10 June 2014

Angola: Labour Minister At ILO Conference in Switzerland

Geneva — The minister of Public Administration, Labour and Social Security, António Pitra Neto, is in Geneva (Switzerland) since Monday to attend the High Level Segment of the 103rd International Labour Conference under the theme 'Employment in the Centre of Development- the World of Work in 2014'.

The Angolan minister will speak at the plenary session this Tuesday. Before that, António Pitra Neto will participate in a round table of ministers of labour and social affairs of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP).

On the same day, the Angolan minister is expected to meet with his counterparts of Portugal, Cape Verde, and with the Director General for Africa of the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

On Wednesday, Pitra Neto will meet privately with the Director General of the ILO.

The agenda of Tuesday's session is going to be marked by the World Day against Child Labour, and several parallel meetings.

Angola was elected member of the Governing Council of ILO for a term of three years (2014-2017).

The 103rd ILO Conference, taking place since May 28, is debating issues related to the world of work, such as the Strategic Objective of Employment, Budget proposals, Information and Reporting, Financial Issues, Unemployment, Child Labour Convention and Recommendations.

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