ASEAN senior labour officials gather online for 16th meeting hinh anh 1Ha Thi Minh Duc, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks at the 16th ASEAN Senior Labour Officials’ Meeting on October 26 (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) - The 16th ASEAN Senior Labour Officials’ Meeting (SLOM) took place via video conference on October 26, with the participation of representatives from the 10 member states and the ASEAN Secretariat.

Speaking in Hanoi, Ha Thi Minh Duc, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department at the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, updated officials on the progress and roadmap for implementing the ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development for the Changing World of Work.

Vietnam wishes to enhance ties with other member countries and relevant international organisations to effectively carry out the declaration’s implementation roadmap, she said.

Participants were provided with updates from the ASEAN Secretariat on progress in implementing decisions at ASEAN meetings regarding SLOM, along with information on the bloc’s recently-approved statements.

The Secretariat also spoke about the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework and its implementation plan.

Member countries considered and agreed upon labour-related work plans for 2021-2025.

The SLOM is an annual meeting aiming to review the implementation of activities by three working groups: the SLOM Working Group on Progressive Labour Practices to Enhance the Competitiveness of ASEAN, the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers, and the ASEAN Occupational Safety and Health Network./.
VNA