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World of Work Summit

Geneva, Thursday 11 June

This year’s International Labour Conference will hold a World of Work Summit  to discuss the implications of climate change for workers, enterprises and communities. A number of high-level guests, including the President of France, François Hollande, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, as well as representatives of employers and workers, will address the Conference that day.

World of Work Summit Special Sittings

  1. The 104th Session of the International Conference is honoured to receive the following dignitaries, who will address the Conference in three special sittings

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Panel discussion on “Climate Change and the World of Work”

  1. Decent work crucial to tackling climate change

    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