The Seminar shared experiences and knowledge, rose awareness, and built synergies among initiatives to promote unemployment insurance (UI), as well as other income security measures and active labour market policies to support the unemployed and vulnerable workers in the ASEAN. Sixty representatives of Ministries of Labour, Social Security Offices, Workers’ and Employers’ organizations, civil society organizations of the ASEAN member States, as well as experts, representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat and ILO Specialists participated in this Seminar. The Seminar adopted thirteen recommendations to improve income security and guarantee for decent employment to all formal and informal economy workers in the region.
The Seminar was kindly sponsored by the Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare of Japan, through the ASEAN-ILO/Japan Project on Unemployment Insurance and Employment Services in ASEAN. The ultimate goal of the project is to further promote and implement income and employment security measures for the working age population of the ASEAN countries.