In recent years, policymakers of the government have been required to announce new policies to match the needs under the international cooperation as concerns over various policies such as employment for the elderly, pension and medical and nursing care services in Asian countries have been increasing with the progress of decreasing birthrate and aging population.
Furthermore, in light of the ratification of United Nation’s Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Asian countries including Japan, the employment for the disabled through the improvement of the barrier-free accessibility and the promotion of their social participation have become political issues.
Based on the above, this joint event is intended that the participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support such as disabled and elderly people becomes aware in common and it encourages further cooperation in a global community.
Specifically, high level government administrators from ASEAN countries who are in charge of drawing up the social welfare, healthcare and employment policies and attendants from WAPES (the World Association of Public Employment Services) members share knowledge through an exchange of opinions and introduction of the measures taken by each country under the theme of "facilitating the participation and improvement for the accessibility for those who need a social support".
Besides, it contributes to future cooperation and support for the participating countries as well as their effort with the introduction of actual situation, tasks and know-hows of medical and welfare services and the Public Employment Service especially for disabled and elderly people in our country.
- WAPES members
- ASEAN members
- National Decision makers from the field of employment as JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), etc.
- Representatives of international organizations dealing with the topics of labour, employment and social inclusion such as ILO office for Japan and OECD.
- Representatives from regions such as WPRO (WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific)
- Open to media and general audience on invitation (WAPES Managing Board Meeting will be closed to media)
Improving knowledge, strategies, and policy tools of public employment services through the exchange of experiences between the participating countries;
Fostering communication with potential partners to develop initiatives in the area;
and Raising awareness among members for the importance of promoting accessibility to social support for disabled and elderly people.