Deputy Minister of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep joined other ASEAN member states’ labor officials to attend the 25th ASEAN Labor Ministers Meeting (ALMM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 28.
Themed “Promoting Green Jobs for Equity and the Inclusive Growth of ASEAN Community”, the meeting looked to review activities in the labor sector over the past two years and discussed measures to promote green jobs in the region.
|Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep (centre) attends the 25th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting__Photo: VNA
Speaking highly of the ASEAN high-level meetings’ adoption of declarations on jobs and those enhancing labor safety and hygiene, the labor officials underlined that this would help promote green jobs, settle environmental impacts, and build the sustainable economy towards creating more jobs and ensuring social welfare for workers.
The documents will serve as a basis for ASEAN members to develop an integrated and equal society, they said.
In addition, the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, which has already been ratified by ASEAN leaders, was given special attention at the event.
The participants lauded efforts made by all ASEAN member states, as well as the working group on compiling the ASEAN Consensus, in building and completing the regional action plan for the 2018-2025 period. They said that this is a vivid illustration of the member nations’ commitments to realizing the consensus, overall contributing to protecting the rights of migrant workers.
They also spent time reviewing and approving the ALMM’s terms of references and adopted a joint statement.- (VNA/VLLF)