ILO in Asia and the Pacific
The Rana Plaza disaster ten years on
After Rana Plaza, I help prevent other tragedies from happening
April 24, 2013. It started as a normal day at the Bangladesh Fire Service, where I worked as a firefighter. When the siren sounded at 10.00 a.m., none of us had any clue how catastrophic the day would turn out to be. The Rana Plaza building had collapsed. When we arrived at the site, there were victims everywhere.
Women bear brunt of Afghanistan job losses
Female employment levels in Afghanistan have fallen steeply since the Taliban administration took over in 2021, according to new figures released by the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Overcoming adversity, embracing innovation: Filipino entrepreneur “flips” her businesses
ILO’s Flip Your Biz programme taught Cathy Turvill to look beyond her passion and evaluate the financial viability of her business, which she nearly lost during the pandemic.
Social protection systems made stronger through improved public finance management
06 June 2023
Revision of key health and social protection laws in Lao People’s Democratic Republic progresses
31 May 2023
Asia-Pacific governments look to technology for employment services to support youth
30 May 2023
A labour roadmap for Asia-Pacific
The Singapore Statement
Conclusions of the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting, 2022.
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Labour standards and legislations in Asia and the Pacific
See which countries in Asia and the Pacific have ratified ILO Conventions
From NORMLEX Database
Browse national labour, social security and related human rights legislations
Search occupational safety and health legislations by country