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G20: Indonesia aims for labor ministers’ declaration to be approved

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Manpower will hold the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers Meeting from September 12-14, 2022 in Bali, with the aim to come up with an agreed statement of Ministers, Labor Minister Ida Fauziyah informed Sunday.

“Our main objective is for the G20 countries to agree on the declaration of the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers which was discussed at the Employment Working Group (EWG) forum,” said the minister.

The G20 Labor and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM), within the framework of the G20 Sherpa Track in Indonesia, is the ministerial-level meeting to follow up on the results of the discussions of the EWG meetings held five times .

Some issues discussed at the meeting were sustainable job creation, occupational safety and health and an inclusive labor market.

The September 12-14 series of meetings includes the 6th meeting of the G20 Jobs Task Force, the 2022 G20 OSHNet (Occupational Safety and Health Network) Annual Meeting, and the LEMM itself.

Previously, the Ministry of Manpower organized the 1st International Conference on Manpower and Sustainable Development (IMSIDE) on September 8-9, 2022 in Bali.

“These rounds of meetings will be followed onsite by G20 labor ministers, guest countries, international organizations and several engagement groups,” Fauziyah said.

She also assured that the ministry had made careful preparations to make the series of meetings a success.

“We would like to express our utmost gratitude to all parties, including the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin), B20 (Business 20), L20 (Labour 20) and the provincial government of Bali, for their support in the success of this activity,” she said.

Indonesia’s G20 presidency in the labor and employment sector focuses on the theme “Improving employment conditions to recover together”, which is transformed into four priority issues discussed in previous meetings of the EWG.

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