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Ryder said that the dignity of work is a common concern for the ILO and the Catholic Church, particularly the situation of the most vulnerable, child labourers, domestics workers and migrants. Both expressed their concern for the victims of human-trafficking. The inclusion of Decent work in the post 2015 development agenda was also discussed.
The ILO works closely with different institutions of the Catholic Church, including the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, which oversees with the Secretary of State the commitment of the Church to social justice, as well as the Pontifical Council for the Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.
Ryder is in Italy for a three day mission to the Vatican and Rome and is due to meet with the Italian President and Prime Minister, as well as a number of ministers of state and employer and worker groups.