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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

ILO Asia and the Pacific Region to discuss global economic crisis

By Quintus Perera - Asian Tribune

Colombo, 17 February, ( International Labor Organization (ILO) Colombo office in a dispatch indicated that Ministers of Labor and Finance, senior UN and government officials, workers and employers representatives from throughout Asia and the Pacific are due to meet in Manila to discuss responses to the current economic crisis.

More than 11 countries are expected to attend the regional forum, entitled "Responding to the Economic Crisis – Coherent Policies for Growth, Employment and Decent Work in Asia and the Pacific". Other senior officials expected to attend include Jomo Kwame Sundaram, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, and Ms. Ursula Schaefer-Preuss, Vice-President, Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, Asian Development Bank.

To assist discussions at the forum, a report, “The fallout in Asia: Assessing labor market impacts and national policy responses to the global financial crisis”, has been compiled by the ILO’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

This forum is one of a series of similar regional events that will feed into a high level meeting on the economic crisis called by the ILO’s Governing Body, which will take place in Geneva on 23 March.

The High-level Regional Forum is being convened by the ILO in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank and the Department of Labor and Employment of the Philippines.

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