President Akufo-Addo to deliver address in Switzerland

Accra- President Akuffo-Addo will address a high-level Plenary Sittings at this year’s 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, focusing on the Future of Work, an initiative of the Organization.

A statement from the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the Minister of Employment and Labour Relations, will lead Ghana’s delegation to the conference, which will start from June 10 to 21, 2019.

This year marks the 100th year of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Conference will be the high point of the ILO Centenary Celebration.

The conference will provide an opportunity for member states to bring together their Tripartite Constituents, comprising Governments, Organized Labour and the Employers’ Associations, to look back on its performance over the last 100 years and prepare for the future.

The ILC, also known as the International Parliament of Labour, is the highest decision- making body that passes resolutions and conventions that regulate the world of work of its 187 member states.

Therefore, knowledge shared during the ILC on critical issues including Child Labour, Labour Migration, Sexual Harassment at the workplace and Social Protection will help enhance member-states’ capacities to develop inclusive labour policies, formulate and execute projects as well as programmes in line with the Decent Work agenda.

Having been a member of the Organization since 1957, Government and its social partners have had rich experiences in their interaction with the ILO, contributing to stimulate creative thinking and catalyzing action to its normative functions.

In plenary, delegates will discuss the Global Commission Report on the Future of Work.

The 25-member commission who released the Global report was established by the ILO in the context of the rapid globalization changes and its impact on the world of work.

At the end of the day, the Commission will present recommendations on shaping the future of work.

The Conference is also expected to adopt an important Centenary Declaration to provide guidance to member States and the ILO as the Organization addresses the challenges of its second century.

In addition, the Conference is expected to adopt new standards on the issue of violence and harassment in the world of work in line with its current Decent Work Agenda.

Source: Ghana News Agency