Asia and the Pacific Regional Meetings

Ongoing and upcoming

  1. 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    6 - 9 December 2022

    The 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) will bring together government ministers, representatives of workers' and employers' organizations, and academics from Asia, the Pacific and the Arab States in Singapore to discuss concrete steps to drive a human-centred recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

Past meetings

  1. 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    The 16th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) brought together the ILO’s tripartite constituents from throughout Asia, the Pacific and the Gulf and Arab states.

  2. 15th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

    The Meeting considered the challenges of realizing decent work across Asia and the Pacific, mindful of the region’s great diversity, the impact of natural disasters and rapidly changing social, economic and political developments in the Middle East.

  3. Fourteenth Asian Regional Meeting

    The overall theme of the 14th AsRM is Realizing Decent Work in Asia. The concept of decent work encompasses employment creation and enterprise promotion, social protection, rights at work and social dialogue. The Meeting identified the opportunities and challenges for realizing decent work as the main pathway out of poverty and for creating a more productive and equitable society in Asia.

  4. Thirteenth Asian Regional Meeting

    In its first regional meeting since the high drama of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 – grouping 39 member States – the ILO’s government, employer and worker constituents discussed a plan for ensuring social protection, rights at work and job creation, as a way of applying its global strategy for decent work to the region’s people and helping them weather global economic turmoil.