108th International Labour Conference

The Brunei Darussalam's education and training institutions are actively engaging with businesses to build curriculums that meet the future demands of industry. Thus, according to the Minister of Home Affairs, the country is adapting syllabuses through our Centre for Capacity-Building to ensure job-seekers are marketable and employable. Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong shared the matter while delivering his plenary statement at the 108th International Labour Conference, ILC, in Geneva, Switzerland.

In his statement, Yang Berhormat Pehin also shared that lifelong learning and up skilling and reskilling is a core facet of Brunei Darussalam's Wawasan or Vision 2035. According to the Minister of Home Affairs, progress has been made to integrate skills development into governance.

Earlier, Yang Berhormat Pehin congratulated the International Labour Organization, ILO on celebrating its 100th anniversary or Centenary and underscored the work of the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work and their Report on "Work for a Brighter Future". Brunei Darussalam has been a member state of the ILO since January 2007.

The conference which is held until this Saturday is attended by some 6 thousand delegates representing workers, employers and governments, from the ILO's 187 member states from around the globe to exchange views and determine solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work. The session's agenda includes the adoption of a new ILO standard related to violence and harassment in the workplace.

Brunei Darussalam's delegation include Yang Berhormat Dayang Siti Rozaimeriyanty binti Dato Seri Laila Jasa Awang Haji Abdul Rahman, member of the Legislative Council; Dayang Hajah Masurai binti Haji Masri, Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to Geneva and Awang Mohd Amir Hairil bin Haji Mahmud, Permanent Secretary for Safety, Welfare and Law at the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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