The Workshop was opened by Francesco d’Ovidio, the new Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia, Wan Zulkifli bin Wan Setapa, Director of Labour Standards Division, Department of Labour of Malaysia and Guntur Witjaksono, Special Assistance to the Manpower Minister for International Relations of the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower.
The ILO, according to Francesco, is committed to improve working conditions of Indonesian migrant workers, particularly migrant domestic workers. “The ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration includes measures for issues on labour migration and trafficking, in the context of abusive working conditions,” he said in his opening remarks.
The Malaysian Government is also committed to work together with the Indonesian Government. “The Malaysian Government will ensure the betterment of Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia,” stated Wan Zulkifli in his opening remarks.
The ILO Multilateral Framework on Labour Migration includes measures for issues on labour migration and trafficking, in the context of abusive working conditions."Francesco d’Ovidio, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia
Malaysia is an important country destination for migrant domestic workers, the majority are from Indonesia. Malaysia is a popular destination because there is a high demand for domestic work, and it is close to Indonesia, in terms of geography, culture and language.