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Ethiopian delegation attends 108th session of labour conference

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Addis Ababa, June 12, 2019 (FBC) – The Ethiopian delegation led by Dr. Ergogie Tesfaye, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, is attending the 108th International Labour Conference opened on Monday in Geneva Switzerland under the theme “the Future of Work we want”.

The Conference is attended by more than 6000 delegates drawn from 187 ILO member states comprised of Governments, Employers and Workers delegates.

At the start of the opening ceremony, elections of the President, Vice presidents and other officers of the Conference were held followed by presentation of the report of the ILO Director-General.

Also in attendance were Mr. Alain BERSET, Federal Councilor, and Head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs of the Swiss Confederation and Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa GARCES, President of the United Nations General assembly.

More than 40 Heads of States are expected to address the Conference.

The Conference will deliberate on the global challenges facing the world of work, particularly the effects of technological, demographic and climate change and is expected to identify possible ways and means to overcome their impacts through implementing human-centered policies consistent with the principle of “no one is left behind” as enshrined in the 2030 Agenda.

It is also expected to adopt among other decisions the Centenary declaration which outlines the priorities of ILO as it enters the next century of its work since its establishment.