The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) was established in 1989 to promote economic cooperation and integration in the Asia-Pacific region. The Department of Labor's (DOL) Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) heads the U.S. Government delegation to APEC's Human Resources Development Working Group (HRDWG), which addresses labor, employment, education and management issues. The Labor and Social Protection Network (LSPN), a component of the HRDWG, addresses key labor and employment issues, including labor markets, labor market information, social protection, sustainable employment and training and technical cooperation.


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