President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will leave Accra on Sunday, June 9 to Geneva, Switzerland where he is billed to address the 108th International Labour Conference by the International Labour Organisation.
He will lead a Ghanaian delegation, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Shirley Ayorkor Botchway, and Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, to the conference.
The conference, theme “Building a future with decent work,” will mark the centenary celebration of the founding of the ILO.
Nana Akufo-Addo will address the opening session of the Conference, which commences on Monday, June 10 and will be expected to set out Ghana’s contribution to the future of the world of work.
This year’s session brings together over 5,000 delegates from around the globe to find solutions to the challenges of the future of the world of work, and celebrate the centenary of the ILO.
The International Labour Conference is the ILO’s highest decision-making body. It meets annually, bringing together the tripartite delegations from the Organization’s 187 member States, and a number of observers from other international actors, to consider a series of topics placed on its agenda by the Governing Body of the ILO.
5 nation Caribbean trip
President Akufo-Addo will from Geneva on June 11 embark on working visits to five Caribbean nations as part of efforts promoting the “Year of Return”.
On the trip with the President will be Mrs Ayorkor Botchway, and the Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Barbara Oteng Gyasi.
They will from June 11 to 16 five Caribbean nations as part of efforts to promote the “Year of Return”.
The countries to be visited by the President are Guyana, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Jamaica.
In Washington, D.C. in September 2018, Nana Akufo-Addo declared and formally launched the “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” for Africans in the Diaspora, giving fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora.
The events of the “Year of Return” are, above all, aimed at solidifying relations with descendants of Africa, resident in the Americas and the Caribbean, who have been defined as the sixth region of the Africa Union.
Nana Akufo-Addo will return to Ghana on Monday, June 17.