An International Labour Organisation (ILO) project has produced new research into the effects of the economic crisis on jobs in global production networks, said a press release from the ILO.
At an international meeting at Thammasat's Tha Prachan University, on 13 October 2009, experts and researchers from 14 countries in Asia and the Pacific met to discuss their research findings and the impact of the crisis.
The aim was to contribute to the policy debate on economic recovery and decent jobs in Asia and the Pacific. The seminar is the fifth in a series of joint investigative studies by the Network of Institutes for Labour Studies, a project executed by the ILO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific with funding from the Japan Institute for Labour Policy and Training.
The meeting was jointly organised by the ILO and Thammasat University's Faculty of Economics. The International Seminar on Jobs in Global Production Networks - Crisis and Recovery was attended by members of the Network of Institutes for Labour Studies from Australia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.