ILO urged to devise strategies to assist vulnerable communities

PS for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Osea Cawaru and other govt officials at the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva. Picture: SUPPLIED

PERMANENT Secretary for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Osea Cawaru has called on development partners to enhance labour mobility.

Mr Cawaru and other Government officials are currently part of the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

He urged the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to devise strategies to assist vulnerable communities cope with the ongoing existential threat of climate change.

Mr Cawaru said there was also a need to build capacity that promoted resilience and green economy skills as well as to consider alternative mechanisms that promoted labour mobility with minimum requirements.

This year’s session brings together over 6,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and to celebrate the centenary of the ILO.

Mr Cawaru acknowledged all the development partners who had contributed immensely in the development of Fiji’s economy over the past years.

Fiji is represented at the conference by Mr Cawaru, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan, Deputy Secretary Technical for Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations Vilimone Baleidrokadroka,  Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation chief executive officer Nesbitt Hazelman, the General Secretary for the Fiji Trade Union Congress, Felix Anthony, and staff members of Fiji’s Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva.

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