ILO Director-General to visit Nepal

Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder visiting Nepal from 13 to 15 December 2016 to mark 50 years of development partnership.

Press release | Kathmandu, Nepal | 12 December 2016
Mr Richard Howard, Director of the ILO Office in Nepal, announces the visit of the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Mr Guy Ryder, from 13 to 15 December 2016.

Mr Ryder will pay a call on the Right Honourable Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda and hold meetings with the ILO’s tripartite constituents, which include the government and employers and workers organizations of Nepal: notably the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr. Suryaman Gurung, and senior officials of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and the trade unions.

The ILO DG will also visit the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat.

Mr Ryder will address the Joint Trade Union Coordination Centre (JTUCC) Annual Parliament and the International Trade Union Confederation’s Asia Pacific Council Meeting. He will also meet the Heads of the United Nations Agencies in Nepal.

The visit is planned around the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the partnership between Nepal and the ILO. Nepal joined the ILO in 1966 and an ILO Office was established in the country in 1994.

The Right Honourable Prime Minister of Nepal and the ILO Director-General will be keynote speakers at an event to celebrate 50 years of collaboration to promote decent work and social justice in Nepal, as well as highlighting the need for a strengthened collaboration for meeting critical decent work and social justice related goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The ILO Director-General will interact with young Nepalese in a youth dialogue organized by the ILO Office in Nepal entitled:  “Youth Vision for the Future of Work”.  He will visit the Migration Information Centre at the labour village in Tahachal, which the ILO has been supporting to promote fair and safe migration and build a knowledge base on migration.