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Tripartite Delegation Attends ILO 16th Asia, Pacific Regional Meeting

A tripartite delegation consisting of the Fijian Government, employers’ and workers’ representatives are attending the International Labour Organisation 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Bali, Indonesia this week.
08 Dec 2016 11:00
Tripartite Delegation Attends ILO 16th Asia, Pacific Regional Meeting
Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Jone Usamate.

A tripartite delegation consisting of the Fijian Government, employers’ and workers’ representatives are attending the International Labour Organisation 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting in Bali, Indonesia this week.

The meeting started on 6th of this month and would conclude on the 9th to discuss regional world-of-work priorities and the vision for decent work.

The delegation is headed by the Minister for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations, Jone Usamate.

He is accompanied by his permanent secretary Salaseini Daunabuna.

The other members of the delegation include the chief executive of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation, Nesbitt Hazelman as employers’ representative and Fiji Trade Union Congress president Felix Anthony as the representative for the workers’.

Mr Usamate said this year’s meeting also included a discussion on building an inclusive future with decent work and working towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.

“The Report of the ILO director-general as presented in the ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional meeting will highlight the progress made in the Asia and Pacific Region,” Mr Usamate said.

This, he said is in terms of decent work under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, future changes, and the way forward.

“Other discussions that will be held during the meeting include inclusive growth for social justice, fair migration with a focus on recruitment, skills for the future, strengthening social dialogue for inclusive and sustainable growth.

This also includes promotion and application of the ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy in Asia and the Pacific.

Mr Usamate will also get an opportunity to address the meeting to respond to the report of the director-general of the ILO on decent work and sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific with a specific focus on Fiji.

The ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional meeting bring together the ILO’s tripartite constituents from throughout Asia, the Pacific, the Gulf and Arab States.

This consists of approximately 450 participants, government ministers, representatives of workers’ organisations and representatives of employers’ organizations and academics from about 40 countries.

 

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