Minister of Manpower: G20-LEMM in Bali Ready to be Held

Badung —The Ministry of Manpower stated it’s prepared to organize the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers’ Meeting (G20-LEMM) in Bali from September 13 to 14, 2022.

This year’s G20-LEMM deals with the theme “Improving the Employment Conditions to Recover Together”.

The Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah said that Ministry of Manpower had prepared for the smooth running of the G20-LEMM.

“As the host, we are ready to hold the G20-LEMM agenda, both substantially and technically. We are optimistic that the event will run well to contribute the great benefits for the world of work,” the Minister of Manpower said through a Press Release of the Ministry of Manpower’s Public Relations Bureau, Tuesday (13/9/2022).

The Minister of Manpower said that 20 Manpower Ministers from 20 G20 member countries, 4 Manpower Ministers from 4 G20 permanent observer countries, 5 Manpower Ministers from 5 regional forum chairmen, 7 international organization leaders, and 5 G20 engagements chairmen will the attend the G20-LEMM meeting.

The even series begins on 13 September 2022 with the event in the form of an opening, followed by a joint statement from 9 countries, and closed with a gala dinner.

While on 14 September  2022, the event will begin with a welcoming speech by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia, KH Ma’ruf Amin and remarks by the Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah.

Next, there will be 5 forums in the meeting. Session (1) discusses global labor market updates and reports from international organizations. Session (2) sharing by social organizations and G20 groups and their commitment in responding to global issues for recovering stronger together.

Sessions (3 and 4) ministerial statements on EWG declarations and priorities. Session (5) adoption of ministerial declarations and annexes.

Additional information, the G20-LEMM is an annual international forum that brings together the Ministers of Manpower from G20 member countries since 1999.

Indonesia and China to Hold G20 Entrepreneurship Roundtable Conference

Badung— Indonesia and China plan to hold the G20 Entrepreneurship Roundtable Conference (ERC). The G20 ERC aims to support the development of sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship, as well as the creation of more stable employment.

The plan came out when the Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower, Anwar Sanusi, held a bilateral meeting with the Chinese delegation on the side-lines of the first day of the 6th Meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group (EWG Meeting) in Bali (12/9/ 2022).

Anwar Sanusi explained, Indonesia as the G20 EWG Presidency will collaborate with the Chinese Government to conduct a G20 ERC side event on October 20, 2022 in a hybrid manner in Indonesia and China. This event will involve G20 member countries, international organizations, entrepreneurs, academia, and other stakeholders associated to entrepreneurship issues and job opportunities expansion.

“Currently, the ERC and Indonesian Government are conducting discussions to finalize the event and determine the panellists who will be involved, as well as contributions to the event,” he said.

He explained that the G20 ERC idea emerged as a support for priority issues raised by the Indonesia G20 Presidency in the G20 EWG forum, particularly the issue of sustainable job creation towards a changing world of work. Through this event, the delegates are expected to be able to explore more effective methodologies and best practices in promoting entrepreneurship, in order to expand job creation is applicable in G20 countries.

“In addition, we hope that the joint work between G20 member countries can be further strengthened and expanded to mutually commit in supporting the development of each country’s entrepreneurship,” he said.

In addition to the G20 ERC, this bilateral meeting also discussed about strengthening cooperation in following up on Adaptive Labor Protection, as well as strengthening cooperation in the field of employment with the Chinese Government in increasing human resource capacity for functional Industrial Relations Mediator employees.

Ministry of Manpower Commences the Exhibition at G20 Forum in the Field of Employment

Badung–The Ministry of Manpower is holding an exhibition as an employment issues showcasing promoted by the Indonesian G20 Presidency. This exhibition represents the main theme and 4 priority issues that have been discussed in the G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) meeting.

“The goal is to show that the Indonesian G20 Presidency is not only a technical concept, but also a role model as we have echoed at the G20 EWG Meeting forum,” the Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah said after site visiting the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM) Exhibition in Badung, Bali, Monday (12/9/2022).

The Minister of Manpower said that the Indonesia G20 Presidency embraces the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”. Meanwhile, in the field of employment, we deal with our main theme “Improving the Employment Condition to Recover Together”.

According to the Minister of Manpower, the Indonesian Government’s view on the world economy recovery, as well as the anticipation on a number of global employment dynamics, requires the collaboration and cooperation among all nations.

