Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep (centre) attends the 25th ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (ALMM).(Photo: VNA)

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) –
Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs Doan Mau Diep joined other ASEAN member states’ labour officials to attend the 25th ASEAN Labour 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 labour sector over the past two years and discussed measures to promote green jobs in the region.

Speaking highly of the ASEAN high-level meetings’ adoption of declarations on jobs and those enhancing labour safety and hygiene, the labour 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 realising 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