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Jan 1974 - Present
Retired from International Labor Organization


PhD Economics

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Gek Ng

Retired Economist, former Asia Regional Director of the International Labor Organization

Dr Ng's career at the ILO spanned 34 years focused on global labor issues ranging from labor development to Child labor. He retired as the Regional Director of ILO in Asia Pacific, responsible for offices in Bangladesh, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.


Dr Ng started his career at the ILO in 1974 as a Research Economist in Geneva. His positions at the ILO include deputy director of the Bangladesh Office, ILO representative to China and Mongolia from 1988 to 1991, the Director of Operations for the Programme for the Elimination of Child Labor, Director of Human Resource Development Department and Regional Director of Asia Pacific as a Assistant Director General.

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Dr Ng has authored or contributed many publications, including ASEAN Matters!: Reflecting on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations - Building Strategic Partnership: A Review of Relations between ASEAN and ILO; Incentive Policy in Chinese Collective Agriculture, Operation and Control of Individual Economic Actvivities in Agriculture, The Case of China.

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