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Numerous projects and programmes are concerned with enhancing social dialogue among stakeholders in the garments sector. Among these are the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development funded Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector, currently in its third phase; Better Work, the ILO-International Finance Corporation collaboration that operates in four countries in the region: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia and Viet Nam; and the “Improving labour relations for decent work and sustainable development in the Myanmar garment industry” programme in Myanmar, funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and H&M. (...) In order to balance the concerns around minimum wage fixing potentially crowding out wage fixing through collective bargaining, it is important to maintain a healthy balance between statutory minimum wage fixing and collective bargaining. (...) C ol le ct iv e ba rg ai ni ng co ve ra ge r at e C ol le ct iv e ba rg ai ni ng co ve ra ge r at e 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% 100% 80% 60% 40% 20% 0% Africa (10 countries) Americas (19 countries) Asia and the Pacific (13 countries) Europe and Central Asia (43 countries) High income (38 countries) Upper-middle income (28 countries) Lower-middle income and low income (19 countries) Bali Declaration Policy Brief No. 1104 Some current projects include: • Promoting social dialogue and harmonious industrial relations in Bangladesh ready-made garment industry (2015-2020): Following major garment factory accidents in 2012 and 2013, the ILO developed a comprehensive programme to support the Bangladeshi government’s efforts to engage in a much-needed reform process, to improve safety, working conditions and rights at work in this sector, including workers’ and employers’ right to organise, bargain and dialogue at the workplace. • Improving labour relations for decent work and sustainable development in the Myanmar garment industry (2016-2019): ILO project in Myanmar aims to contribute to the reduction of poverty and the empowerment of women in Myanmar by improving labour relations, social dialogue and gender equality in the garment industry. • Rights at Work: promoting harmonious labour relations through collective bargaining in China (2016-2019): The project aims to build the institutional capacity of Chinese workers, employers, and their respective organizations to carry out voluntary collective bargaining and to resolve labor disputes efficiently and effectively. • Support for Labour Law and Industrial Relations Reform in Malaysia (2016-2019): The overall objective of this project is effective governmental development and enforcement of new or existing laws, decrees or regulations, and other legal instruments. • New industrial relations framework in respect of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles & Rights at Work (NIRF/FPRW) in Viet Nam (2016-2019): The project’s development goal is to contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Viet Nam by building effective industrial relations institutions and practices based on freedom of association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining. • Labour Standards in Global Supply Chains: A Programme of Action for Asia and the Garment Sector (2014-2018): This project is designed to produce knowledge and tools which can be used by the social partners at the factory, national, regional and global levels to improve wages and working conditions throughout the globalized supply chain.
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EROSION OF PREFERENCES FOR THE LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES : ASSESSMENT OF EFFECTS AND MITIGATING OPTIONS : NOTE / BY THE UNCTAD SECRETARIAT
In Cambodia, in 2003, there were more than 200 garment factories concentrated around Phnom Penh and in neighbouring provinces, and they employed about 200,000 workers. (...) Their income supports at least 100,000 rural households.13 22. In Lesotho, garment production for export made employment of about 50,000 workers possible. (...) For some LDCs, the elimination of quotas for textile products, while involving maintained preferences, may have more severe socio-economic consequences than the hypothetical scenario of full erosion of preferences summarized in table 7. 22 One assumes that the price changes fully reflect the relevant tariff changes – that is, that the tariff changes will fully benefit the consumers.
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Agro-machinery and rural engineering Sidebar - Our focus Creating shared prosperity Agribusiness and rural entrepreneurship development 3ADI+: Accelerator for Agriculture and Agroindustry Development and Innovation Agro-machinery and rural engineering Cultural and Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Curriculum Programme Food Industry Leather and leather products industry Textile and Garment Industry Wood and non-wood forest products industry Women and youth in productive activities Human security, post-crisis rehabilitation and migration issues Advancing economic competitiveness Safeguarding the environment Strengthening Knowledge and Institutions Cross-cutting services Building a better future Agro-machinery and rural engineering Adequate mechanization is the main engine of productivity and competitiveness in agriculture and agro-industries. (...) Moreover, in places where farming work force includes children and the elderly, proper tools and machinery can help reduce their workload while maintaining agricultural production. UNIDO assists in the rehabilitation and restructuring of workshops and factory operations which design and manufacture agro-machinery and tools. It helps blacksmiths and other providers of rural services to produce and maintain standardized equipment that meets local needs.
