Labor and Working Conditions

Events

Labor and Working Conditions

29 November 2021 to 01 December 2021

via Zoom.


29 November 2021, 10:00 a.m., Manila (GMT +8) / 2:00 p.m., Fiji (GMT +12)

Register here for Consultation with Governments, Civil Society Organizations and other Non-Governmental Stakeholders in East Asia, Pacific, and Southeast Asia

29 November 2021, 10:00 p.m., Manila (GMT +8) / 10:00 a.m., Washington DC (GMT –4) / 4:00 p.m., Frankfurt (GMT +2)

Register here for Consultation with Governments, Civil Society Organizations and other Non-Governmental Stakeholders in North America and Europe

1 December 2021, 5:00 p.m., Manila (GMT +8) / 2:00 p.m., Pakistan (GMT +5) / 2:30 p.m., India (GMT +5:30)

Register here for Consultation with Governments, Civil Society Organizations and other Non-Governmental Stakeholders in South Asia and Central and West Asia

Currently, ADB’s approach to the core labor standards are provided for in the ADB’s Social Protection Strategy 2001. However, the implementation of the core labor standards was deemed by the ADB’s Independent Evaluation report and various stakeholders as fragmented between social protection and safeguard practices and a more consolidated approach is needed. ADB is considering the inclusion of labor and working conditions as part of the new safeguard policy. This would cover ADB policies and requirements to operationalize the core labor standards in ADB financed projects and programs covering the four areas: child labor, forced labor, freedom of association and collective bargaining, and discrimination in employment and occupation. The consultation will present findings of a labor and working conditions benchmarking study and to seek feedback from stakeholders on any potential implementation concerns to be considered in the process of developing labor and working conditions as a safeguard topic.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Nov 2021 Presentation ADB Safeguard Policy Review and Update: Labor and Working Conditions
Azim Manji, Bruce Dunn, Haidy Ear-Dupuy, Jelson Garcia

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