“Since collaboration and cooperation will accelerate and ensure inclusiveness, no country will be left behind in the development process ,” the Minister Ida Fauziyah explained.

The G20 Presidency event series in the field of employment holds from 12 to 14 September 2022 in Bali. The event series consist of the 6th  G20 Employment Working Group (EWG Meeting), 2022 G20 OSHNet Annual Meeting, and  G20 Labor and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM).

Opening the 6th EWG, Ministry of Manpower: The Success of the Working Group is the Success of the G20

Badung– The Ministry of Manpower as the focal point of the Indonesian G20 Presidency in the field of employment launched the 6th meeting of the Employment Working Group (EWG) in Bali, .

In this 6th meeting, the Ministry of Manpower is optimistic that the EWG will approve the formulation of the G20 Minister of Manpower Declaration. Considering that this declaration will be one of the successful determinants in the implementation of the G20 in the field of employment.

“The success of our working group is the success of the G20,” Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower, Anwar Sanusi said in front of the 6th EWG delegates in Badung, Bali, Monday (12/9/2022).

Anwar Sanusi, who serves as Chair of the EWG, said that the discussion went dynamically by taking various current contexts into account. However, the main goal of discussion is being able to recover the economic conditions, especially global employment conditions more quickly, must be prioritized.

“We recognize the differences in the contexts and views throughout the meeting. However, these differences should not hinder the efforts we made, instead they should fuel us to achieve the outputs that we had planned at the beginning of this presidency,” Anwar Sanusi said.

After chairing the first day of the 6th EWG Meeting, Anwar Sanusi explained that this meeting discussed assessment indicators for the implementation of supporting persons with disabilities in accessing the inclusive labor market information. “What the indicators are, what instruments that can be used to conduct assessments, assessment of the extent to which we provide spaces for people with disabilities for them to obtain opportunities especially in the job market,” Anwar Sanusi continued.

Anwar Sanusi explained that Indonesia has had an instrument of partiality to people with disabilities in the world of work through Law Number 18 of 2016 concerning Persons with Disabilities, along with its derivative regulations.

“Another issue addressed is creating sustainable employment opportunities, especially by providing spaces for the MSME and informal sectors, so they can play a role in increasing economic enterprises, as well as employment,” Anwar Sanusi added.

Another matter that was discussed on the first day was efforts to elevate HR competencies in facing the digitalization era and updating the G20 skills strategy. Additionally, this meeting also discussed about vocational training based community.

Government Commits to Build a Friendly Employment Climate for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)

Jakarta—Government of Indonesia committed to continuous improvement in employment protection, including for persons with disabilities as part of Indonesian workforce. Increased protection is carried out to respond the digital era which significantly impacts world of work.

“When it comes to employment protection for persons with disabilities, Government is committed to providing inclusive protection for them,” as the Director General of Labor Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health, Ministry of Manpower, Haiyani Rumondang said through a Public Relation Bureau of Manpower Ministry, Monday (12/9/2022).

Director General Haiyani conveyed during her speech as a speaker at the 1st International Conference on Manpower and Sustainable Development (IMSIDE): Transformation of Manpower in the Changing World of Work, held in Bali.

“Protection for persons with disabilities is in line with the mandate of the Law Number 13/2003 concerning Manpower Articles 5, 6 and 67, that the state guarantees equality and non-discriminatory treatment in obtaining a job, also the state requires entrepreneurs to provide protection to disabled workers.” said Director General Haiyani.

“This equal right implementation is commonly referred to as Inclusive Labour which is an employment concept that deliberates human rights by involving and integrating everyone on an equal basis”, added Director General Haiyani.

“Equality in employment aspects will ensure the process of recruitment, job placement, job training, and career development are carried out equally without discriminating persons with disabilities,” explained Director General Haiyani. Furthermore, she mentioned that the obligatory requirements for employers, include the government, State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN and BUMD) to employ persons with

disabilities constituting at least two percent of their employees. Meanwhile, the private sectors are required to employ at least on percent of the total number the total employee force.

Still at this occasion, she also conveyed the importance of taking objective and balanced steps between employees and employers. Thus, the government imposes administrative sanctions for private and non-private entrepreneurs who do not ease the persons with disabilities.

On the other hand, she said, the government will give appreciation as in national awards to private and non-private entrepreneurs who have created decent work opportunities for persons with disabilities. “This award has been given from 2015 to 2021 both to local governments, State-Owned Enterprises, and the private sectors,” she said.

