Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor Attending the 332th Meeting of the Presidium from 19-21 March 2018, the Thai Government became a Regular Member. On 19 March 2018, attended the High Level Conference to reform of the United Nations (UN) and implications for the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Swiss Confederation Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor stated the statement on behalf of ASEAN countries. ASEAN hopes for UN reform Especially the development system will help the ILO and other development organizations. Respond to challenges and to work effectively and successfully.
The Secretary-General of the Labor Ministry said that ASEAN believes that in the UN reform process, the ILO will be able to achieve a meaningful agenda for achieving sustainable development in the 2030s and experience in developing the principles and fundamental rights of the ILO’s work will help promote a unique trilateral approach to broader development. It also supports the link between the Decent Work Program and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework. In addition, ASEAN welcomes the proposal to tighten and expand the partnership framework and development between UN and private, community and civil society at national level. ASEAN will support efforts to reform the UN and ask the ILO to participate in the UN reform process, focusing on “people” rather than the process.