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MINISTER OF HOME AFFAIRS ATTENDS THE 26TH ASEAN LABOUR MINISTERIAL MEETING (26TH ALMM) AND THE 11TH ASEAN LABOUR MINISTERIAL MEETING PLUS THREE (11TH ALMM + 3)

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​The Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, attended the 26th ASEAN Labour Ministerial Meeting (26th ALMM) and the 11th ASEAN Labour Ministerial Meeting Plus Three (11th ALMM + 3) on 28th October 2020 via video conferencing.

The 26th ASEAN Labour Ministerial Meeting (ALMM) was hosted by Minister of Manpower of the Republic of Indonesia, Her Excellency Ida Fauziyah. Attending the 26th ALM and the 11th ALM+3 Meetings were Labour Ministers from respective ASEAN Member States as well as the Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat. The theme of this year's 26th ALMM is "Promoting ASEAN Workers for Competitiveness, Resilience, and Agility on the Future of Work." In the meeting, the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Heads of Delegation shared experiences, ideas and initiatives to increase the competitiveness, resilience and agility of ASEAN workers in taking advantage of opportunities in the future and able to withstand the uncertainty of the new challenges in the world of work. The meeting also recognized the importance of developing a human-centred approach in preparing ASEAN workers to adapt with the transformative changes, such as technological advances, demographic transition and the rise of green economy.

The following documents adopted during the meeting are:

    1. ASEAN Labour Ministers' Work Programme 2021-2025
    2. SLOM-WG Work Plan 2021-2025
    3. ASEAN-OSHNET Work Plan 2021-2025
    4. Updated Action Plan (2018-2025) of the ASEAN Consensus on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers
    5. ASEAN Guidelines on Gender Mainstreaming into Labour and Employment Policies towards Decent Work for All
    6. ASEAN Roadmap for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour by 2025
    7. ASEAN Guidelines on Effective Return and Reintegration of Migrant Workers
    8. ASEAN Guidelines on OSH Risk Management for Small and Medium Enterprises in ASEAN Member States

The 26th ASEAN Labour Ministerial Meeting was followed by the 11th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting Plus Three (11th ALMM+3) in the afternoon. The meeting was attended by the Labour Ministers / Heads of Delegations from the ASEAN Member States as well as Heads of Delegations from the People's Republic of China, Japan and the Republic of Korea as well as His Excellency Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of the ASEAN Secretariat. The Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong delivered information sharing and exchange views on the theme of the 26th ALMM. In his statement, the Minister of Home Affairs emphasized the significance of building resilience in ASEAN's human resources in order to prepare them for the rapid changing world of work. The Minister also shared initiatives that promotes competitiveness, resilience and agility amongst the workforce such as the initiatives carried out by the Manpower Planning and Employment Council in collaboration with Ministry of Development as well as Ministry of Education. These initiatives provide opportunities for the local workforce to upgrade their skills and undergo reskilling programs offered by the relevant government agencies and training providers.

The Brunei Delegation included Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Acting Commissioner of Labour Awang Muhammad Saufi bin Haji Ibrahim, and senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Labour.

Prior to the 26th ALMM and 11th ALMM+3 Meeting, Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud led the delegation of Brunei Darussalam in the 16th Senior Labour Officials' Meeting (16th SLOM) and the 18th Senior Labour Officials' Meeting Plus Three (18th SLOM+3) on 26th and 27th October 2020 which were also held via video conferencing at the Ministry of Home Affairs. The meetings were also attended by Acting Commissioner of Labour Muhammad Saufi bin Haji Ibrahim, and senior officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Labour. The meetings were held in preparation for the 26th ALMM and 11th ALMM + 3 in which the Work Plan for the year 2021-2025 was discussed and reports on projects as well as initiatives implemented by the ASEAN Member States and ASEAN+3 projects were shared and discussed.

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