ILO-ASEAN Tripartite Seminar on Strengthening Social Protection, 17-18 November 2014, Bangkok
Date: 17-18 November 2014
Place: Bangkok, Thailand
Representatives of ASEAN SLOM, SOMSWD, workers and employers' organizations agreed upon the way forward for the effective implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Social Protection. The recommendations will be submitted to the ASEAN inter-sectoral consultation on social protection, in 8-9 December 2014, Siem Reap, Cambodia for inclusion in the future Plan of Action for the implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on Strengthening Social Protection.
The tripartite constituents of the ASEAN Member States committed to work together towards the establishment of, at least, social protection floors and the progressive extension of social security for all, including workers of the informal economy. The delegates also agreed on a list of actions to expand social protection coverage, improve the governance of social protection schemes and coordination among ministries and with social partners, and develop a monitoring framework to measure progress in extending social protection in ASEAN. Representatives of workers and employers insisted that social protection will be successful only if its expansion relies on sound and effective social dialogue.
ILO/Japan – ASEAN Project on Promoting and building social protection in ASEAN and the ILO’s Canadian funded Project Tripartite Action for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers.