17th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting - The Hindu -13/12/22
Recently, the 17th Asia Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was held in Singapore.
Key Highlights of the Meeting:
-It brings together representatives of governments, employers' and workers' organizations from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab states.
-The four key thematic areas of the 17th APRM included:
--Integrated policy agenda for a human-centred recovery that is inclusive, sustainable and resilient
--Institutional framework to support transitions towards formality and decent work
--Strong foundations for social and employment protection and resilience
--Revitalizing productivity growth and skills for more and better jobs
-The meeting concluded with the launch of ‘Singapore Statement’.
--> Points of Criticism for India:
1.Regrading Labour Policy
2. Other Concerns:
Declining productivity growth has a negative impact on workers, on the sustainability of enterprises particularly Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs), on economies, and on communities.
-->Suggestions for India?
1.New Social Contract
2.Enhancement of Productivity
3.Identification of Workers in Unorganised Sector - e-shram portal