Ministry of Manpower is to host G20 Minister Manpower Meeting in Bali

Jakarta- Ministry of Manpower is prepared to organize G20 Manpower Minister meeting in Bali. The meeting series will be held on 12-14 September 2022.

“Thank God, we’ve prepared the substantial and technical preparation in the best way possible. Hopefully the event will work effectively and provide results that we expect,” as Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziah said through Public Relation Bureau of Manpower Ministry, Sunday (11/9/2022).

“We are also thankful for all parties, include Kadin (the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry), B20, L20, and Bali Province Government for the support to this event’s successfulness,” added Minister Ida.

The event series in Bali consist of the 6th G20 Employment Working Group/EWG Meeting), 2022 G20 OSHNet Annual Meeting, and Labor and Employment Ministers Meeting/LEMM.

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

The meeting series will be attended by G20 Manpower Ministers, invited countries, international organizations, and some engagement groups,” explained Minister Ida.

G20 Indonesia Presidency of Manpower deals with the main theme Improving the Employment Condition to Recover Together. The theme then is derived into 4 priority issues discussed in EWG meeting.

Our main target is the G20 countries agree on G20 Minister of Manpower Declaration as discussed in EWG forum”, said Minister Ida.

G20 DMM IN BELITUNG MADE HISTORY, AGREEMENTS ON MULTILATERALISM COMMITMENT TO BLENDED FINANCE

Belitung, September 9, 2022 – The Ministry of National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency concluded the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting (DMM) held in Belitung from September 7-9, 2022. Minister of National Development Planning/Head of National Development Planning Agency, Suharso Monoarfa, explained that the meeting underlined the commitment and relevance of G20 as the main forum for international economic cooperation which aims to narrow development gaps and eradicate global poverty. “This is the second time in G20 history that we can gather Ministers of Development from G20 member states, invited countries, and heads of international organizations to unite shared commitment in supporting development actions,” said Minister Suharso said in Belitung on Thursday (8 September).

The meeting also made history through the selection of Belitung as host, which was the first time for the city to hold an international meeting for ministers from 20 countries with the largest economy in the world.  Belitung is a representation of a process of development and tangible transition from reliance on the extractive industry, namely tin mining, to a development of an inclusive and sustainable tourism sector.

“This shows that development achievements cannot be realized overnight. Achieving the transition requires strong commitment, concrete policies, and government consistency. This is the impression we would like to convey to the G20 Development Ministers and all delegates,” Minister Suharso said.

G20 DMM discussed several developments focuses, from accelerating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals, expanding innovative financing scale through blended finance, improving productivity and competitiveness of MSMEs, optimizing adaptive social protection, to transforming the economy with the implementation of green economy and blue economy through low-carbon development and climate-resilient development.

The G20 Ministers of Development will cooperate with developing countries, international organizations, multilateral development banks, and other stakeholders to have international development cooperations which cover policy research, dialogue platforms, North-South Cooperation, as well as South-South and Triangular Cooperation.

“As one of our concrete contributions, the government of Indonesia also initiated the establishment of Global Blended Financial Alliance,” Minister Suharso said. The G20 DMM was the highlight of Development Working Group Meetings that were held in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, and Bali, which resulted in two deliverables, namely the G20 Roadmap for Stronger Recovery and Resilience in Developing Countries, including LDCs and SIDS; as well as G20 Principles to Scales Up Blended Finance in Developing Countries, including LDCs and SIDS. In response to geopolitical tensions as well as their negative effects, the 2022 G20 DMM agreed that development challenges require collaboration as well as a more inclusive and optimum multilateralism through the formulation of collective actions. “Amid the challenges and differences of opinions in responding to such challenges, it is not an easy task to find a middle ground. Nevertheless, I am proud that the G20 Ministers of Development are present and discuss the crucial issues in the development sector, particularly by putting forward the perspective of developing countries,” Minister Suharso said.

