Call to Action for Employment Recovery by Minister of Manpower for G20 Members

Badung– Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah called on G20 Manpower Ministers to cooperatively recover global conditions from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The current conditions and future challenges can only be solved by enhancing the cooperation.” Minister of Manpower, Ida Fauziyah conveyed in her speech at the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers Networking Dinner with Social Partners in Badung, Bali, Tuesday (13/9/2022).

The Minister of Manpower expressed her hope to the G20 Manpower Ministers by saying a Balinese wisdom “Raket sekadi sampat lidi” (stick together like a broom stick).

“This powerful word of wisdom portrays  the power of unity. I am very pleased to witness the value in this meeting,” he said.

The Minister of Manpower also appreciated the G20 Manpower Ministers attendance which not only means their support for the G20 Presidency of Indonesia, but also demonstrated all G20 members’ commitment to collectively solve global global challenges.

“Looking at the all participant’s enthusiasm today, I am very optimistic, we can do our best to improve global employment conditions together,” she said.

The Minister of Manpower also appreciated the G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) delegates who were enthusiastic to discuss and agree on various important points in the EWG forum. One of the those important points is the human capacity development in the world of work and lifelong learning, one of which is a bottom-up approach through Community Based Vocational Training (CBVT).

In addition, the agreement which was made also concerning the importance of updating the G20 skills strategy, strengthening the inclusive labor market to accommodate persons with disabilities, a good investment climate and job creation through MSMEs by increasing business scale, as well as the principles of adaptive labor protection for workers in the uncertain world of work.

The Minister of Manpower also welcomed the Joint statements of Labor 20 (L20) and Business 20 (B20) which showed the spirit of G20 main theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger”.

“I believe this will give great impacts at the national and global levels to face the employment challenges in the midst of the world uncertainty,” he said.

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