Labor Seminar Opens Today

Prime Minister Hun Sen is sch­e­­duled to open a regional seminar on international labor standards today in Phnom Penh.

Hundreds of government officials, employers and workers’ ad­vocates from 23 countries in the region are expected to discuss the International Labor Org­ani­zation’s declaration on basic principles during the three-day seminar at the Hotel Inter-Con­tinental. The principles in­clude the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of forced labor and child labor, and anti-discrimination in employment.

Case studies on Cambodia and Indonesia, which recently bec­ame the first two countries in the region to ratify all seven basic prin­ciples, will be featured.

Also scheduled to attend are ILO Regional Director Mitsuko Horiuchi, Japan’s assistant Labor Minister Kimie Iwata and And­rew Samet, deputy undersecretary for international affairs at the US Department of Labor.

The seminar at Hotel Inter-Continental is sponsored by the ILO, Japan and the US.


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