Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labor, mentioned the commitment of the Thai Government to solve the problem of foreign workers to be respected and protected by human rights principles and thanked the ILO for its cooperation and support for projects such as the Ship to Shore Rights Program, which provided academic support to enhance the capacity and skills of personnel and labor inspectors in the fisheries sector. Government by the Ministry of Labor and the relevant agencies focus on the public. The focus is on integrating into the action. Under the scheme Over time, concrete approaches have been developed to address such issues as the registration of records and the storage of personal identities of labor in the fisheries, marine and aquaculture sectors, establishment of employment check plan. This is a demonstration of Thailand’s commitment and sincerity in resolving a systematic labor problem, in order to protect migrant workers on the basis of human rights.
In addition, the Permanent Secretary also discussed the progress in implementing the ratification of the ILO Convention No. 188 on Labor in the Fisheries Sector and the Supplementary Protocol to the ILO No. 29 on forced labor. The progress of the draft Act on the prevention and suppression of forced labor, BE …. and the Draft Fisheries Act BE …. At this time, they are in the process of receiving feedback from the relevant agencies around to enforce the law effectively. It will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval.
Mr. Guy Ryder praised the Thai Government’s commitment and commitment to addressing labor issues. Especially the problem of foreign workers. This is a complicated issue. And challenges are not just for Thailand. Mr. Guy Ryder also discusses the possibility of developing a Decent Work Country Program with Thailand as a guideline for providing appropriate academic support according to the needs and contexts of both. In addition, as Thailand is the main coordinator of the ASEAN region, the ILO is pleased to extend its cooperation with Thailand and other countries. In the ASEAN region Support from Thailand to ILO regional operations will be beneficial to both parties. And on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the ILO, Thailand, as a co-founder, should take this opportunity to enhance cooperation with the ILO, especially in the areas of “Future of Work”.
At the end, Mr. Jarin Chakkaphark, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labor emphasized Thailand’s commitment to work in the labor sector to ensure that Thai workers and foreign workers are protected and protected under the human rights principles to benefit Thailand and other countries in the ASEAN region.