Report of the Director-General: decent work in Asia: ILO activities in the region

Presents an overview on ILO activities in Asia, Pacific and Arab countries, in each of the four dimensions of the decent work agenda: fundamental principles and rights at work, employment, social protection and social dialogue.

This Report is presented to the Thirteenth Asian Regional Meeting as a basis for a focused debate, leading to conclusions that guide the Office in its future programming and action in the region. Thematically, it is organized around the four strategic objectives defined in the ILO’s Programme and Budget proposals for 2000-01, highlighting illustrative actions aimed at addressing some of the major issues within these sectors from a regional perspective.