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. MNG 102: Quality Employment Promotion Is Mainstreamed in National Policies and Programmes – Mongolia

    1 July 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The project aims to improve national statistical and analytical capacities in decent work including SDG’s decent work indicators, and participation of workers’ and employers’ organizations in national policy debates and discussions on decent work.

  2. Promoting Decent Work in Plantation Sector in Sri Lanka

    1 July 2016 - 30 June 2018

    Promoting Decent Work in Tea Plantation Sector in Sri Lank is a two year project funded by the International Labour Organisation. Overall objective of the project is to “promote decent work opportunities and inclusive economic growth in the tea plantation sector in Sri Lanka”.

  3. Improving Labour Relations for Decent Work and Sustainable Development in the Myanmar Garment Industry (ILO – GIP)

    1 June 2016 - 30 September 2019

    The ILO-GIP project aims to reduce poverty and contribute to the empowerment of Myanmar women working in the garment industry by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality.

  4. Pilot Application of Policy Guidelines on Just Transition towards Environmentally Sustainable Economies and Societies for All in the Philippines (Just Transition)

    1 June 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The pilot application of the Just Transition guidelines aims to enable the Philippine constituents - Government, workers and employers’ organizations – in leveraging the process of structural change towards a sustainable, low carbon, climate-resilient economy to create decent jobs on a significant scale and in a sustained and inclusive manner.

  5. Vision Zero Fund

    1 June 2016 - 1 June 2020

    The G7-initiated Vision Zero Fund initiative (VZF) aims to prevent work-related deaths, injuries and diseases in global supply chains.

  6. Tropical Cyclone Winston - ILO programmes and activities in Fiji

    4 March - 31 December 2016

    Highlighting ILO's working in Disaster preparedness and response in Fiji

  7. Promoting and building social protection in Asia (3rd phase): Extending social security coverage in ASEAN

    1 March 2016 - 31 March 2019

    Building on the achievements of the past two phases of the ILO/Japan Project on Promoting and Building Social Protection in Asia (2011-2013 and 2014-2016), and the solid partnership with ASEAN Member States, a third phase of the Project is here proposed, as a component too of the ILO’s Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for all.

  8. Promoting Rights of People with Disabilities in Indonesia (UN Partnership to Promote the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - UNPRPD) - Phase II

    1 March 2016 - 31 August 2017

    The Project aims to have advanced policies adopted on rights of people with disabilities promoted through stronger disability institutions and improved disability data collection.

  9. Developing International and Internal Labour migration Governance in Myanmar

    1 February 2016 - 30 June 2020

    The people of Myanmar have long used migration as a survival strategy; for safe refuge and for livelihood. Those who have migrated not only support themselves but also try to remit enough money to allow their families and communities to manage.

  10. Ship to Shore Rights

    1 February 2016 - 31 July 2019

  11. Strengthening the Impact of Trade on Employment in the Philippines (STRENGTHEN)

    1 February 2016 - 1 October 2019

    The project aims to strengthen the employment dimension in policies and programmes related to international trade with better analysis, more coherent policy-making, and enhanced programmes that are designed to encourage employment creation and upgrading. This project will support the Philippines in harnessing international trade, providing more opportunities for decent work within the country and raising the number of workers who are productively employed.

  12. Combatting Unacceptable Forms of Work in the Thai Fishing and Seafood Industry

    1 February 2016 - 31 July 2019

    The project aims to prevent and reduce forced labour, child labour and other unacceptable forms of work, and progressively eliminate the exploitation of workers, particularly migrant workers, in the Thai fishing and seafood processing sectors.

  13. Employment Generation and Livelihoods through Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

    1 January 2016 - 30 September 2018

    The EGLR project through its’ innovative work on creating and fostering partnerships at different levels will play a pioneering role in harnessing a positive impact in terms of economic growth, jobs, incomes and cross-community dialogue.

  14. Promoting rural youth employment in Afghanistan

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2017

    The objective of the project is to strengthen the institutional capacity of ILO constituents and other ILO stakeholders in Afghanistan to tackle the youth employment promotion challenge through the adjustment of existing employment promotion policies and programmes in reflection of global good practice in countries affected by fragility.

  15. Application of Migration Policy for Decent Work for Migrant Workers

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2020

    The project will help the Government of Bangladesh to operationalize policy and legal measures developed by earlier ILO initiatives, including, the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Policy 2016 and the Overseas Employment and Migrants Act 2013.

  16. Better Work Indonesia - Phase III (Transition)

    1 January 2016 - 31 December 2018

    The Project aims to improve working conditions and productivity in targeted employment-intensive sectors by improving compliance with international core labour standards and Indonesian labour law. In tandem, the project will promote productivity and competitiveness of enterprises linked to the Indonesian global supply chain. The first phase of the Project was conducted from July 2010 to June 2012; and the second phase is ongoing from July 2012 to February 2017.

  17. Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting

    31 December 2015 - 31 March 2018

    The Government of Pakistan was granted GSP-Plus status and to sustain it the government is required to comply with and report on twenty-seven international standards including the eight core Labour Standards. The project aims to strengthen the capacities of government of Pakistan to better comply and report on the core labour standards.

  18. Convening Actors to Develop and Implement Strategies to Reduce Child Labour and Improve Working Conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (CARING GOLD MINING PROJECT)

    11 December 2015 - 10 April 2019

    Funded by the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the four-year project will address child labour, decent work deficits and working conditions in Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in the Philippines, specifically in Camarines Norte as pilot province.

  19. Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA project)

    25 November 2015 - 24 February 2019

    Migrant Workers Empowerment and Advocacy (MWEA project) aims to ensure that the rights of migrant workers are protected in Malaysia. The project takes a three-pronged approach, focusing on empowerment of Malaysian civil society to better support migrant workers in realization of their rights; empowering women and men migrant workers to realize their rights; and inspiring Malaysian youth to demonstrate increased support for the rights and welfare of migrant workers.

  20. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Thailand

    1 November 2015 - 31 October 2025

    The ILO TRIANGLE in ASEAN is a partnership between the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Global Affairs Canada (GAC), and the International Labour Organization (ILO). TRIANGLE in ASEAN delivers technical assistance and support with the overall goal of maximizing the contribution of labour migration to equitable, inclusive and stable growth in ASEAN.