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Uganda takes on decision making role at ILO

By Gloria Nakajubi

Added 16th June 2017 09:34 AM

Uganda is also on the board of the International Training Centre(ITC) and the designated spokesperson of the Africa group.

Uganda takes on decision making role at ILO

ILO World of Work Summit 2017

Uganda is also on the board of the International Training Centre(ITC) and the designated spokesperson of the Africa group.

Uganda has been elected not only as a member of ILO's governing body. The East African country is also on the board of the International Training Centre(ITC) and the designated spokesperson of the Africa group.

This was at the ongoing 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva for the period 2017-2020.

In a statement signed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development from Geneva, it was explained that the ITC based in Turin, Italy is the official training arm of the labour agency.

"The Centre provides high-level in-service training for governments, employers' organisations, workers' organisations as well as other national and international partners in support of decent Work and sustainable development," reads the statement.

The centre also offers postgraduate trainings such as Master Degree Programmes in Labour Economics, Occupational Safety and Health and Industrial Relations among others.

According to the statement, this is the highest policy and decision making organ of the Centre.

In the capacity as the Official Spokesperson of the Africa Group on Social Dialogue at ILO's governing body, Uganda will be responsible for initiating and presenting Africa's position on policies and strategies of promoting consensus building and democratic involvement of workers and employers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy.

The Uganda Delegation at the conference led by  Janat Mukwaya, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social include her Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana, Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr, the Uganda's Permanent Secretary to the Geneva Mission, Rosemary Ssenabulya, Executive Director Federation of Uganda Employers, Peter Werikye, Secretary General of the National Organisation of Trade Unions, Martin Wandera, the Director for Labour and Patrick Okello, the Acting Commissioner for Labour at the Gender Ministry.

Earlier, the delegation, in a special session with the ILO boss Guy Ryder asked for support to review current labour policies in the country.

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