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Qatar’s Minister of Labour is elected International Labour Conference’s Vice-President

Qatar’s Minister of Labour is
elected International Labour 
Conference’s Vice-President

Tribune News Network
doha
Qatar’s Minister of Labour His Excellency Dr Ali bin Samikh Al Marri has been elected Vice-President of International Labour Conference.
The election came during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference 2022 where the Minister of Labour HE Dr Ali bin Samikh Al Marri is leading a high-level Qatari delegation.
During the opening session of the conference, Dr Ali bin Samikh Al Marri was elected Vice-President of the Conference on behalf of government representatives. Two Vice-Presidents for employers’ and workers’ representatives were also elected.
Minister of Labour HE Dr Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri, assuming the position of Vice-President of the International Labour Conference, underlines the pivotal role played by the State of Qatar during the past years in the labour sector. It also reflects Qatar’s legislative reforms, highlights its achievements including various measures and initiatives to establish a safe and healthy work environment in the country.
On this occasion, Dr. Ali bin Samikh Al-Marri said: “My election as Vice-President of the International Labour Conference evinces the appreciation of the efforts of the State of Qatar in the labour sector, and also reflects the confidence of Asia and the Pacific in representing them through such crucial position during the 110th session of the International Labour Conference.”
H.E Dr. Samikh underlined that the International Labour Conference succeeded in providing a qualitative global platform that brings together to work the three parties that facilitated discussions over social issues related to realm of labour, and the search for constructive solutions. He noted that this year’s conference is of key importance as it is being held in person - for the first time- in two years due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the successive global crises that triggered adverse impacts on the labour sector around the world.
Dr. Samikh hoped that the conference would achieve the desired goals of its convening and come out with recommendations that would enhance consensus between the three working parties and support their ability to overcome the effects of the crises that the world was exposed to during previous periods.
The International Labour Conference is the highest decision-making authority of the ILO, which provides a real platform through which governments, employers’ and labour’ organisations in member states can hold tripartite discussions on social and labour issues.
The International Labour Conference, aka the “International Labour Parliament”, is held in Geneva annually to set ILO general policies, including conventions and recommendations.
The 110th session of the International Labour Conference 2022 is of special importance in light of successive global crises especially those that resulted in the negative impacts on labour world.
The conference will discuss, through various committees or panels myriad concerns associated with labour sector worldwide, including the possibility of amending the ILO Declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work to include safe and healthy working conditions, in addition to discussing the adoption of an international instrument on apprenticeships.
The committees will also discuss concepts of suitable work, social and solidarity economy, and the strategic objective of employment as part of the follow-up mechanism to the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.
The various committees of the conference will hold intensive meetings starting from May 30, while the plenary sessions will be held from June 6 to 11, the high-level summit will be held on June 10, and the conference will wrap up on June 11.
The delegation of each member state to the conference consists of two delegates from the government, one delegate from the employers, one delegate from the workers, in addition to their advisors. The sdelegates of employers and workers are selected in agreement with the most representative national organisations of employers and workers. Also, heads of states and prime ministers of member states participate annually in the conference, as well as international organisations, governmental and others, as observers.

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