Sub-regional consultation workshop on the SafeYouth@Work action plan

The workshop aims to increase commitments of key stakeholders from targeted countries to implement concrete actions envisaged by the SafeYouth@Work Action Plan.

The workshop is organized by the ILO through the SafeYouth@Work and Youth4OSH projects. Around 40 participants representing the five key categories of actors identified for the SafeYouth@Work Action Plan, including Governments, Workers’ organizations, Employers’ organizations, Youth and Youth organizations from Viet Nam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Singapore join the consultation. Three key regional networks, namely ASEAN-OSHNET, ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), and ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE) also participate in the event.

The SafeYouth@Work Action Plan is a critical opportunity for the key stakeholders to work together to innovate ways to drive down the high incidence rate of injuries for young workers and to lay the foundation for a culture of prevention on OSH. These solutions will directly connect with youth and will at the same time engage the broader OSH community to securing a safer and healthier Future of Work for youth.

The SafeYouth@Work Action Plan will set out concrete steps to drive sustainable reductions in youth OSH vulnerability through such five areas of critical concern as research, education, compliance, advocacy, and networks. The Asia sub-regional consultation on the Action Plan is built on consultative processes undertaken through a series of consultative forums and other online platforms.

Funding is provided by the United States Department of Labor under cooperative agreement number IL-26690-14-75-K-11. 100 percentage of the total costs of the project or program is financed with federal funds, for a total of 11,443,156 dollars. This material does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the United States Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the United States Government.