EWG devises skill strategy in response to working world changes


Jakarta, Indonesianpost.comThe G20 Employment Working Group (EWG) has formulated a strategy called the G20 Skills Strategy in response to the changes in the working world, the Manpower Ministry’s secretary general, Anwar Sanusi, has said.

During its fifth meeting, EWG finished its entire agenda, including the formulation of the G20 Skills Strategy, he informed in a written statement issued on Saturday.

The EWG is a forum for discussing the economic and social aspects of employment-related policies. The EWG is also a means for G20 members to exchange ideas and best practices in their respective countries.

Meanwhile, G20 is an international forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union that work together to handle major issues. Indonesia is holding the presidency of the grouping this year.

After closing the fifth EWG meeting here on Friday, Sanusi informed that the G20 Skills Strategy includes the identification of job demand in crucial periods, the skills necessary for inclusive manpower development, and investment to develop these skills.

“Then, we have also formulated principles that should be utilized to manage and develop these skills,” he said.

The G20 EWG has overall conducted five meetings, both virtually and face-to-face.

The meetings have been held to produce the G20 Manpower Ministers’ Declaration, which will be read during the Labor and Employment Ministerial Meeting (LEMM) in Bali in September 2022.

The G20 EWG meetings have produced five additional documents or annexes, which are an inseparable part of the declaration document.

The first additional document contains concrete results related to the issue of the inclusive work market and decent work affirmation for people with disabilities. Annex-2 is an additional document on skilled human resources development.

The third document encompasses efforts to encourage entrepreneurship to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as a job creation instrument.

Annex-4 contains more adaptive manpower protection principles to provide optimal protection to workers amid the current dynamic development.

Meanwhile, Annex-5 covers the G20 Skills Strategy. 

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