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UAE participates in International Labour Conference in Geneva

Published: June 2017

ABU DHABI. The UAE participated in the 106th International Labour Conference, launched on June 5 in Geneva, with the attendance of teams of government officials, business owners and labourers from the member-countries of the International Labour Organisation, ILO.

Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, headed the country’s delegation that participated in the conference, which discussed the report of the Director-General of the ILO on the Green Millennium Initiative that was launched during the 102 International Labour Conference, and its connection with relevant programmes. It also discussed a high-level study on improving safe and healthy work environments, economic migration and major labour principles and rights, according to its commitment to monitor social justice and discuss several international agreements.

The conference, which will continue until 16th June, highlighted the efforts to combat child labour and dedicated a general discussion on women’s labour, as part of the World of Work Summit and other topics related to labour issues.

The UAE delegation participated in an expanded Gulf region meeting and the first co-ordination meeting of the Arab Group, with the attendance of government teams, business owners and labourers.

The government’s team included, among the country’s delegation, Humaid bin Deemas Al Suwaidi, Assistant Under-Secretary of the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation for Labour Affairs, and Dr. Omar Al Nuaimi, Assistant Under-Secretary for Communication and International Relations, as well as several concerned officials from the ministry.

The team of business owners among the country’s delegation was headed by Khalifa Khamis Mattar Al Kaabi, Member of the UAE Delegation to the ILO, while the team of labourers was headed by Dr. Mohammed Butti Thani Al Shamsi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Co-ordination between Professional Associations.




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