Indonesia takes over G20 Employment WG Presidency from Italy

Indonesia takes over G20 Employment WG Presidency from Italy

Manpower Ministry's secretary general and Indonesia's G20 Employment Working (EWG) in 2022 chairman, Anwar Sanusi. (ANTARA/HO-Kemnaker/FR)

This theme mirrors our collective spirit to improve manpower condition during and after the pandemic, including in facing the challenges of technological transformation and future of work
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government, through the Manpower Ministry, took over the Presidency of the G20 Forum's Employment Working Group (EWG) from Italy virtually during the G20 EWG Hand Over Meeting on Wednesday.

 

This marked Indonesia as the official chairman of G20 EWG in 2022.

 

The G20 EWG would be themed 'Improving the Employment Condition to Recover', the Manpower Ministry's secretary general, Anwar Sanusi, said in a written statement received here on Thursday.

 

This will support Indonesia's G20 Presidency goal, namely 'Recover Together, Recover Stronger', he said.


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"This theme mirrors our collective spirit to improve manpower condition during and after the pandemic, including in facing the challenges of technological transformation and future of work," Sanusi explained.

 

There are four priority issues that will become the focus of discussions concerning this theme: sustainable job creation amid a changing world of work, inclusive labor market and affirmative jobs for persons with disabilities, human capacity development for sustainable growth of productivity, and adaptive labor protection in the changing world of work, he informed.


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According to Sanusi, who is also the chairman of Indonesia's G20 EWG in 2022, the priority issues will be discussed four times in the EWG meeting, which will be held in both online and offline formats.

 

"Th result of this meeting will then be adopted during the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting that is planned to be held in Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara, next year," he said.

 

He then requested the support, participation, and contribution of all G20 members to help make Indonesia's Presidency a success, especially with regards to the priority issues.

 

In addition, he also introduced a new Troika member, the Indian government, as a candidate for the G20 Presidency in 2023.

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