Indonesia Champions Adaptive Labor Policies on Global Stage at ILO Meeting

Indonesia Champions Adaptive Labor Policies on Global Stage at ILO Meeting

Jakarta, The Gulf Observer: The Manpower Ministry of Indonesia has officially affirmed the country’s commitment to adopting adaptive labor policies in response to the rapid digitization and the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology in workspaces. This declaration was made by Anwar Sanusi, the Secretary General of the Manpower Ministry, during a statement received on Wednesday.

Sanusi addressed the International Labour Organization (ILO) meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, on Monday, March 11, emphasizing the significant impact of digitization on the labor market, work organization, structures, and nature.

“Indonesia is committed to adaptive manpower policies and understands the importance of adopting new technologies while persevering in protecting the rights and well-being of workforces,” Sanusi stated in his remarks.

As digitization brings forth new opportunities to enhance work efficiency and productivity, Indonesia is actively implementing adaptive manpower policies to effectively address challenges associated with work digitization.

Sanusi underscored the necessity of such measures for sustainable development and the improvement of employees’ capabilities, emphasizing the importance of providing necessary expertise and competency to thrive in the digital economy.

“This is also important to realize inclusive policies in promoting talent management and providing equal opportunities to all individuals to contribute to the workforce,” Sanusi stressed.

During the ILO meeting, experts from various fields discussed the latest labor developments and presented suggestions to the ILO Governing Body. Topics included challenges and opportunities related to digitization, encompassing AI technology and algorithm management in workspaces.

Indonesia took the opportunity to propose a regulatory framework aimed at safeguarding the rights to career development, dignity, and self-fulfillment, as well as ensuring fair treatment of individual workers in the digital era. Furthermore, Indonesia encouraged all nations to actively participate in efforts to create an inclusive, resilient, and just workspace for the future.

This formal affirmation reflects Indonesia’s proactive stance in navigating the evolving landscape of the global workforce, aligning policies with technological advancements, and prioritizing the well-being and rights of its workforce.