The Partner States under take to closely co-operate amongst themselves in the field of social welfare with respect to:

(a) employment , poverty alleviation programmes and working conditions;

(b) vocational training and the eradication of adult illiteracy in the Community; and

the development and adoption of a common approach towards the disadvantaged and marginalised groups, including children, the youth, the elderly and persons with disabilities through rehabilitation and provision of, among others, foster homes, health care education and training.