African leaders head to Geneva to attend UN Labour Conference
Various African Heads of State and government representatives are expected in Gevena, Switzerland, ahead of the 108th International Labour Organization (ILO) Conference.
The conference is scheduled to run from 10 to 21 June 2019, and will bring together over 5,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work.
2019 marks the Centenary of ILO, and next week's conference will be held under the theme: “Building a Better Future with Decent Work”
Some of the African leaders expected to make speeches at the 108th ILO include President Cyril Ramaphosa (South Africa), President Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana), King Ingwenyama Mswati III (eSwatini), President, Andry Rajoelina (Madagascar), President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta (Mali), Prime Minister Youssef Chahed (Tunisia), Prime Minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré (Burkina Faso) and Vice President Daniel Kablan Duncan (Cote d'Ivoire).
Other world leaders also expected to grace the event include, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, among others.
ILO is a United Nations agency mandated with advancing social justice and promoting decent work by setting international labour standards. The organization was the first specialised agency of the UN. It has 187 member states, and has its headquarters in Geneva.