The Third EWG of the G20 in Switzerland, Agrees on the Method of Declaration of the Minister of Labor

Geneva, June 14, 2022 – The 3rd Employment Working Group (EWG) of the 2022 G20 Indonesian Presidency in Geneva, Switzerland, took place productively amid global political issues.

The agenda of the EWG G20 Third Forum on June 14-15 2022, is the drafting of the Declaration of the Ministers of Labor/Employment of G20 countries, which will be read out at the meeting of the Ministers of Manpower of the G20 Members in Bali, in September 2022.

According to the Ministry of Manpower Secretary-General Anwar Sanusi, all participants of the Third EWG Meeting have agreed to finalise the G20 Ministers of Labor declaration in Bali. “I thank you, although it has not been completed, we can agree on the method or steps to complete the declaration of the Minister of Manpower,” said Anwar Sanusi through a press release from the Ministry of Manpower’s Public Relations Bureau in Jakarta, Wednesday (15/6/2022).

Anwar Sanusi said that, in principle, all participants who attended the EWG G20 Third Forum agreed to make Indonesia’s G20 Presidency in September a positive momentum by agreeing on various issues that had been prepared for a very long time.

“Hopefully, things that have not been completed, we can continue until virtual meetings in mid-July and mid-August,” he said.

Anwar Sanusi explained that on the first day of the EWG G20 Third Forum, Forum participants listened to reports from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) related to two issues. First is the Brisbane Goal 2025 issue, namely how we promote equal access in terms of rights and obligations between women and men in employment.

In addition, it also explained the extent of the performance of male and female workers who were equally affected by COVID-19. Various issues at the meeting made participants have policies to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and the targets of these policies.

“But if we look at the presentation of the OECD and the ILO, we see progress from Indonesia, which is quite optimistic. Hopefully, our targets for Antalia and Brisbane can be carried out with the targets that have been set together,” said Anwar Sanusi.

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