Qatar's Minister of Labour HE Dr Ali bin Saeed bin Smaikh al-Marri has been elected Vice-President of International Labour Conference in Geneva.Last updated: May 27 2022 11:18 PM
The Ministry of Labour is participating in the 110th session of the International Labour Conference 2022 with a high-level delegation headed by HE Dr al-Marri, and during the opening session of the conference he was elected on behalf of government representatives, besides the election of two vice-presidents for representatives of employers and workers.
HE Dr al-Marri's election underlines the pivotal role played by Qatar during the past years in the labour sector, reflects the legislative reforms, and highlights its achievements, various measures and initiatives to establish a safe and healthy work environment.
HE the Minister said: "My election as Vice-President of the International Labour Conference evinces the appreciation of the efforts of the State of Qatar in the labour sector, and also reflects the confidence of Asia and the Pacific in representing them through such crucial position during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference."
He underlined that the conference succeeded in providing a qualitative global platform that brings together the three parties to work, which facilitated discussions over social issues related to realm of labor, and the search for constructive solutions, noting that this year's conference is of key importance as it is being held in attendance — for the first time- in two years due to the fallout of Covid-19 outbreak and the successive global crises that emanated and triggered adverse impacts on the labor sector around the world.
He expressed hope that the conference would achieve its desired goals and come out with recommendations that would enhance consensus between the three working parties and support their ability to overcome the effects of the crises that the world was exposed to during previous periods.
The International Labour Conference is the highest decision-making authority of the ILO, which provides a real platform through which governments, employers' and labour organisations in member states can hold tripartite discussions on social and labour issues.
The International Labour Conference, or the "International Labour Parliament", is held in Geneva annually to set ILO general policies, including conventions and recommendations.
The 110th session of the conference is of special importance, especially due to the successive global crises that resulted in the negative impacts on the labour sector worldwide.
The conference will discuss, through various committees or panel discussions a myriad of concerns associated with labour sector worldwide, including the possibility of amending the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work to include safe and healthy working conditions, in addition to discussing the adoption of an international instrument on apprenticeships.
The committees will also discuss concepts of suitable work, social and solidarity economy, and the strategic objective of employment as part of the follow-up mechanism to the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalisation.
The various committees of the conference will hold intensive meetings starting from May 30, while the plenary sessions will be held from June 6 to 11, the high-level summit will be held on June 10, and the conference will wrap up on June 11.
The delegation of each member state to the conference consists of two delegates from the government, one delegate from the employers, one delegate from the workers, in addition to their advisers, where the delegates of employers and workers are selected in agreement with the most representative national organisations of employers and workers.
Also, heads of states and prime ministers of member states participate annually in the conference, as well as international organisations, governmental and others, as observers. (QNA)