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The ASEAN High-Level Ministerial Conference On Human Resource Development For The Changing World Of Work

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Bandar Seri Begawan, 16 September 2020 - The Minister of Home Affairs, Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr.) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, had attended the ASEAN High-Level Ministerial Conference on Human Resource Development for the Changing World of Work on 16 September 2020 via video conferencing. 

The ASEAN High-Level Ministerial Conference was launched by Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, The Socialist Republic Of Vietnam, Dao Ngoc Dung and was attended by ASEAN Labour Ministers and ASEAN Education Ministers as well as the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, and the Secretary General of ASEAN Secretariat Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi. The Conference was held to launch and adopt the Roadmap of the ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development for the Changing World of Work as well as to launch the ASEAN TVET Council.

In the conference, the Ministers adopted the Roadmap of the ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development for the Changing World of Work. The Declaration was endorsed during the 36th ASEAN Summit on the 26 June 2020 under the theme "Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN". This Roadmap translates the commitments in the ASEAN Declaration on Human Resources Development for the Changing World of Work into concrete actions that contribute to the attainment of the ASEAN Vision 2025 of a people-oriented, people-centred ASEAN Community where people can enjoy higher quality of life and the benefits of community building. This Roadmap also supports one of the key purposes of ASEAN, as stipulated in the ASEAN Charter, which is to develop human resources through closer cooperation in education and lifelong learning, and in science, technology, for the empowerment of the peoples of ASEAN and for the strengthening of the ASEAN Community.

Meanwhile, the ASEAN TVET Council is a multi-sectoral/cross-sectoral body which aims to develop a world-class ASEAN labour force that is responsive to the changing needs of the labour market. This contributes to the realization of the collective commitments of ASEAN in the ASEAN charter and other ASEAN commitments related to human resources.

During the conference, the Minister of Home Affairs shared the best practices in providing enabling policies and environment to encourage private sector leadership in human resources development in Brunei Darussalam. The Minister also mentioned that "continuous efforts are made to empower the capacity of the country's human resources so that their role and involvement in constructing the country's development can be increased. Therefore, the private sector is urged to play a more active and leading role in improving the capability and capacity of the human resources."

Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud led the delegation of Brunei Darussalam in the partnership session which was held via video conferencing at the Ministry of Home Affairs building. The session's objective was to facilitate information sharing by ASEAN Dialogue Partners on their respective priorities of cooperation with ASEAN pertaining to human resources development and areas of interest for future cooperation, particularly with regard to the Roadmap. This session includes an exchange of views with stakeholders.

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

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