Ministry of Manpower Encourages Development of Employment Policy Indicators that Are Friendly to Vulnerable Groups – The Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower, Anwar Sanusi, on the last day of the second meeting of the G20 Employment Working Group (EWG Meeting), suggested that the G20 develop indicators of employment policies that are friendly to vulnerable groups.

“The offer received a response from almost all participants on how these indicators can be used in their respective countries. We agree that all countries will review it and we will discuss it at the next meeting,” he said after giving Closing Remarks for the second meeting of the G20 Labor Sector Working Group. (The 2nd Employment Working Group/EWG Meeting) in Yogyakarta, Thursday (12/5/2022).

In the last session, the EWG II delegation also formulated a zero draft or initial draft of a declaration to be declared by the Ministers of Manpower of the G20 members, at the Labor and Employment Ministerial Meeting.

“We agreed on a time frame so that the zero draft concept becomes the final draft. Because it takes time to finalize the draft related to this declaration. Because this declaration is binding,” he said.

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EWG II will take place from 10 -12 May 2022 in DIY. The G20 members who attended in person/face to face were Indonesia (President), Australia, Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Japan, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, Argentina, India, and South Africa. Meanwhile, the G20 members who participated virtually were Brazil, China, Russia, Italy, and Mexico.

EWG II was also attended by observer and invited countries and International Organizations such as the ILO, IsDB, World Bank, ADB, OECD, and G20 OSH Net, as well as engagement groups such as C20, L20, Y20, and B20 both in person and virtually.

“They gave their appreciation for the implementation of this EWG. We filled it with productive discussions and they took care of each other, tolerated each other, for the proposals submitted. They even appreciated Indonesia, especially the people of Yogyakarta, for their hospitality, hospitality to physically host ,” said Anwar.

In addition, the era of digitalization and the Covid-19 pandemic poses new challenges for the employment sector. To face these challenges, countries around the world share a common view on the need to improve implementation and develop Occupational Health and Safety (K3).

“Issues related to K3 are very important considering the current conditions. For example, related to global warming, working in a new world of work that uses IT more, so that we can work from home, from our faraway places, or from work. the issues we discussed today,” concluded Anwar.

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