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IUMP Armenia Sidebar - Our focus Creating shared prosperity Advancing economic competitiveness Upgrading businesses and industrial infrastructure IUMP Armenia IUMP Central Africa IUMP Cuba IUMP India IUMP Tajikistan IUMP Tanzania IUMP Venezuela Kyrgyz Republic LCH Namibia Bush Value Chains RCPC Benin IUMP Publications Investing in technology and innovation Supporting small and medium industry clusters Setting up and supporting export consortia Meeting the standards Quality and compliance infrastructure Competitive trade capacities and corporate responsibility Entrepreneurship development Branding for Competitiveness and Sustainable Growth Industrial Design for Sustainable Development Safeguarding the environment Strengthening Knowledge and Institutions Cross-cutting services Building a better future Improving competitiveness of export-oriented industries in Armenia Context The textile and clothing industry is one of the 11 strategic export-oriented sectors in the Republic of Armenia, who is among the major suppliers of garments and textiles for the region. As one of the most established sectors in the Armenian economy, the textile sector serves as an important source of employment in the country. (...) Strategy The objective of the project is to maintain and improve the market share of local textile and clothing enterprises in the domestic market and contribute to Armenia’s effective integration into regional and international markets. (...) In so doing, the project will benefit from, and capitalize on UNIDO’s technical competence and experience in South Asia, Latin America and the South Mediterranean regions in modernizing the cotton-textile-garment (CTG) value chains - from the processing of raw materials to producing textiles and ready-made apparel and improving market access.
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Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia [pdf 4350KB] Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector [pdf 424KB] Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector [pdf 6597KB] Reducing the footprint? (...) Technical webinar: Environmental Regulatory Systems in the Textile & Garment Sector ILO – Sweden Regional Meeting on Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia Investing in the post COVID–19 garment sector in Asia: How should gender and environment be integrated for decent work? (...) Resource list COVID-19 business resilience guides for garment factories in Asia Press releases Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector Expert roundtables explores how COVID-19 might reshape garment production in Asia ILO and Sweden join forces to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains © 1996-2022 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions  | Privacy policy | Fraud alert | Disclaimer   Skip to top
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Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia [pdf 4350KB] Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector [pdf 424KB] Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector [pdf 6597KB] Reducing the footprint? (...) Technical webinar: Environmental Regulatory Systems in the Textile & Garment Sector ILO – Sweden Regional Meeting on Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia Investing in the post COVID–19 garment sector in Asia: How should gender and environment be integrated for decent work? (...) Resource list COVID-19 business resilience guides for garment factories in Asia Press releases Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector Expert roundtables explores how COVID-19 might reshape garment production in Asia ILO and Sweden join forces to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains © 1996-2022 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions  | Privacy policy | Fraud alert | Disclaimer   Skip to top
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Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia [pdf 4350KB] Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector [pdf 424KB] Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector [pdf 6597KB] Reducing the footprint? (...) Technical webinar: Environmental Regulatory Systems in the Textile & Garment Sector ILO – Sweden Regional Meeting on Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia Investing in the post COVID–19 garment sector in Asia: How should gender and environment be integrated for decent work? (...) Resource list COVID-19 business resilience guides for garment factories in Asia Press releases Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector Expert roundtables explores how COVID-19 might reshape garment production in Asia ILO and Sweden join forces to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains © 1996-2022 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions  | Privacy policy | Fraud alert | Disclaimer   Skip to top
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Environmental initiatives and tools in the garment sector in Asia [pdf 4350KB] Turning up the heat: Exploring potential links between climate change and gender-based violence and harassment in the garment sector [pdf 424KB] Moving the Needle: Gender equality and decent work in Asia’s garment sector [pdf 6597KB] Reducing the footprint? (...) Technical webinar: Environmental Regulatory Systems in the Textile & Garment Sector ILO – Sweden Regional Meeting on Promoting Decent Work in Garment Sector Supply Chains in Asia Investing in the post COVID–19 garment sector in Asia: How should gender and environment be integrated for decent work? (...) Resource list COVID-19 business resilience guides for garment factories in Asia Press releases Asia Garment Hub - A digital gateway to sustainability and decent work resources for the garment and textiles industry - is launched Women hit hard by COVID-19 impact on garment sector Expert roundtables explores how COVID-19 might reshape garment production in Asia ILO and Sweden join forces to promote decent work in Asian garment supply chains © 1996-2022 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Copyright and permissions  | Privacy policy | Fraud alert | Disclaimer   Skip to top
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Challenges faced and the outcomes > Sugar > The garment sector > Alternative opportunities for the future > IV. (...) As a sign that Fiji’s relations with the EU are more significant than its need to participate in the WTO, Fiji maintains an embassy in Brussels that — as a part-time responsibility — looks after developments in Geneva. (...) Foreign investors are also important, particularly in the garment sector, where they dominate the ownership of the industry.
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