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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2675

ILO to mark its 90th Anniversary with a range of events in Sri Lanka

By Quintus Perera – Asian Tribune

Colombo, 26 March, (Asiantribune.com): To mark the 90th anniversary of the International Labour Organization (ILO) the ILO Sri Lanka has organized a range of coordinated national and regional events which will included a high-level national event to be held at the Presidential Secretariat, Colombo on 28 March and also a workshop on "Communicating Social Dialogue on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization" to be held on 30 March at Galadari hotel.

The year constitutes an important milestone in the countdown to the ILO’s Centenary in 2019. The 90th Anniversary will therefore be marked by a range of coordinated national and regional events which will include a high-level national events and event at Presidential Secretariat coincides with the signing of the original ILO constitution at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919.

The overall theme for the commemoration will be "Social Dialogue on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization". Under this overall theme, ILO’s enduring quest for social justice, starting with the Constitution in 1919, reinforced by the Philadelphia Declaration in 1944 and the 1998 Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, and again powerfully reconfirmed by the Declaration on Social Justice in 2008, will be emphasized.

The events will reflect national priorities and the unique ways in which ILO is working to improve people’s lives at the local, sectoral, regional and national level.

In line with the above, the workshop on "Social Dialogue on Decent Work for a Fair Globalization", communicating decent work, decent work in Sri Lanka and globally and the ILO's 90 years in operation and it also includes an interactive panel discussion with the ILO’s constituents comprising of the Government of Sri Lanka, the Employers Federation of Ceylon (EFC), and the trade unions on current core ILO issues pertinent to Sri Lanka.

The workshop will be facilitated by Ms. Sophy Fisher, Regional Information Officer (Asia and the Pacific), ILO Bangkok.

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