1. The Twenty Fourth ASEAN Labour Ministers Meeting (24th ALMM) was convened on 15 May 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. It was preceded by the Ninth Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on the Implementation of the ASEAN Declaration on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Migrant Workers (9th ACMW Meeting), Twelfth ASEAN Senior Labour Officials Meeting (12th SLOM), Fourteenth ASEAN Plus Three Senior Labour Officials Meeting (14th SLOM+3), and related Meetings on 10-14 May 2016. The 24th ALMM adopted the theme, “Transition from Informal Employment to Formal Employment towards Decent Work Promotion in ASEAN”.

2. The Opening Ceremony of the 24th ALMM was officiated by H.E. Sonexay Siphandone, Deputy Prime Minister of Lao PDR. The 24th ALMM was attended by the ASEAN Labour Ministers/Heads of Delegations from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam and their respective delegations. The Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) and staff representatives of the ASEAN Secretariat were also in attendance. The list of Ministers/Heads of Delegations is enclosed.

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