This year’s 106th International Labour Organisation (ILO) conference will start on Monday, June 5 in Geneva, Switzerland, with ambitious targets that can redefine the labour industries around the globe.
The 11-day conference that will draw together governments, employers and workers’ unions from ILO’s 187 member countries, as well as regional and international labour organisations, is billed to deliberate on a wide range of issues that are significant in promoting safe labour.
Among other issues, the major topics tabled for discussion include; labour migration, the realization of workers’ rights, labour standards and policies, occupational safety and health and female discrimination at the workplace.
An agenda for the conference also focuses on the community of work assessing job creation, rights of workers, social protection and social dialogue with gender equality as a crosscutting objective.
From the deliberations, the conference, within which various plenary sessions would be held, is expected to take far-reaching decisions that would re-shape and promote the international labour industry.
Ghana will be represented by a strong delegation from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations, Ghana Employers Association and Trades Union Congress, as well as representatives of civil society groups.
The ILO is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that social justice is essential to universal and lasting peace.
The ILO, since 1909, has brought together different countries to set labour standards, develop polices, and devise programmes towards promoting decent work for all women and men.
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