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New Zealand Delegation To Regional ILO Meeting

Labour Minister Margaret Wilson is leading the New Zealand delegation to the Asian regional meeting of the International Labour Organisation this week.

The ILO is a tripartite body bringing employers, unions and government representatives together to agree on employment standards and human rights issues related to work. New Zealand has been a member of the ILO since its establishment in 1919 and is currently a member of the ILO governing body.

Other New Zealand representatives to the meeting in Bangkok are Anne Knowles of Business New Zealand; Ross Wilson, of the CTU; John Chetwin and Lisa Goodman of the Department of Labour; and Alan Williams of the New Zealand Embassy, Thailand.

"New Zealand is hoping to see this week's meeting set a direction for the next four years for the practical work of the ILO - providing technical assistance to countries in the region and promoting fundamental rights at work," said Margaret Wilson.

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