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SLW to attend International Labour Conference in Geneva
     The Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Dr Law Chi-kwong, will depart for Geneva, Switzerland, tomorrow evening (June 15) to attend the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which is also called the Centenary Conference as 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
     Dr Law will attend the ILC as a member of the delegation of the People's Republic of China (PRC). The agenda of this year's ILC includes the discussion of the report of the Global Commission on the Future of Work of the ILO entitled "Work for a brighter future" and the international labour standards on ending violence and harassment in the world of work.
     While in Geneva, apart from exchanges with tripartite representatives of the PRC delegation, Dr Law will also call on the Permanent Mission of the PRC to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland and have meetings with representatives of the ILO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the International Social Security Association and the System Initiative Management Team of the World Economic Forum to exchange views on matters of mutual interest.
     Representatives of the Labour Department and the Labour Advisory Board are also attending the ILC.
     Dr Law will arrive in Hong Kong on June 20. In his absence, the Under Secretary for Labour and Welfare, Mr Caspar Tsui, will be the Acting Secretary for Labour and Welfare.
Ends/Friday, June 14, 2019
Issued at HKT 17:00
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