Young workers and other young advocates for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) can participate in the SafeYouth@Work Congress and SafeYouth@Work Media Competition taking place in the context of the upcoming XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore in September 2017. The World Congress would welcome additional applications from Malaysia, Thailand, and.. read more →

Twenty-five years ago, U.S. tech companies pledged to stop using chemicals that caused miscarriages and birth defects. They failed to ensure that their Asian suppliers did the same. The women on the production line worked in so-called cleanrooms and wore protective suits, but that was for the chips’ protection, not theirs. The women were exposed.. read more →

BEIJING: China and Singapore will do their best to expedite talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Singapore’s foreign minister said, calling the potential pact a statement on the importance of free trade. The Beijing-backed RCEP has been given new impetus by US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement,.. read more →

2017 Jun 13
June 13, 2017

Modern slavery in Asia

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IF the 2016 Global Slavery Index is accurate, two-thirds of world’s modern-day slaves are found in Asian countries, mostly victims of human trafficking. The illicit market in exploited people is so lucrative that it is said to generate over $150 billion in profits worldwide—bigger than the GDP of countries like Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Hungary and Oman… read more →

As the global community gears up to commemorate this day as World Day Against Child Labour, my memories go back 19 years to those electrifying few months in 1998. That was when our movement for child rights won not just a tangible victory, but also a moral crusade. That was when likeminded people across the.. read more →