Asia RC-2

ILO Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Child Labour and Forced Labour

Despite making progress, the Asia-Pacific region still faces significant challenges, with 48.7 million children and 15.1 million adults trapped in child labour and forced labour. The ILO Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting on Child Labour and Forced Labour, serving as the first reconnection in this region since the COVID-19 pandemic and the ILO's 2019 conference in Kathmandu, will bring together governments, employers' and workers' representatives from 18 countries to foster the exchange of knowledge, peer to peer learning, and capacity building on addressing child labour and forced labour. 

Discussions will link to significant initiatives, such as Alliance 8.7, the ASEAN Roadmap on the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child labour, and SAIEVAC, and include a focus on promoting an integrated approach to tackling child and forced labour along with the other Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

This in-person only meeting will take place in Bangkok on 18-21 March, and is upon invitation only.