ATUC Documents


Position and Action Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), January 2019


Action Paper on the Use of Digital Technology to Promote Decent Work for Migrant Workers in ASEAN, December 2018

ATUC Bali Declaration, 25 November 2018, Bali, Indonesia

ATUC Youth and Women Committee Terms of Reference, 14 August 2018

Inter-Regional Memorandum of Understanding on Labour Migration, 29 May 2018


ATUC Statement on the 31st ASEAN Summit and Inclusive Regional Integration, 22 November 2017, Manila, Philippines

ATUC on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, 6-8 November 2017, Bangkok, Thailand


Strengthening and Harmonizing Labour Standards in ASEAN: A Framework for Union Advocacy

ATUC Statement on Minimum Labor Standards in the ASEAN and the ASEAN 2025 Blueprint “Forging Ahead Together”, 26 May 2016, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Conclusions and Recommendations: First Joint Meeting of the ASEAN Confederation of Employers and the ASEAN Trade Union Council, 8-9 March 2016 Union Council, 8-9 March 2016

Toward a Harmonized, Rights-Based Regional Approach in Strengthening Protection of ASEAN Migrant Workers A Policy Brief of the ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC)


ATUC Statement on Labor Standards in the ASEAN and the ASEAN 2025 Blueprint “Forging Ahead Together”, 9 December 2015

Conference Statement on the Role of Trade Unions in ASEAN Integration and Labor Migration in ASEAN and Actions on the 8th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labor and Past AFML Meetings, 28 October 2015

The 2015 ATUC Kuala Lumpur Declaration on Youth, Migration and Decent Work, 5 September 2015

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Between Arab Trade Union Confederation (ArabTUC), ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) and South Asia Regional Trade Union Confederation (SARTUC), 3 August 2015

The ATUC Kuala Lumpur Declaration on the ASEAN Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Workers, 23 April 2015


Conference on ASEAN 2015 and the ASEAN Social Charter: Conclusions and Recommendations, 12 December 2014

Accelerating Actions to Implement the ATUC Inter-Union Cooperation Agreement Among ASEAN Unions as Strategy to Promote Decent Work and to Implement Recommendations of the 7th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labor (AFML), 28 November 2014

ATUC Inter-Union Cooperation Agreement to Promote Decent Work, 26 October 2014

Trade Union Statement to the ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour, October 8, 2011

Migrant Protection: Can ASEAN Walk the Talk? Can the TUs Lead the Way? (Presentation)

Migrant Protection: Can ASEAN walk the talk? Can the TUs lead the way? A Think Paper

ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) Statement to the ASEAN Labor Ministers Meeting (ALMM)
and Senior Labor Officials Meeting (SLOM) 2011, 13 May 2011, Singapore

ASEAN Integration in a Post-Global Financial World: FTA Challenges to Trade Unions (Presentation)

Trade Union Challenges in a Post-GFC ASEAN: A Draft Paper

ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) Statement to the ASEAN Labor Ministers Meeting (ALMM)
and Senior Labor Officials Meeting (SLOM) 2010, 12 May 2010, Hanoi, Vietnam

ASEAN’s Commitment to Decent Work, ATUC/ITUC-AP Statement, 7 October 2009, Indonesia

ILO/ASEAN Trade Union Council (ATUC) Seminar on “Employment Dimension of ASEAN’s Economic Integration”,
Bangkok, Thailand – 1 to 3 October 2002: report of proceedings
Bangkok: ILO, 2002, viii, 78 p., ISBN 92-2-113523-3

ILO/Asean trade Union Council (ATUC) Seminar on “Trade Unions and the Asean Free Trade Area”,
Bangkok, Thailand – 9 to 11 October 2001: report of proceedings
Bangkok: ILO, 2001, viii, 38 p., ISBN 92-2-112774-5

Other ATUC Documents

ATUC Constitution

ASEAN Social Charter

Respect the rights of ASEAN workers! ASEAN Social Charter Now!

ASEAN Documents


Vientiane Declaration on Transition from Informal Employment to Formal Employment towards Decent Work Promotion in ASEAN, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 September 2016

ASEAN Declaration of Commitment on HIV and AIDS: Fast-Tracking and Sustaining HIV and AIDS Responses To End the AIDS Epidemic by 2013, Vientiane, Lao PDR, 6 September 2016

East Asia Summit Declaration on Strengthening Responses to Migrants in Crisis and Trafficking in Persons, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Joint Statement the Ninth ASEAN Plus Three Labour Ministers Meeting (9TH ALMM+3), Vientiane, Lao PDR, 16 May 2016

Joint Communiqué of the Twenty Fourth ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (24th ALMM), Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 May 2016

ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Work Programme 2016-2020

ASEAN Guidelines for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on Labour, Adopted by the 24th ALMM

Joint Statement of the 2nd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting (AFMGM), Vientiane, Lao PDR, 4 April 2016

ASEAN 2025 at A Glance

ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together


ASEAN Plan of Action Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children

ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP)


Annual Performance Report of the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism


ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) and Its Translation

Other ASEAN Documents

ASEAN Charter

ASEAN Structure

ASEAN Political-Security Community

ASEAN Economic Community

ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

ASEAN External Relations

Roadmap for an ASEAN Community 2009-2015

ASEAN Handbook on International Legal Cooperation in Trafficking in Persons Cases

Compassion in Action: The Story of ASEAN-led Coordination in Myanmar

Report of the First Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region

Report of the 2nd Regional Seminar on Industrial Relations in the ASEAN Region

Terms of Reference of ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights

Joint Communique, The Eighteenth ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting
13-14May 2004, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

What They Say About ATUC

ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration, November 2010
Regional Cooperation on Labour Rights & Migration Workers’ Rights, August 2010
Trade Unions and Bilaterals: Do’s and Don’ts, January 2008
Labour: The spread of bilateral trade agreements, January 2004