Meet focusses on future of work post-COVID-19

Izah Azahari

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong attended the Asia-Pacific Regional Event for the International Labour Organization (ILO) Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work via video conferencing yesterday.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Event was virtually opened by Director General of ILO Guy Ryder, and introduced by ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific Tomoko Nishimoto.

The Minister of Home Affairs alongside other ministers of labour from the Asia-Pacific region, senior government officials, workers and employer representatives attended two high-level tripartite discussions and a summary session on the nature of a post COVID-19 future of work and regional case studies on policy approaches towards supporting enterprises and protecting workers in the region.

The Asia-Pacific Regional Event concluded with a summary of discussions and scenarios based on the ILO Centenary Declaration to guide future actions of the ILO for the region.

Between July 1-2 and July 7-9, the ILO’s Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work is scheduled to also include other sessions for the five regions, a Regional Day, a Global Leaders’ Day and ILO Constituents’ Day.

The Brunei delegation included Permanent Secretary (Safety, Welfare and Law) at the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Acting Deputy Permanent Secretary at the MoHA Haji Azmi bin Haji Hafneh, Acting Commissioner of Labour Muhd Saufi bin Haji Ibrahim, Assistant Commissioner of Labour Rozan Justin Teo bin Haji Azlan, as well as officials from MoHA and the Labour Department.

Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong during the video conferencing. PHOTO: MOHA