Way Forward - South Asia Labour Conference

Report
South Asia Labour
Conference
Way Forward
Contents
• Knowledge-Creation & Knowledge-Sharing
• Institutional mechanisms
• Advocacy
• Collaboration
• Next Steps
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Knowledge-Creation & Sharing
• Regional level researches to fill knowledge gaps
• Regional-level knowledge sharing
building on key Labour issues
and
capacity
• Continue dialogue on the relationship between
working conditions, productivity and competitiveness
• Holding periodic thematic consultations in South Asia
– to review challenges and progress
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Institutional Mechanisms
• Establishment of
– Tripartite SAARC labour forum
– Labour information exchange center
– regional body to coordinate and promote dialogue,
research, policy and sharing of best practices
• Establishment of working groups for follow-up
and implementation of the recommendations
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Advocacy
• Evidence-based advocacy on best labour
practices in South-Asia
• Call on bilateral and multilateral partners to
support Regional efforts for harmonization of
labour issues
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Collaboration
• To explore collaborations with key regional bodies to
move forward on the recommendations
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SAARC Development Fund
SAIEVAC;
SAARCLAW;
SAARC statistics group;
SAARC gender information base (VAW, health and feminizations
of poverty)
SAARC gender policy advocacy
SAARC chambers of commerce
HOMENET South Asia/ South East Asia
SA alliance for poverty alleviation
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Next Steps
• Joint Statement
• Introduce Labour in SAARC Charter
• Next South Asia Labour Conference
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