Asian Regional Meeting on the ILO/JIL Network of National Institutes for Labour Studies
The Japan Institute of Labour (JIL) has been organizing the ILO/JIL Network of Research Institutes from 17 Asian Countries since 1995. As the third stage of this project the JIL sponsored a meeting of this Network in Bangkok for three days from December 8, 1998. The goal of this Network is to organize joint research in order to facilitate the research ability of affiliated organizations in the Asian region. The project has been focused on the issue of globalization and its impacts on industrial relations in Asian countries.
In the first stage of this project, attention was focused on the effects of globalization on the social economy and the organization of work. The second stage considered issues related to globalization and equity. The third stage, which was launched in 1998, resulted in joint research being conducted on globalization and social adjustment, focusing on the role of social actors.
During the meeting in December, 1998, discussions were carried out on an interim report in order to produce a final report on the research results. The meeting was attended by researchers from 15 nations, including Australia, the People's Republic of China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. Participants also included, for the first time, representatives from labor and management in five nations. The JIL sent several staff to the meeting to assist with discussions and to cooperate with the ILO in the smooth management of the meeting. The participating countries were organized into three different groups to discuss the interim report. After those sessions, the individual groups drafted summaries for further debate at a general meeting. The series of meetings helped to highlight similarities and differences that characterize each country and were a useful means of developing a country-sensitive approach to thinking about future policies.
In drafting the final report over the next few months, experts from the ILO and individual groups will make detailed adjustments. The final report will be discussed at the final regional meeting of the project and the IIRA 12th World Congress that will be held in Tokyo in 2000. For detailed information, contact the following:
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