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Labour chief to visit Geneva

Secretary for Labour & Welfare Dr Law Chi-kwong will depart for Geneva, Switzerland, tomorrow to attend the 108th Session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) as a member of the People's Republic of China (PRC) delegation.


The conference is also called the Centenary Conference as 2019 marks the International Labour Organization's (ILO) 100th anniversary.


The agenda of this year's labour conference includes discussion of the ILO's Global Commission on the Future of Work's report entitled "Work for a brighter future" and 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 PRC's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other international organisations in Switzerland and hold meetings with representatives of the ILO's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, the International Social Security Association and the World Economic Forum's System Initiative Management Team.


Labour Department and the Labour Advisory Board representatives are also attending the ILC.


Dr Law will retun to Hong Kong on June 20. In his absence, Under Secretary for Labour & Welfare Caspar Tsui will be Acting Secretary.

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