Ministry of Manpower Commences G20 Employment Working Group Meeting

Jakarta, 07, March 2022 -Indonesia as the 2022 G20 Presidency will begin holding the 1st Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting. The meeting, which will take place from March 8 to 10, 2022, will be held through a virtual meeting.

The Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah, said that in implementing the G20 Forum in the field of employment, the ministry embraces the main theme of Improving the Employment Conditions to Recover Together. The main theme is then translated into 4 priority issues which will be discussed in the EWG forum.‎

In the first EWG meeting, there are two priority issues which will be discussed. The first priority issue is Inclusive Labour Market and Affirmative Decent Jobs for Persons with Disabilities.‎ “We are bringing the issue Inclusive Labour Market and Affirmative Decent Jobs for Persons with Disabilities to the forefront, seeing that it is imperative to tackle this issue together, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Minister of Manpower Ida through a Press Release of Ministry of Manpower Public Relations Bureau on Monday (7/3/2022).‎

The second priority issue to be discussed is Human Capacity Development for Sustainable Growth and Productivity Improvement. “Through this second issue, we will encourage and formulate joint policies that involve active participation of various communities in developing human resources through training, especially in rural economic areas,” she said.

The Minister of Manpower explained that in order to make the discussion of these two priority issues successful, the implementation of the first EWG meeting will consist of 9 meeting sessions, all of which will be held virtually. In addition to involving G20 members, the EWG forum will also present a number of guest countries, Engagement Groups, as well as international organizations such as the ILO and the OECD.‎

“We expect that the participation of various countries and international organizations can support the issues brought up by Indonesia, and provide the greatest benefit for Indonesia and the world,” said the Minister of Manpower.

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