ILO Centenary

Terra Justa pays tribute to the ILO

Press release | Fafe, Portugal | 15 April 2019
The 5th edition of the International Meeting on the Causes and Values of Humanity -Terra Justa - paid tribute to the ILO for advancing social justice around the world.
This annual event, promoted by the municipality of Fafe in Portugal, honours national and international figures and institutions that work for the causes and values of humanity.
“Terra Justa paid tribute to the ILO to underline the urgent need for decent work and rights. We need jobs in conditions of freedom, equity, security and human dignity,” explained Raul Cunha, president of the municipality of Fafe.
During the first day of the meeting, on 3 April, a series of activities took place to celebrate the ILO Centenary and raise awareness about the challenges of the future of work.
Among these activities, an exhibition was inaugurated that portrays the work of the ILO around the world in promoting human rights in a decent work context.
“On behalf of the ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, we are very proud and honoured by this tribute to our Organization. There has been a great advance for social justice but we still need to continue to address challenges in the world of work, in particular those rising from the future of work. We must find the complementarities between technology and human beings and to promote security, peace and decent work for all,” said Maria Helena Andre, Director of ACTRAV, who represented the ILO at this event.
Local authorities, students, academics, national tripartite partners in Portugal and several guests attended this 5th edition of Terra Justa.