August 24, 2023
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will co-host a dialogue event with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to deepen discussions on business and human rights in Asian countries.
International discussions focusing on business and human rights have become more active in recent years. In the G7 Trade Minister’s Statement issued in April this year, the G7 Trade Ministers recognized the need to deepen discussions on business and human rights within and beyond the G7, and to call upon other countries to ensure respect for human rights.
In line with that statement, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will co-host a dialogue event with the International Labour Organization (ILO) as an opportunity to deepen discussions on business and human rights in Asian countries.
The event will bring together governments, businesses, workers’ organizations and experts mainly from G7 and Asian countries to share country-specific experiences and approaches to boost efforts to respect human rights and responsible labour practices. The event will also aim to promote recognition of the importance of harnessing synergies between inclusive growth and respect for human rights.
METI will continue its efforts to accelerate discussions on business and human rights in Japan and abroad, with the aim of creating an environment conducive to companies’ efforts to respect human rights in their supply chains.
2. Event outline
Date and time
8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m. (Indonesian time; 10:30 a.m. to 7:40 p.m. Japan time), September 18 (Monday; a public holiday in Japan)
Jakarta, Indonesia (hybrid event)
3. Session outline
How can we foster synergies between human rights and inclusive growth to contribute to a sustainable future?
Unlocking Sustainable Growth through Responsible Business and Labour Practices: G7 and Asian Approaches
The Contribution of Skills Development to Synergies between Human Rights, Decent Work and Inclusive Growth
Responsible Business Conduct: Initiatives at the Enterprise Level
4. Details and participation
Division in Charge
Business and Human Rights Policy Office, Minister’s Secretariat