SafeYouth@Work Action Plan: Sub-Regional Consultation, Jakarta, Indonesia

50 representatives from government, workers’ and employers’ organizations, and youth networks meet to discuss concrete plan for improving young worker safety and health.

From 23-25 January ILO SafeYouth@Work Champions join some 50 representatives from youth organizations and networks, governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations, to discuss and provide inputs for the SafeYouth@Work Action Plan to be launched around SafeDay 2018.

The Sub-Regional Consultation, taking place in Jakarta, will provide support for constituent planning related to country-level launches and implementation of the Action Plan, while also serving as a platform for empowering Youth Champions to support & sustain implementation of the Action Plan. Participants include representatives from Indonesia, the Philippines, Viet Nam, Myanmar and Singapore as well as from ASEAN-OSHNET, the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and the ASEAN Confederation of Employers (ACE).

The SafeYouth@Work Action Plan was initiated at the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health with the aim of establishing a framework for actions to change knowledge, attitudes and behaviour on youth OSH vulnerability. Concrete steps across 5 critical areas are being defined to achieve this:
  • Research
  • Education
  • Compliance
  • Advocacy
  • Networks
The Action Plan is being developed through a series of ongoing consultations involving an action-oriented, participatory process seeking to empower youth and youth organizations, and engaging with governments, workers’ and employers’ organizations.

The Action Plan will be launched on 28 April as part of ILO’s World Day for Safety and Health at Work. A reporting back on Plan implementation will be featured at the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Toronto, Canada, October 2020.