Mon, 03 Oct 2022

BADUNG, Bali, 13th September, 2022 (WAM) -- Indonesia will invite G20 nations at the Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting (LEMM) to develop a more inclusive labour market to provide better job opportunities to people with disabilities, state news agency (ANTARA) quoted the Manpower Minister Ida Fauziyah as saying.

"The inclusiveness of the labour market (will become Indonesia's priority issue, ed.). I think the job market should be opened more for people with disabilities, then community-based competency development (should be improved)," she said in answer to reporters' questions while observing the preparations for the implementation of the 2022 G20 LEMM on Monday.

The G20 LEMM, which has been organised under the Sherpa Track, is a ministerial-level meeting that will follow up on the results of the discussion at the Employment Working Group (EWG) meetings which have been held five times on sustainable job creation, work safety and health, as well as building an inclusive labour market.

The ministerial-level meeting will be held in Jimbaran Village, Badung District, Bali Province, on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the 6th G20 EWG meeting is being held in Jimbaran Village on 12th and 13th September.

According to the minister, Indonesia believes that the current recovery of the global economy from the COVID-19 pandemic must become an opportunity for all countries to strengthen their cooperation to make the job market more inclusive so that no one is left behind.

Hence, the ministry has also organised an exhibition showcasing Indonesia's best practices in opening the job market for persons with disabilities at the venue of the G20 LEMM.

"The goal (of the exhibition, ed.) is to show that Indonesia's G20 Presidency does not only talk about the concepts. However, we also have (concrete) examples or role models (in developing an inclusive job market), as we have always echoed in the G20 EWG Meeting," Fauziyah added.

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

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