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Yang Berhormat, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, the Minister of Home Affairs, had attended the 108th International Labour Conference (ILC) from 18-19 June 2018 in Geneva, Switzerland.
This year's ILC, held from 10-21 June 2019, brings together nearly 6,000 delegates – representing workers, employers and governments - from the ILO's 187 member states from around the globe to exchange views and determine solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and celebrate the Centenary anniversary of the International Labour Organization. Also on the agenda of the 108th session of the ILC is the adoption of a new ILO standard related to violence and harassment in the world of work as well as an ILO Centenary Declaration to commemorate the Organization's anniversary.
The Conference was opened on Monday 10 June by the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder. In his Opening Invention during the Conference Opening, the Director-General had said "the uncertainties and insecurities of our time…underline just how fundamental the achievement of social justice is to stability and to peace, and how vital access to decent work is to the advancement of human well-being".
On 18 June 2018, the Minister of Home Affairs had delivered his plenary statement to the Conference. He congratulated the International Labour Organization on celebrating its 100th Centenary and underscored the work of the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work and their Report on "Work for a Brighter Future".
"The Global Commission report exceptionally calls for decisive action in anticipation of a future where technological advances and the greening of supply chains within economies will see a mismatch between the skills of now to the jobs needed for tomorrow" the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs said in his plenary address.
In his plenary statement the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs had also shared that lifelong learning and upskilling and reskilling is a core facet of Brunei Darussalam's Vision 2035 and progress has been made to integrate skills development into governance.
"Today: our national education and training institutions are actively engaging with businesses to build curriculums that meet the future demands of industry, we are adapting syllabuses through our Centre for Capacity-Building to ensure job-seekers are marketable and employable, we are working to bridge graduate job-seekers to the job market through our JobCentre Brunei and the i-Ready Apprenticeship Programme. Ultimately, we are forging equitable and sustainable employment continuity through essential engagement between policy-makers and the private sector to craft strategies that are multi-faceted, resolute and purposeful." the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs said.
Prior to his plenary statement, the Honourable Minister of Home Affairs had attended the ASEAN Labour Ministers' Breakfast Meeting hosted by the Minister of Labour of the Kingdom of Thailand, held at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva.
Also attending the 108th International Labour Conference as part of Brunei Darussalam delegation were Legislative Council Member, Honorable Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Awang Haji Abdul Rahman, Hajah Masurai binti Haji Masri, Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to Geneva, Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law), Ministry of Home Affairs, Muhd Saufi bin Haji Ibrahim, Acting Commissioner of Labour, Nurliyana Fatin Arifin, Manpower Planning Council member and senior government officials from the Permanent Mission of Brunei Darussalam to the United Nation in Geneva and the Department of Labour.
Brunei Darussalam has been a member state of the ILO since January 2007.
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