The 11th ITUC-AP Youth Committee Meeting was held on 25 – 26 October 2014 in Manila, Philippines which brought 10 members (6 females / 4 males) for intensive 2-day discussions. The Committee Meeting went through various key agendas including: drafting of the ITUC-AP Youth Charter 2015-2019 and examining its implementation methods, developing youth oriented ways to stay connected & share information,planning of youth activities to be held during the 3rd ITUC-AP Regional Conference, and studying the draft 3rd ITUC-AP Regional Conference Thematic Paper to make sure that youth perspectives are thoroughly reflected to the document.
Youth Committee Members also attended the 10th ITUC-AP Regional General Council (10th RGC) held on 27-28 October 2014. Concerning the ITUC-AP Action Programme 2015-2019, the Committee called for the 10th RGC on: 1) paying special attention to migrant, informal and precarious workers and conducting further data analysis and activities in this regard as majority of them consist of youths; 2) developing strategies to involve young people into trade unionactivities and mechanisms so as to ensure the participation of youths into decision making structures; 3) close collaboration between the ITUC-AP Women’s and Youth Committees for joint activities as young women are one of the most vulnerable groups in society; and 4) firm recognition of the ITUC-AP Youth Charter 2015-2019 as a guideline for promoting youth trade union movement in the region and strong support for implementation of the Charter at national level.
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