BANGKOK, 14 July 2014 (NNT) – According to a meeting held on July 8th-9th, 2014 of the members of ASEAN, participants agreed to implement social security in all ASEAN countries, promote an expansion of social security to informal workers, and provide impartial care for migrant workers.

Meanwhile, Supatcharee Meekrut, the deputy secretary-general of the Social Security Office (SSO), has revealed that the outcomes of this meeting are only joint agreements and not binding in practice. The three main points will be submitted to the board of the SSO and also to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) for approval.

In the event of implementing ASEAN social security cooperation, it is necessary to prescribe clear criteria, for example, the terms and methods of collection of contributions, cross-border benefit payments, and benefits in line with nine other countries.
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