Decent work

Malaysia Decent Work Country Programme - (2019-25)

Framework for cooperation between Malaysia and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The Malaysia Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) 2019–20 provides a framework for the first of two phases of structured cooperation between the ILO, the Government of Malaysia, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) and the Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC). Following an evaluation of cooperation through 2019–20, a revised DWCP document, one that follows the same three broad priorities that guide the current programme, will be developed for the period 2021–2025.

DWCP Phase 1 has supported national efforts to achieve the Eleventh Malaysian Plan (2016–20), the Eleventh Malaysian Plan’s new priorities and emphases for the period 2018–20, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. In particular, the DWCP will support Malaysia in implementing SDG 8, promoting sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. To reinforce this link, SDG 8 has been adopted as the overarching DWCP goal. The Decent Work Agenda is further reflected in the targets and indicators of several SDGs beyond those of SDG 8.