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Labor ministers of Pacific island nations urged to work together

Updated: 05 24 , 2017 14:20
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SUVA, May 24 -- Fiji's President Jioji Konrote Wednesday called on employment and labor ministers in the region to work closely with each other to develop the labor sector.

At the International Labor Organization (ILO) High Level Tripartite Dialogue on Future of Work in the Pacific held in Suva, the Fijian president highlighted the importance of this forum in achieving the UN's sustainable development goal.

"The current Future of Work Dialogue over the next two days is an opportunity for us as Pacific Island nations to have our say and contribute as a region to the global discussions on Future of Work," he told the ministers.

"As Pacific Island countries, discussions on the future of work in the Pacific is important for us to be able to add our voice to the international agenda on transformational changes in the world of work and to address our commitments to decent work and achieving social justice," Konrote said.

The ILO event is also expected to address the Future of Work through interventions in crosscutting issues such as gender, women, youth, disabled persons, and extending social protection and social dialogue with the tripartite constituents, namely governments, employers and workers.

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