16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting
ILO’s Asia-Pacific labour conference calls for more efforts to achieve equitable economic growth with decent work
The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded with a call for governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations in the region to do more to promote inclusive growth, social justice and decent work.
ASEAN’s governments, workers and employers recommend strengthening social protection
At the closing ceremony of the APRM, delegates agreed a Bali Declaration which outlines priorities for policies and actions at national level and by the ILO.
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to build better resilience to disasters
Social protection can play an important role in building resilience to natural disasters, according to experts gathered at an International Labour Organization (ILO) and Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) seminar, which happened in Manila on 22-24 November 2016.
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Recommendations of the ILO-ASEAN Seminar on the potential of social protection to build resilience to disasters
ILO: Safety and health culture crucial in the Philippines
Safety and health at work
Despite economic progress, the Philippines faces the challenge of young people in search for decent jobs. Skills mismatch coupled with limited awareness of labour rights, often lead young people to create or accept whatever work is available. They turn to low pay, low productive jobs where unsafe and unhealthy working conditions prevail. These workplace safety and health challenges were highlighted at the 15th National Occupational Safety and Health Congress held on 17-18 November in Quezon City.
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ILO Work in Fishing Convention No.188 (2007)
Fishing labour convention
to enter into force
New labour standards designed to improve working conditions for millions of workers in the fishing sector will enter into force by November 2017, as Lithuania ratifies ILO Convention No. 188 this year. Over 38 million people work in capture fisheries globally, in an industry recognized as one of the most dangerous of all professions. The news of the Convention entering into force comes as a major boost to efforts to ensure decent work for fishers worldwide.
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