BAPPENAS WELCOMES PT DI-AIRBUS AGREEMENT ON AEROSTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AT G20 DMM SIDE EVENT

Belitung, 7 September 2022 – Minister for National Development Planning/Head of Bappenas Suharso Monoarfa witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus on cooperative improvement of the Aerostructure and Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) business at the “Harnessing the Ecosystem of Aerospace Industry in Indonesia” G20 Development Ministerial Meeting (DMM) Side Event in Belitung on 7-8 September 2022. “I welcome this collaboration between PT DI and Airbus as a sign of capacity expansion within the framework of global collaboration. This MoU is expected to further advance the cooperation between the two companies, as well as increase the participation of the Indonesian aerospace industry in the global aerospace industry value chain. We hope that this will also trigger new collaborations in the future,” Minister Suharso said in Belitung, Wednesday (7/8).

The signing of the MoU was also witnessed by the French Minister of Development and the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas’ Deputy for Economic Affairs Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti. PT DI CEO Gita Amperiawan said this MoU was very strategic for PT DI, especially in terms of increasing its role in the industrial ecosystem. “The signing of this MoU is expected to boost the competence and business value of PT Dirgantara Indonesia’s aerostructure, which is estimated to reach US$500 million in the next 10 years. With this collaboration, PT Dirgantara Indonesia is expected to increase its role in developing the domestic industrial ecosystem,” said Gita.

Through the production of the N219 aircraft, PT DI aims to increase its contribution in efforts to expand connectivity and accessibility, both between large and small cities, as well as between small cities. The N219 is designed to be able to meet the needs of operations in regional characteristics which are areas with high elevation, short takeoff and landing ranges on runways, short airport operating times, unpredictable weather, limited airport facilities, and areas with geographical conditions in the mountains, which are difficult to reach.

The N219 aircraft has also met the Domestic Component Level by 44.69%, according to Presidential Regulation No. 12/2021 on Amendments to Presidential Regulation No. 16/2018 on Government Procurement of Goods/Services. As a way to face global market competition, the N219 aircraft has also pocketed certification from the Ministry of Industry. “PT DI and Airbus agrees on how we can strengthen strategic cooperation. Not only placing Indonesia as a market, but also how PT DI has significantly become a player in the aviation industry,” explained Gita.

INDONESIA PRIORITIZES BLUE ECONOMY AND GREEN ECONOMY IMPLEMENTATION DURING G20 DMM SIDE EVENT

Belitung, 6 September 2022 The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas will hold a side event at the 2022 G20 Development Ministerial Meeting (DMM) entitled “The Development of Indonesia’s Blue Economy Roadmap” in Belitung, on 7-8 September 2022.

The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas’ Deputy for Economic Affairs Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti emphasized that the agenda plays an important role in preparing Indonesia’s Blue Economy Roadmap, which is a follow up to the Indonesian Blue Economy Development Framework, launched in 2021.

“This is an opportunity to emphasize the enormous potential of Indonesia’s marine economy which, if utilized optimally, will contribute significantly to the recovery and transformation of the nation’s economy, especially to increase employment, productivity, and added value to the economy,” Amalia said in Belitung on Tuesday (6/9).

The side event is held to fulfill three main targets. First is to propose and promote the Blue Economy Roadmap as one of the solutions to support economic transformation on the national level. Second, to become a forum for learning best practices and success stories of countries of nations that have created and developed blue economies of their own. Lastly, the third is to build potential collaborations in the design and implementation of Indonesia’s Blue Economy Roadmap. “It is hoped that an inclusive and sustainable Blue Economy strategy can be designed to improve the welfare of the community, considering that Indonesia is a maritime country with enormous potential to develop and manage its maritime resources,” Amalia explained.

The three targets are in line with Priority 1 of the G20 Development Working Group, namely Strengthening Recovery from the Covid-19 Pandemic and Ensuring Resilience in Developing Countries, Underdeveloped Countries, and Archipelagic Countries through the three key pillars of Micro, Small, and Medium Scale Enterprises (MSME); Adaptive Social Protection; and Low-Carbon and Green and Blue Economies. These priorities from the foundation of one of the deliverables at the 2022 G20 DMM, namely the G20 Roadmap for Stronger Recovery and Resilience in Developing Countries, Least Developed Countries (LDC), and Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

Indonesia encourages G20 member countries to support joint action in prioritizing low-carbon green and blue economic development in developing countries, especially in terms of planning, capacity building, and preparing action plans related to financing and investment. The Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas is currently developing a Blue Economy Roadmap for Indonesia with support from local and international partners, including the UN Resident Coordinator, International Labor Organization (ILO), UN Environment Program, ARISE+ Indonesia, and the EcoNusa Foundation. The roadmap seeks to bridge the transition to a more sustainable blue economy through the conservation and responsible use of marine and coastal resources to benefit future generations, as well as guide policies and programs to realize the Indonesia 2045 Vision – especially the target to move Indonesia out of the middle-income trap before 2045.

