Plenary sittings of the 104th Session of the International Labour Conference (2015)
Delegates speeches in Plenary
Discussion of the Reports of the Chairperson of the Governing Body and of the ILO Director-GeneralRegular plenary working hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Assembly Hall - Palais des Nations
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World of Work Summit
Thursday, 11 June, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Assembly Hall (Palais des Nations)
High-level Panel on “Climate Change and the World of Work”(10:00-12:00)The plenary sitting will be opened by the President of the Conference, followed by introductory remarks from the ILO Director-General.
The Panel will be composed of the following members and be moderated by Ms Linda Yueh from the BBC:
- Mr Luis Eduardo Garzón, Labour Minister, Colombia
- Mr Mansour Sy, Minister of Labour, Social Dialogue, Professional Organizations and Relations with Institutions, Senegal
- Mr François Rebsamen, Minister of Labour, Employment and Social Dialogue, France
- Ms Linda Kromjong, Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
- Ms Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
The exchange will be based firstly on three series of questions which will follow the three angles presented below. The fourth series of questions will be of a more general nature giving also the opportunity to the Panel members to make some concluding remarks.
- How is climate change impacting on jobs, enterprises and livelihoods today?
- How does this differ among countries, within them and between women and men?
- What effect is this having on exclusion in the labour market and inequalities? Does it pose a threat to social justice?
- What can Governments do to adapt to the effects of climate change, and to prevent the situation from getting worse?
- In particular, how can employment and labour market policies, public employment schemes and social protection measures become effective tools to build climate resilience in the world of work and protect the poor?
- What can local and global enterprises do to improve resource efficiency, reduce emissions and eliminate waste, and what role can be played by employers’ and workers’ organizations?
- What can employers’ and workers’ organizations do together at national, sector and firm levels to promote resilient, sustainable business strategies with decent work?
- What contributions can the International Labour Organization make to shaping a global agreement and creating national solutions that advance the Sustainable Development Goals?
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 Laureate warns climate change is fueling child trafficking
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
President Hollande calls for tripartite mobilization on climate change
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 of Panama: Growth and welfare should go hand in hand
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.