The 6th Abu Dhabi Dialogue Discusses the Protection of Migrant Workers


Suara.com – The Government of Indonesia through the Minister of Manpower (Menaker), Ida Fauziyah attended the VI meeting at the level of the Minister of Manpower of Member Countries Sending (Colombo Process) and Receiving Countries of Migrant Workers (Sixth Abu Dhabi Dialogue Ministerial Consultation) for two days (26-27 October 2021) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. ADD is a forum for bringing together 12 sending countries and 6 receiving countries for migrant workers, and 2 observers countries.

The 20 member countries of the Abu Dhabi Dialogue Forum are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam; and six destination Gulf countries, namely Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia; and two observers, namely Sweden and Switzerland. The Government of Indonesia (Kemnaker) itself is one of the initiators of the formation of the Colombo Process forum.

According to Ida Fauziyah, the ADD meeting is the right moment for the Government of Indonesia to promote Indonesia’s strategy to protect and empower migrant workers.

“This is also a follow-up to the President’s directive regarding the importance of the issue of protecting and empowering migrant workers, which is one of the main focuses of the Indonesian government,” said Ida Fauziyah on Tuesday, (10/26/2021).

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The Ministerial Forum of ADD Member States, which is a regular meeting every 2 years, this year was held by the United Arab Emirates (PEA) as Chair and was held in a hybrid manner. Two years ago, the 5th ADD consultation forum was chaired by Sri Lanka, and the Chair for the next 2 years period, will be held by Pakistan in the VII ADD.

In the opening session at the VI ADD on 26 October 2021, under the chairmanship of the United Arab Emirates, Ida proposed four things that need to be agreed between the sending and receiving countries in order to achieve safe and fair migration. First, encourage improvement of working conditions for female migrant workers. Second, share labor market information and encourage skills recognition.

Third, encourage the use of technology in the fast, transparent, accountable and safe management of the placement and migration of migrant workers. Fourth, encourage the development of international management related to migration by involving all stakeholders from countries of origin, countries of transit, and countries of destination.

“On the agenda for the adoption of the Joint Ministerial Declaration which will be held on October 27, 2021, the Government of Indonesia will encourage the commitment of the members of the ADD forum to agree on the importance of protecting migrant workers who are of common interest in realizing a just, orderly and safe migration, as well as improving the welfare of workers. migrants and their families,” said Ida Fauziyah accompanied by the Head of the Ministry of Manpower Cooperation Bureau, Muhammad Arif Hidayat.

The VI ADD Ministerial Consultation Forum was attended by Ministers along with delegations from ADD Member States and Observers from elements of Government/Agencies Affiliated to the Government, Inter-State Unions/Inter-Governmental Agencies, Local Governments, Non-Governmental Organizations, International Organizations, Federation of Entrepreneurs National and International, and Private Sector Organizations.

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Source: Suara.com – Berita Terbaru Bisnis, Ekonomi, Investasi Indonesia by www.suara.com.

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