What are our aims

The Asia-Europe Labour Forum aims at:

  • making social development central on the ASEM dialogue agenda;
  • getting ASEM decisions to reverse the current trend of increasing inequality with policies based on social justice, including the promotion of freedom of association, collective bargaining, establishment of minimum living wages, building social protection and the care economy;
  • addressing the need for a just transition to a low carbon economy and the need for industrial transformation that would create decent green jobs;

As a means to achieve these goals, the Asia-Europe Labour Forum must achieve its official recognition, and thereafter, establish an official meeting between ASEM Leaders and the Labour Forum.