The Role of Trade Unions in Global Governance

A training seminar co-sponsored by ACTRAV/ITC-ILO and the ACFTU and devoted to studying global governance and the role of trade unions took place in Chiangmai, Thailand, from 1 to 4 September 2015.

This session was meant to enhance unions’ understanding of policies on economic liberation and integration, global governance mechanisms as well as challenges faced by the international labour movement and to strengthen the capacity of trade unions to protect workers and build international solidarity.

22 union leaders from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines and Thailand and the ACFTU attended the training session.

The seminar covered a variety of issues ranging from the policies of G20, BRICS, multilateral development banks to roles of trade unions and decent work in global governance processes.

During training, the participants compared notes and explored ways to carry out follow-up actions in the hope of promoting decent work in their own countries.

The aim of the seminar, one of a series to be conducted within the framework of the ILO/ACFTU South-South Cooperation, is to help build a strong and vibrant labour movement in the Asia-Pacific Region.

This was the third session of the seminar. The first was held in Bangkok in 2014 while the second was conducted in Colombo in 2015.

  Source: ACFTU  2015-09-25

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