ADB-OECD-ILO team up to examine trade and employment globally

As part of the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) activities, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a regional conference on Trade and Employment in a Globalized World on Monday – Tuesday, 10 – 11 December 2012, at the Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta.

Press release | Jakarta, Indonesia | 07 December 2012

JAKARTA (Joint Press Release): As part of the International Collaborative Initiative on Trade and Employment (ICITE) activities, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Labour Organization (ILO) will host a regional conference on Trade and Employment in a Globalized World on Monday – Tuesday, 10 – 11 December 2012, at the Borobudur Hotel, Jakarta. The Conference will be officially opened by Muhaimin Iskandar, Minister of Manpower and Transmigration.

The conference will bring together distinguished policy makers, analysts and practitioners from a wide range of countries, including ASEAN countries. Drawing from wide-ranging expertise of participants, the conference will provide an outstanding opportunity to broaden our understanding on the mechanisms by which employment and trade interact in a globalized context.
The conference is aimed to share and exchange findings of the ICITE initiative on policy priorities for international trade and jobs.

In addition, the conference is aimed to share and exchange findings of the ICITE initiative on policy priorities for international trade and jobs. The conference also provides a forum for better networking and dialoguing in tackling trade and employment challenges in the region and for finding ways to move forward with stronger future cooperation among relevant stakeholders.

On the first day, the conference will review the social and labour market impacts of trade in Asia. Country experience with trade liberalisation and labour market adjustment will be considered for Indonesia and other leading emerging economies.

On the second day, the conference will provide in-depth consideration of trade and employment in Indonesia. Under the theme “the Labour Market in a Globalized World: A Focus on Indonesia”, the conference will further discuss trade, labour law and development in Indonesia. To further assess the challenges and opportunities in Indonesia, the conference will include the designing of policies for trade-related opportunities and challenges in Indonesia’s labour market.

The speakers and discussants include representatives from ICITE partner organizations, ADB and OECD member countries, academia, civil society and the private sector.

The conference is also conducted by the ILO through its Project on “Assessing and Addressing the Effects of Trade on Employment (ETE)”, funded by the EU. The Project aims to analyze and support the formulation of effective and coherent trade and labour market policies that address the adjustment challenges that workers and employers face and expand opportunities for the creation of decent employment in developing countries.

For further information, please contact:

Ms Diah Widarti
National Project Officer of the ILO’s ETE Project
Tel.: +6221 391 3112 ext. 129
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Ms Gita Lingga
Media Relation Officer
Telp.: +6221 391 39112 ext. 115
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