Resolutions adopted at the 5th ITUC-Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Nov 2023

The ITUC-Asia Pacific Regional Conference adopted 16 resolutions during its 5th Regional Conference in Bangkok, Thailand on 20-22 November 2023.

The 16 adopted resolutions include the following:

  • Resolution No. 1 - Reaffirming the conclusions of the Singapore Statement adopted at the 17th Asia and the Pacific Regional Meeting (APRM) of the ILO
  • Resolution No. 2 - Recognising and protecting the rights of home-based workers
  • Resolution No. 3 - Strengthening cooperation and coordination for the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers
  • Resolution No. 4 - Solidarity with the Afghan people: Calling for humanitarian aid and an end to gender apartheid
  • Resolution No. 5 - Solidarity with Nagaworld Union Leader, Chhim Sithar
  • Resolution No. 6 - Solidarity with the independent trade union movement and the imprisoned trade unionists in Hong Kong
  • Resolution No. 7 - Sustaining the struggle of the Indian trade union movement against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA)-led government's anti-labour policies
  • Resolution No. 8 - Urging Asian and Pacific governments to take decisive actions towards the restoration of democracy in Myanmar
  • Resolution No. 9 - Urging the Philippine Government to spearhead sincere, meaningful, and tangible action to end all forms of violations of freedom of association and promote progressive, worker-centred, and race-to-the-top labour relations in the light of the 2023 ILO High-Level Tripartite Mission
  • Resolution No. 10 - Promoting an inclusive and sustainable trade, investment, and economic integration in Asia and the Pacific
  • Resolution No. 11 - Upholding the fundamental rights of all workers in Korea
  • Resolution No. 12 - Combatting racism, hate crime, xenophobia, and Islamophobia
  • Resolution No. 13 - Solidarity with the earthquake victims in Türkiye
  • Resolution No. 14 - Solidarity with the Rohingya People and the Chin, Karen, Karenni, Mon, Shan, Rakhine and all other ethnic groups in Myanmar
  • Resolution No. 15 - Solidarity with the victims of the earthquake in Nepal
  • Resolution No. 16 - Protecting workers’ rights in Sri Lanka amidst the severe economic crisis

The 16 resolutions were adopted in response to the critical issues faced by workers in Asia and the Pacific region, including countries at risk.

The 5th ITUC-Asia Pacific Regional Conference was held under the theme, March forward in solidarity: Advancing a new social contract for a just and inclusive future of work in Asia and the Pacific.