Programmes and projects

The ILO operates a wide range of programmes and projects in Asia Pacific focusing on relief and development challenges. The overall purpose of this technical cooperation is to support implementation of the Decent Work agenda in each country.

  1. EU-India Cooperation and Dialogue on Migration and Mobility - Phase II

    1 October 2023 - 31 October 2025

    The objective of the project is to support cooperation on migration and mobility and address challenges related to irregular migration within the EU-India migration corridor.

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    Migrant Advocacy for Rights

    26 September 2023 - 29 September 2026

    The project aims to improve the rights realization of migrant workers in informal agriculture and manufacturing in, and beyond, special economic zones in Thailand.

  3. Agroforestry Skills for Employment and Resilience in Timor-Leste

    1 September 2023 - 31 August 2027

    The European Union (EU) “Agroforestry-Skills” programme seeks to promote green and sustainable economic diversification and resilience in Timor-Leste through private sector development, technical and vocational education training (TVET) for youth integration in the labour market.

  4. Accelerating Universal Social Protection for Achieving the SDGs and Ending Poverty

    1 June 2023 - 31 May 2025

    The project aims to accelerate progress towards universal social protection through strengthening of policy design, administrative and financial governance, and digital transformation of social protection systems as well as to encourage learning between countries in the Global South.

  5. Empowerment of rural informal workers through advocacy, skills development and outreach

    31 May 2023 - 30 May 2024

    This project is funded by the ILO-Japan Social Safety Net (SSN) fund and managed by the ILO’s Bureau of Workers Activities (ACTRAV) and delivered through CO-Suva in collaboration with the Fiji Trades Union Congress (FTUC) and Papua New Guinea Trades Union Congress (PNGTUC).

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    From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (The Bridge Project II)

    1 May 2023 - 31 December 2024

    The Bridge Project funded by United States Department of Labour (USDOL) aims to combat forced labour globally. It seeks to raise awareness and ratifications of the ILO Protocol 29, improve national policies, conduct research, strengthen worker and employers' organizations, and provide support to victims of forced labour.

  7. Skills Development and Responsible Business Conduct

    3 April 2023 - 31 May 2025

    Funded by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the project aims at supporting a human-centred recovery from recent disruptions in the global supply chains.

  8. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labor - Phase II (The Bridge Project II) Nepal

    1 April 2023 - 31 January 2025

    The Project aims to improve the global, regional, and country-level capacity to eliminate forced labour through the framework, principles, and guidance of the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labour.

  9. Skills Development and Responsible Business Conduct for Transition

    1 April 2023 - 31 March 2025

    The project aims at putting in place supportive measures to accompany all enterprises efforts to promote responsible business conduct in line with international labour standards and in harmony with the country’s development priorities.

  10. Fostering the Transition to Formality of Informal Workers and Economic Units in Mongolia

    1 April 2023 - 31 March 2025

    The project is to provide technical support to tripartite constituents to foster the transition to formality of informal workers and economic units in Mongolia through the implementation of an integrated approach to promote policy coherence, utilisation of technologies to access information & ease registration, and the provision of business development services to enhance businesses formalisation.

  11. Supply Chains for a Sustainable Future of Work

    1 April 2023 - 31 March 2024

    The project supports an inclusive and sustainable future of work in three supply chains of importance to the European Union to achieve full and productive employment and decent work.

  12. Enabling Sectoral Pathways towards Formality for Vulnerable Workers, and Enterprises in Nepal’s Informal Economy

    1 March 2023 - 28 February 2025

    This intervention aims to strengthen the technical and institutional capacities of tripartite constituents in Nepal to address vulnerabilities of workers and economic units in the informal economy in the agriculture, transport, and construction sectors and ultimately facilitate their transition to formality.

  13. Quality Apprenticeship and Lifelong Learning in China – Phase 2

    1 February 2023 - 31 December 2025

    The project provides capacity building on quality apprenticeship, skill anticipation and matching, and core skill development with focuses on social inclusion and the green transition. The project aims to promote workers’ employability, reduce job-skill mismatch in the labour market in China, and enhance international exchanges on apprenticeships and lifelong learning.

  14. Promoting the transition to formalization through integrated approaches in Cambodia

    1 February 2023 - 28 February 2025

    This project aims to support the formalization of jobs and enterprises in Cambodia. The intervention targets workers and enterprises in the informal economy, particularly female workers, and micro and small enterprises in some selected sectors.

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    Improving China’s Institutional Capacity towards Universal Social Protection (Phase 2)

    1 February 2023 - 31 January 2026

    The Project is financed by the European Union under the “Neighborhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI).”

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    Empowered Women Prosperous Nepal (UNJP)

    1 January 2023 - 31 October 2026

    The Joint EU and UN programme, Empowered Women, Prosperous Nepal will contribute to the full realization of human rights and agency of Nepalese women, girls and people of diverse genders.

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    Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security – Phase II

    1 January 2023 - 31 August 2025

    The Pacific Climate Change Migration and Human Security (PCCMHS) Phase II programme builds upon the outcomes of the Phase I programme, while drawing on its lessons learned and experiences.

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    Promoting the Global Development Initiative with a Focus on South-South Cooperation in Employment in ASEAN

    1 January 2023 - 31 December 2026

    The Project seeks to enhance collaboration between China's Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security (MOHRSS) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to promote South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) among countries in South-East Asia in the areas of employment, public employment services, and entrepreneurship development.

  19. Promotion of a Safe and Healthy Working Environment as Fundamental Principle and Right at Work through Application of Fundamental Conventions in Cambodia and Thailand

    1 January - 31 December 2023

    The project builds on the achievements made by “the ILO/Japan project on Enhancing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Construction Sector in Cambodia”. The project aims to improve safety and health of workers in Cambodia and Thailand.

  20. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour - Phase II (The Bridge Project II)

    15 December 2022 - 30 June 2025

    The USDOL-funded Bridge II Project aims to support national efforts to combat forced labour under the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labour in Mongolia.