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.