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. Better Work Programme in Indonesia - stage III

    1 January 2016 - 30 June 2022

    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Thailand

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  6. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Myanmar

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  7. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Lao People’s Democratic Republic

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  8. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Malaysia

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  9. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Cambodia

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  10. TRIANGLE in ASEAN – Viet Nam

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  11. TRIANGLE in ASEAN

    1 November 2015 - 30 November 2027

    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.

  12. Promoting Social Dialogue and Harmonious Industrial Relations in Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Industry

    29 October 2015 - 30 June 2021

    The initiative will work to enhance workplace rights and industrial relations in the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector primarily through improved dialogue between employers and workers, particularly at workplace level.

  13. Developing a National Employment Injury Insurance (EII) Scheme for the Bangladesh Ready-Made Garment Sector

    5 October 2015 - 31 December 2020

    This initiative supports the political willingness of the Bangladesh government and social partners to adopt a national employment injury insurance scheme and to set up the public institution required for its implementation.

  14. Sustaining GSP-Plus Status by Strengthened National Capacities to Improve ILS Compliance and Reporting - Mongolia (GSP+ Reporting)

    1 October 2015 - 31 March 2018

    The project is part of a four-country project funded by the European Commission to strengthen respect for fundamental principles and rights at work and other international human rights instruments.

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

    30 September 2015 - 2 September 2020

    The project aims to strengthen the capacity of the relevant Ministries and stakeholders, to develop, implement and monitor policies and national action plans on forced labour, provide capacity building to improve law enforcement, and support for public awareness campaigns to address all forms of forced labour.

  16. Improving economic opportunities, decent work and self-resilience among young Cambodian women through skills acquired in Community-Based Enterprise Development (C-BED)

    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2016

    This project set out to improve the ability of tripartite partners and social safety net providers in Cambodia to provide low cost, sustainable programs for business skills development, secure-finance, and rights protection.

  17. From Protocol to Practice: A Bridge to Global Action on Forced Labour (Bridge Project)

    1 September 2015 - 2 September 2020

    This project aims to support global and national efforts to combat forced labour under the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labour.

  18. Project on Promotion of Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work in Sri Lanka -Phase III

    1 September 2015 - 30 September 2016

    The Project will contribute to improving labour-relations in Sri Lanka.

  19. Country level engagement and assistance to reduce child labour (CLEAR)

    1 September 2015 - 31 December 2018

    The project will focus on improved national legislation on the worst forms of child labour to bring them into compliance with international standards.

  20. Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Legislation in Papua New Guinea

    1 September 2015 - 31 August 2016

    This project specifically focuses on further building the national capacities to implement OSH legislation. This work is a continuation of the ILO’s commitment to providing technical support for labour law reform and its implementation in PNG.