Joint Statement of The Twelfth ASEAN Plus Three Labour Ministers Meeting (12th ALMM+3)

Manila, Philippines  Flag of the Philippines Coding according to the official "description and specification of the FILIPINO flag" in Executive Order No. 23 from 1936 29 October 2022

  1. The 12th ASEAN Plus Three Labour Ministers Meeting (12th ALMM+3) was held on 29 October 2022 in Manila, the Philippines and chaired by His Excellency Bienvenido E. Laguesma, Secretary of Labour and Employment of the Philippines.

Exchange of Views on the 12th ALMM+3’s Theme “Together as One: Reshaping, the World of Work in the ASEAN Community Through Digitalized, Inclusive and Sustainable Recovery and Growth”.

  1. We shared knowledge and experiences in recovering labour markets from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic while adapting to the rapid transformation in the world of work due to technological advancement, digitalisation and greening of economies and ageing societies, among others. We were committed to attain our common goal of an inclusive and sustainable recovery and growth in our region that ensures decent work for all and supports the quality of life of the people. Opportunities for skills development, decent wages, employment and entrepreneurship should be accessible to all especially those living in poverty and rural areas, persons with disabilities, vulnerable women, older persons, low-skilled and informal workers, as well as other vulnerable groups.