The G20 agree to accelerate the development of an inclusive labor market

We agree that it is important to accelerate the (implementation of) G20 principles related to labor market integration and inclusiveness for people with disabilities

Badung, Bali (ANTARA) – G20 member countries have recognized the importance of accelerating the development of an inclusive labor market for people with disabilities, Indonesian Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah has said.

“We agree that it is important to accelerate the (implementation) of the G20 principles related to the integration and inclusiveness of the labor market for people with disabilities,” Fauziyah remarked at the opening of the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM) in Badung. , Bali, Wednesday.

The Minister noted that the previous series of Employment Working Group (EWG) meetings under the Sherpa Track of the Indonesian G20 Presidency offered several perspectives, ideas and inputs for policy-making by member countries. .

One of the issues discussed at the meeting was an inclusive labor market and the affirmation of decent work for people with disabilities.

Therefore, she stressed the need for a commitment to oversee the implementation of the principles.

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On this occasion, Vice President Ma’ruf Amin encouraged all parties to forge cooperation to create an inclusive and safe environment for workers.

Amin said Indonesia assumed the G20 presidency with a commitment to jointly restore global economic conditions by strengthening cooperation, including in the area of ​​employment.

Indonesia continues to strive for the realization of the rights of workers with disabilities, including through the provision of inclusive infrastructure, he noted.

“Therefore, we must take advantage of this honorable forum to build momentum and strengthen engagement and cooperation and share knowledge and experiences for an inclusive and sustainable recovery in the world of work,” he said.

The G20 LEMM is a ministerial-level meeting that will follow up on the results of the discussions at the Employment Working Group (EWG) meetings – which have been held five times – on sustainable job creation, security and occupational health, as well as building an inclusive labor market.

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The ministry also organized an exhibition showcasing Indonesia’s best practices in opening up the labor market for people with disabilities at the G20 LEMM venue.

Several non-governmental organizations, such as DNetwork and Menembus Batas, participated in the exhibition to show the participation of various stakeholders in the development of a more inclusive labor market in Indonesia.

In addition to developing a more inclusive labor market, Indonesia has raised three other priority issues at the G20 LEMM, namely human resource capacity development for sustainable productivity, sustainable job creation, as well as adoption of more effective worker protection policies to improve their resilience.

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