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.
Support GSP+ Beneficiary Countries to Effectively Implement ILS and Comply with Reporting Obligations – Mongolia
1 August 2016 - 31 January 2019
The project addresses informality especially through the strengthened capacity of workers’ and employers’ organizations to represent their constituencies in the informal economy.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
4 March - 31 December 2016
Highlighting ILO's working in Disaster preparedness and response in Fiji
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.
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.
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.
1 February 2016 - 31 July 2019
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting
31 December 2015 - 31 March 2018
Pakistan is a GSP+ beneficiary country since January, 2014. Continuity and sustenance of this trade for development facility is conditioned to better compliance and reporting of twenty-seven international standards including the eight Fundamental Labour Standards. This project funded by the European Union, aims to strengthen the capacities of Federal and Provincial Governments in better compliance and reporting of the Fundamental Labour Standards
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 - 31 October 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.
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.