Workers in metal industry in China
Photo montage with people from the Arab States and the Asia Pacific regions
17th ILO Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting

Held in Singapore from 6 to 9 December, the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) brings together the ILO’s tripartite constituents representing Governments, workers and employers from Asia and the Pacific and the Arab States, as well as representatives of international organizations and civil society to discuss concrete steps to drive job-rich growth that is inclusive and transformative.

Strengthening multilateral cooperation to achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all

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The session will discuss multilateral actions to support SDG8, to reinforce labour market resilience and to promote decent work in the two regions. Experiences in building partnerships and strengthening multilateralism will be shared.


Abdullah Abuthnain
Vice Minister of Human Resources and Social Development for Labour, Saudi Arabia
Ranulfo Payos
ECOP, Philippines
Ryu Mikyung
KCTU, Republic of Korea
Wendy Walker
Chief of Social Development Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank
Rodora T. Babaran
Director of Human Development, ASEAN
Yasser El-Gammal
World Bank, Practice Manager for Social Protection and Jobs in EAP


Ruba Jaradat
Regional Director for Arab States
International Labour Organization (ILO)

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