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Latest news from the ILO in Asia and the Pacific

Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery, Key points from Asia-Pacific Climate Week & the High Level Political Forum 2021, ILO estimates reveal heavy job losses in the first half of 2021 in Myanmar and much more

Latest news from the ILO in Asia and the PacificLatest news from the ILO in Asia and the PacificSustainable cotton farming brings better lives for farmers and their families

ILO is working with global fashion giant Inditex to reduce the vulnerability of cotton-farming families in India so that children can experience their childhood without work and the families are able to support themselves

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Global agreement reached on action for COVID-19 pandemic recovery

The International Labour Conference has adopted a Global Call to Action outlining measures to create a human-centred recovery from the pandemic and avoid the long-term scarring of economies and societies.

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ILO statement on factory fire in Bangladesh

The ILO has extended its condolences and solidarity with the families of the victims and those injured by the fire at the Hashem Food and Beverage factory in Bangladesh.

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LO estimates reveal heavy job losses in the first half of 2021 in Myanmar

With an economy already weakened by the COVID-19 pandemic, a rapid assessment by the ILO reveals a deep employment crisis following the military takeover in Myanmar.

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10 years on from the ILO Domestic Workers Convention: What has changed?

Over half of the world’s domestic workers are in Asia and the Pacific. Anna Olsen, from ILO’s TRIANGLE in ASEAN programme, discusses progress made and ongoing challenges for ensuring decent work for domestic workers in the region.

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Depressed global consumer demand continues to hit jobs in Asia and the Pacific

An ILO brief highlights the adverse impacts of consumption trends on peoples’ jobs and livelihoods, given the slow progress on vaccination within parts of the region.

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"Just Transition Toolkit" for the textile and garment supply chain in Asia

A newly released "Just Transition Toolkit" provides advice and resources on how to green Asia's textile and garment supply chain.

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Further policy strengthening required for green jobs to meet full ASEAN potential

A first of its kind regional study highlights the policy readiness of Association of Southeast Asian Nations to green their economies.

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Informal sector workers in Vanuatu to have a voice

An initiative led by workers organisations in Vanuatu aims to formalise existing informal sector associations, particularly those in the creative and agriculture sectors.

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Sea cucumbers for success

Sea cucumbers may look odd - they are echinoderms like starfish and sea urchins - but they are also highly prized in Asian cuisine and medicine. See how ILO is promoting livelihoods through sustainable sea cucumber farming among coastal communities in Sri Lanka.

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