World leaders address the Centenary International Labour Conference
Thesynergyonline News Bureau
Dozens of world leaders are attending the Centenary International Labour Conference, which marks the 100th anniversary of the ILO.GENEVA : World leaders gathered at the Centenary International Labour Conference (ILC) to reaffirm their commitment to the principle of social justice upon which the ILO was founded 100 years ago. The Conference, which is the 108th session of the ILC, runs from June 10 to 21. Heads of state and government and other top officials addressed the plenary on the first day of the Conference. The President of Italy Sergio Mattarella said: "Many modern rights are rooted in the ILO's constant commitment to the dignity of all human beings wherever they work, and whatever their occupation."
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo , said: "Member countries should work on the countless opportunities that lie ahead to improve the quality of working lives, close gender gaps, reverse the damage caused by global inequalities and climate change, and more importantly, also share in the discarge of the responsibility towards a more sustainable future which guarantees we leave no one behind."Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said: "For 100 years, the ILO has been a champion of tripartite cooperation, bringing international regulation, worker rights and equality, conditions for competition and social justice. The term 'decent work for all was coined by the ILO'." The Prime Minister of Nepal, K.P. Sharma Oli , said: "Today is the time to uphold the ILO's founding ideals and demonstrate that they continue to be relevant in forwarding the value of decent work, equality, social justice and a sustainable future."