KUALA LUMPUR — Human Resources Minister M.Kula Segaran (pic) is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 108th sessions of the International Labour Conference (ILC) Geneva, Switzerland to discuss on the adoption and supervision of the application of international labour standards, as well as other matters related to social and labour issues.
The ongoing annual event organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) began last Monday and will end on June 21.
Ministry of Human Resource in a statement today said the Malaysian delegation is represented by government officials from the ministry, Malaysian Employers’ Federation (MEF) as the employers’ representative, Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) and Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services Malaysia (CUEPACS) as the workers’ representative.
They will be attending the plenary session, special forum as well as three technical committees namely Committee on the Application of Standards, Standard-setting Committee on Violence and Harassment in the World of Work and Committee of the Whole on the Centenary Outcome Document.
“The minister is expected to deliver a statement at the plenary session touching on initiatives and progress the country has undertaken in upholding international labour standards, particularly in the area of decent work and provide comment on the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work.
“He is also expected to speak at the Asia Pacific Group Ministerial Meeting on the topic of future of work and meet with his ASEAN counterparts at the ASEAN Labour Ministers Breakfast Meeting,” the statement said.
It said the minister is also scheduled to meet with his counterparts from the European Union countries discussing issues of mutual interest, especially on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, and to partake in a working visit to the ILO International Training Centre in Turin, Italy, to discuss possible collaboration in elevating the Institute of Labour Market Information and Analysis under the ministry to become a hub for labour related capacity building programmes in the Asia region.
“To demonstrate Malaysia’s commitment in upholding the international labour standards, as well as to reflect the country’s seriousness in promoting decent work at a national level, the minister is also expected to sign Memorandum of Understanding on Decent Work Country Programme between MEF, MTUC and ILO,” it said.
The centenary conference is expected to bring together delegates from 187 member states as well as head of states from 36 countries at the high-level sitting of the plenary session.