Eliminating forced labour, human trafficking and child labour

Much progress has been made towards the ratification of international labour standards across the region. China has established a committee at Cabinet level to fast track the ratification of fundamental ILO Conventions.

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Improving labour information for better labour market governance

With ILO support, Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Samoa produced their first labour force survey reports, including sections on youth, informal employment and migration.

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Promoting more and better jobs for inclusive and sustainable growth

Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines and Sri Lanka have incorporated into national and sectoral strategies and local initiatives measures to promote employment and enterprise practices in specific sectors such as tourism, renewable energy, housing construction, municipal waste management and green jobs.

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Extending social protection to millions

The ILO, in collaboration with governments and several other UN agencies, conducted several Social Protection Floor assessment-based national dialogue (ABND) exercises in South East Asia– Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand and Viet Nam.

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Using traditional knowledge to ensure decent work for indigenous and tribal peoples

A large majority of the world’s estimated 370 million indigenous and tribal peoples, of whom more than one-third live in Asia, continue to depend on their traditional occupations and economies for income, livelihoods and employment opportunities.

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Protecting migrant workers

The capacity of governments and social partners to promote the rights of migrant workers increased significantly with the adoption of national laws, rules and regulations and the establishment and strengthening of governance structures in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the greater Mekong subregion, the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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Responding to disaster

The Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan:
Emergency employment-intensive programme that helps rebuild livelihoods

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