In parallel with the EU-ASEAN Dialogue on Human Rights that took place in Brussels from 26 to 29 November 2019, the European External Action Service (EEAS) hosted a consultation with CSOs active in South-East Asia, in order to identify concrete paths towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
During the meeting, SOLIDAR presented its input paper on Economic and Social Rights in South East Asia, written with the contribution of its network in the region.
The paper highlights four areas where urgent actions are needed:
By highlighting the deterioration of decent work, social protection and freedom of association in the region, SOLIDAR Asian Network considers that
 The Everything But Arms arrangement is one pillar of the EU's Generalised Scheme of Preferences, which unilaterally grants duty-free and quota-free access to the European market for all products (except arms and ammunition) from the world's Least Developed Countries, as defined by the United Nations. These trade preferences may be suspended in case of "serious and systematic violation of principles" laid down in the human rights and labour rights Conventions listed in Annex VIII of the GSP Regulation. Cambodia is one of nearly 50 developing countries that enjoy duty-free access to EU markets under the Everything but Arms scheme. In response to the country's deteriorating human rights situation, the EU is now considering whether to withdraw trade preferences.
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