The impacts on jobs and employment from the formation of the ASEAN Community in 2015 will be discussed at a high level consultation in Bangkok, Thailand.

The event will be jointly organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) under the theme "ASEAN Community 2015: Managing integration for better jobs and shared prosperity".

It will look at the impacts on the region's labour markets and how the opportunities of regional integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) can be tapped to ensure inclusive growth and shared prosperity.

The introduction of the AEC in 2015 will lead to free flow of goods, services, investment capital and skilled labour in a region of 10 member states with 600 million people.

Discussions are expected to cover the implications of deeper ASEAN integration and greater trade and investment flows on the labour market, including the role of skills in driving competitiveness, the links between productivity and wages, and the social and economic opportunities of labour migration.

The event is expected to see the attendance of government representatives, academics, and employers' and workers' organisations throughout ASEAN.-VNA