Highlights from Day 5 of ILO conference
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The International Labour Conference in Geneva approached the halfway mark on Day five as the Plenary Session and Committees convened again to discuss thematic areas vital to the promotion of decent work.

Delegates looked forward to a busy second week as the annual gathering of over 5,000 representatives of governments, employers’ and workers’ organisations neared the ended its first half.

In random interviews, delegates shared their perspectives on the agenda and the commitment of their respective countries and organizations to promote green jobs and work safety.

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Fiji’s Employment Minister, Jone Usamate says climate change remains a critical issue for Fiji, and welcomed the ILO green initiative

Austrian government delegate, Dr Anna Ritzberger-Moser, says decent work is vital to integrating people into society, and that the ILO has a key role in that regard.

Dion A. Foulkes, Labour Minister of the Bahamas also said climate change is “big concern” for his country and other low lying islands.

Major upcoming events for next week include the World Day Against Child Labour (12 June), the World of Work Summit (15 June) and a host of discussions on topics from child labour to women at work.

Source: ilo.org

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