Geneva, Thursday 11 June
World of Work Summit Special Sittings
The 104th Session of the International Conference is honoured to receive the following dignitaries, who will address the Conference in three special sittings
Mr Kailash Satyarthi
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate 2014 and President of the Global March Against Child Labour, Kailash Satyarthi, calls for immediate action on climate change and a child-friendly approach to disaster management.
H.E. Mr François Hollande
Guest of honor of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference, French President François Hollande advocated for universal mobilization to fight climate change and better ensure application of international labor law.
S.E. M. Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez
President Juan Carlos Varela said that Panama wanted to be a protagonist in shaping a green economy of the future which should also be an inclusive economy.
Panel discussion on “Climate Change and the World of Work”
Top tweets from the high-level discussion on climate change (10:00-12:00)
Members of a High-Level Panel on “Climate Change and the World of Work” discussed how governments, workers and employers can help build resilience and create solutions in pursuit of social justice, productive employment and sustainable enterprises, and ensure a just transition for all. Speakers included:
- ILO Director-General Guy Ryder (Keynote)
- BBC Journalist Linda Yueh (Moderator)
- Colombian Labour Minister Luis Eduardo Garzón
- French Labour Minister François Rebsamen
- International Organization of Employers Secretary-General Linda Kromjong
- International Trade Union Confederation General-Secretary Sharan Burrow