7th ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference Strategic Labour Inspection for Decent Work Including in Global Supply Chains

The Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch, together with the Decent Work Team and Country Office of the ILO in Bangkok, and the Vision Zero Fund supported the organization of the The Seventh ASEAN Labour Inspection Conference.

News | 05 October 2018
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The Conference, held on 27-28 September 2018 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam carried the theme “Strategic Labour Inspection for Decent Work Including in Global Supply Chains”. It was attended by representatives of governments, employers’ organisations, workers’ organisations from ASEAN Member States, the ASEAN-OSHNET Chair, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC), the ASEAN Service Employees Trade Union Council (ASETUC), the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE), the ASEAN Secretariat, the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the International Association of Labour Inspection (IALI).

The Conference recalled the importance of achieving Decent Work through labour inspection as a significant contribution to the shared 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, while also noting the Resolution concerning Decent Work in Global Supply Chains adopted by the International Labour Conference in 2016.

Tripartite constituents agreed that labour inspection plays an important role in regulating Decent Work in global supply chains, and there is a need to strengthen strategic inspection planning to maximise limited resources, by prioritising issues and targets, identifying root causes of non-compliance and designing appropriate interventions towards sustainable compliance, in cooperation with all relevant stakeholders, namely social partners.