Launch and high-level policy dialogue on "ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity"
As the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) moves towards regional integration in 2015, the economic, labour and social policies adopted by ASEAN member States will greatly impact the lives of men, women and children in the region. The report on "Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity" argues that it is critical to build effective social protection systems, including for workers in vulnerable employment as well as for women and men who are at risk of losing their jobs and incomes, as some economic sectors decline. Reaping the potential benefits of integration will depend on putting in place policies to manage this transformation, including employment policies for high-quality jobs, robust measures for social protection and support to smaller enterprises.
This should start with the establishment of social protection floors.