Indonesia urges ILO to step up support to recover from COVID-19
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Secretary-General of Indonesia’s Ministry of Manpower, Anwar Sanusi, at a meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement, urged the International Labor Organization (ILO) to step up its support for member countries to recover from the impact of COVID-19.
Sanusi made the statement when the Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Manpower, attended the virtual ministerial meeting of members of the Non-Aligned Movement, according to an official statement received in Jakarta on Monday.
“Members of the Non-Aligned Movement must urge the ILO to strengthen support for its members to recover from the impact of COVID-19 on the world of work, in particular on three important issues,” said said Sanusi, representing Minister of Manpower Ida Fauziyah.
Sanusi, in a presentation, stressed that the first area of interest is that the ILO should ensure rapid, affordable and equitable access to COVID-19 immunization for all nations.
Sanusi believes that members of the Non-Aligned Movement should urge the ILO to strengthen its engagement with WHO to achieve this goal.
“The ILO must prioritize vaccination against COVID-19 for health workers and other frontline workers, as well as for key and essential workers, including seafarers in all affected countries,” Sanusi remarked at the meeting attended by 120 member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement.
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In addition, Sanusi expressed support for the efforts of members of the Non-Aligned Movement to bridge the digital divide between the peoples of the country and between nations and mobilized increased development cooperation, including technological and technical support to countries. in development.
Another issue is the development, implementation and adaptation of national human-centered response and recovery plans at the request of member states. Particular attention should be paid to countries with limited capacity to implement the plan.
The meeting also discussed the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Sanusi stressed that the blatant and repeated violations of international law committed by Israel through the occupation and continued aggression in the Palestinian territories have had a significant impact on the socio-economic, working and employment conditions in Palestine.
According to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Manpower, as a member of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Indonesian government and people have helped provide assistance to the Palestinian people, both multilaterally and bilaterally.
“We are ready to work with member countries of the Non-Aligned Movement and relevant international organizations to achieve human-centered recovery through decent work and inclusive growth for all,” said Sanusi.
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