The “Development of Indonesia’s Blue Economy Roadmap” side event also brings together policy makers in Indonesia, ministries/agencies, the central government, the Bangka-Belitung Provincial Government, associations, universities, and non-government organizations that are involved in the blue economic sector. 

Additionally, representatives of various international institutions, as well as representatives of delegations and embassies, mainly from G20 Countries, were also present to discuss the development of the Indonesia Blue Economy Development Roadmap and provide lessons learned from countries that have developed similar roadmaps.

The discussion was held over two days of implementation, namely the Indonesia’s Blue Economy Roadmap Development seminar on 7 September 2022, which carried three sessions including “Exploring the Existing Condition of Indonesia’s Blue Economy Sector”, “Possible Scenarios of the Blue Economy Development Strategy”, and “Initiatives in the Scope of Blue Economy Development Implementation”.

On the second day, 8 September 2022, there will be a showcase session entitled “Blue Economy Initiatives”, which will discuss the importance of the role of local initiatives from the government, non-government organizations, and individuals.

The speakers’ sustainable and inclusive blue economy perspectives will enrich the material for the development of Indonesia’s Blue Economy Roadmap, thus contributing to Indonesia’s key strategies and initiatives to balance conservation, sustainable use, and management of its marine and coastal resources.

“In the end, the G20 Side Event is expected to trigger collaboration across sectors and stakeholders in improving human welfare and contributing to the global transition towards a more sustainable ocean economy and its prosperity. The implementation of the Blue Economy Roadmap will also support Indonesia’s economic transformation in the medium and long term, while contributing to the creation of decent jobs and increasing community resilience to climate change,” concluded Amalia.

BAPPENAS & PT DIRGANTARA INDONESIA HOLD SIDE EVENT AT G20 DEVELOPMENT MINISTERIAL MEETING TO DISCUSS AEROSPACE INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

As part of the G20 Indonesia 2022 Presidency, the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas, together with PT Dirgantara Indonesia, held the G20 Development Ministerial Meeting Side Event in Belitung on 7-8 September. The theme of the side event is “Harnessing the Ecosystem of Aerospace Industry in Indonesia”.

“This agenda aims to provide space for policy makers, development actors, and international partners to showcase good practices, challenges, and lessons and experiences learned within the aerospace industry that are relevant to the Indonesian context, as well as to increase collaboration between G20 countries,” the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas’ Deputy for Economic Affairs Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti said on Tuesday (6/9).

On the sidelines of the side event, which consists of a high-level panel on 7 September and an international seminar on 8 September, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed between PT Dirgantara Indonesia and Airbus to support the growth of the national aerospace industry and strengthen its ecosystem.

“The Indonesian government believes that the potential of technology in the aerospace industry is an extraordinary asset that needs to be managed accordingly, with improved and enhanced capacity and capability to strengthen and support the country’s economic and defensive security,” Amalia added.

One of the main points of discussion of the side event is a cooperation scheme which will be able to guarantee the achievement of independent goals in the long-term and invite new breakthroughs that can be conveyed by potential strategic partners. The Indonesian government considers policy synergy a very important aspect of accelerating the improvement of industrial independence and competitiveness, especially within the defense and aerospace industries.

“The results of this side event are hopefully the creation of policy recommendations for Indonesia’s aerospace industry as input for the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas’ in identifying opportunities to increase cooperation with global companies and industries. Doing so will help strengthen the national aerospace industry and accelerate the realization of the 2020-2045 Aerospace Industry Ecosystem Development Roadmap,” Amalia added.

The G20 Development Ministerial Meeting Side Event was also attended by Indonesian policymakers, as well as representatives of Indonesia’s aerospace industry, representatives of state-owned companies and private companies, various representatives of the manufacturing industry, as well as those from the Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) and Aviation industries.

“The Indonesian government prioritizes aerospace as one of the focuses in the 2022 Indonesia G20 Presidency, one of which is realized through a side-event that presents representatives of the main industries from G20 countries, where it is very important to understand how the aerospace industries of other countries are developing,” concluded Amalia.