. Issues: April 2008

    01 April 2008

    This includes articles on trends in labour migration in ASEAN, the ILO’s efforts to share expertise on decent work, and a talent contest in Cambodia’s garment industry.

  6. Decent work for all newsletter: Getting out of the mud, helping typhoon survivors

    01 March 2008

    As 2008 got underway, the ILO implemented activities within the framework of the decent work agenda to promote employment, uphold rights, protect workers and practice social dialogue.

  7. SKILLS-AP Newsletter Issue 1, March 2008

    01 March 2008

    This edition gives the background of the Regional Skills and Employability Programme for Asia and the Pacific (SKILLS-AP), and summarizes the activities and the projects that SKILLS-AP been involved with.


  1. Issues: December 2007

    01 December 2007

    The newsletter covers strategies to tackle HIV/AIDS in low-risk Asian countries, voices from young people on human trafficking prevention, and the UN International Day of Disabled Persons.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Measuring progress towards better and decent jobs in the Philippines

    01 October 2007

    Governments, workers and employers in the Asia Pacific region committed to intensify efforts up to 2015 to attain decent work for all in the region. This issue introduces the Philippine Labor Index (PLI), designed to gauge progress and gaps in achieving decent work.

  3. Issues: August 2007

    01 August 2007

    The edition highlights the challenges facing youth employment in the Pacific, programmes to create jobs and boost incomes in East Timor, and the long work hours found in Asia’s labour market.

  4. Decent work for all newsletter: Families, former combatants become peace builders and bread winners in Mindanao

    01 July 2007

    This issue features stories from the Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) project in Mindanao which contributed to the peace process where building trust and confidence among former combatants was the aim. It includes updates on workers and employers, child labour, social security, human trafficking, livelihood recovery, youth employment and informal economy workers.

  5. Issues: April 2007

    01 April 2007

    The edition highlights the decent work priorities in Asia, the role of microfinance in combatting child labour and a preview of a Chinese TV soap opera aimed at migrant workers.

  6. Decent work for all newsletter: Microfinance improves livelihood of parents; school-based programme prevents child labour

    01 April 2007

    In the Philippines, creating decent jobs, safe jobs that provide adequate income, as a strategy for men and women to work out of poverty with dignity and empowerment is at the heart of the common agenda.


  1. Issues December 2006, Vol. 5, No. 3

    01 December 2006

    The newsletter looks at lessons learned from South Korea’s labour and economic policies, child labour in Thailand, and how Viet Nam’s trade unions use social dialogue to influence policy-making.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Job prospects for youth

    01 December 2006

    Through training programmes and study tours, Philippine ILO constituents-government, employers’ and workers’ organizations - continued to share their expertise on labour, employment and enterprise issues with others in the region.

  3. Issues: August 2006, Vol. 5, No. 2

    01 August 2006

    Among articles are reports on the 14th Asian Regional Meeting and the declaration of the Asian Decent Work Decade, rebuilding livelihoods after an earthquate in Pakistan, and raising safety standards for Mongolia's child jockeys.

  4. Issues: April 2006, Vol. 5, No. 1

    01 April 2006

    The edition looks at the importance of occupational safety and health, the employment rights of individuals with disabilities, and whether there is a jobs crisis in Asia.


  1. ISSUES, Vol. 4, No. 1, April 2005

    01 April 2005

    The ISSUES is published three times a year by the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific covering the work of the ILO in Asia-Pacific region. For this issue, it focuses on tsunami reconstruction in Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India.

  2. Decent work for all newsletter: Social dialogue - finding a common voice

    01 March 2005

    This issue focuses on social dialogue. It includes articles on response to the tsunami, Indonesian summit, a subregional tripartite forum, gender equality, child labour, agriculture, youth employment, micro insurance for health protection, ILO conventions and collective bargaining.


  1. ASIST Bulletin No. 16

    01 September 2003

    Bi-annual newsletter containing articles and news on labour-based activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Theme of this issue is "Impact and sustainability"