Occupational Safety and Health (RAS/21/51/KOR)

The new ILO/Korea OSH project kicked off by tripartite consultative meeting

The tripartite consultative meeting on the new occupational safety and health (OSH) project in Lao PDR was jointly organized by the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MoLSW) and the ILO/Korea Partnership programme on 15 July 2021. The meeting, with a total of 23 tripartite plus participants, took place in the hybrid format, connecting online between a meeting venue in Vientiane, Lao PDR and Bangkok, Thailand.

The renewed ILO/Korea Partnership programme on OSH for the 2021-2023 aims at “Enhancing and Implementing Occupational Safety and Health Standards in Lao PDR” in line with ILO strategic approach to OSH. Given the good practices from the previous ILO/Korea projects, engagement of all stakeholders for all project cycle would be a key element of the new project.

The meeting objective was to present and discuss the project outcomes, outputs and activity plans ensuring the engagement of Lao PDR’s tripartite constituents for effective implementation of the project, in particular:
  • Briefing tripartite constituents on the current OSH situation, needs and gaps;
  • Presentation on the ILO-Korea project’s background, objectives and plans; and
  • Exchange of views and discussions on the project priorities, specific requests and collaboration.
All participants agreed on the proposed outcomes, outputs and planned activities, with appreciation of the continuous support provided by ILO/Korea. In addition, the tripartite participants committed their active participation in all project activities.