KATHMANDU (ILO news) – The ILO Assistant Director-General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms Tomoko Nishimoto, concluded her five-day visit to Kathmandu with discussions on trafficking of workers in the foreign labour migration process, climate change, social protection, labour law, job creation and formalisation of informal economy, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 development agenda.
During her visit to Nepal, from 26 to 30 June 2016, Ms Nishimoto met the Rt. Honourable Prime Minister, Mr K.P. Oli and gave her best wishes on the promulgation of Nepal’s new constitution. The two leaders discussed the need to focus development efforts on the realisation of rights.
Other meetings were held with the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Kamal Thapa; the Secretary General, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation, Mr. Arjun Bahadur Thapa; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr. Deepak Bohara; Vice-Chairperson of National Planning Commission, Mr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada; the representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations and the development partners.
Issues related to the trafficking of workers who migrate abroad to work were a focus of a meeting with the Minister for Labour and Employment. Ms Nishimoto gave details of fair recruitment guidelines being prepared by the ILO, which, she said will be a useful tool in helping to deal with the challenges.
Ms Nishimoto attended a roundtable meeting with senior officials from workers’ and employers’ organizations who used the occasion to brief her on opportunities and constraints affecting the creation of more decent jobs in Nepal, in the context of increasing globalization.
She participated in the launching of National Dialogue on the Future of Work centred around four thematic areas; work and society, decent work for all, the organization of work and production, and the governance of work.
The world of work is undergoing a major process of change, due to new technology and the impact of climate change, and this is affecting the character of production and employment. Therefore the country needs to prepare itself from now on to face the challenges brought by transformation in the world of future work,” said Ms Nishimoto.
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