Liberian Delegation Attend ILC 108Th Session

A high power Government of Liberia and members of the Tripartite Council of the Labour Sector of Liberia is in Geneva, Switzerland attending the 108th Session of the International Labour Organizations Conference (ILC).

This year Conference also marks the Centennial celebrations of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which was founded in 1919 and it brings together member states of the ILO and their respective Workers’ and Employers’ Representatives.

Deputy Labour Minister for Planning and Manpower Development Hon. Philip Tarpeh Dixon (Atty.) is the Acting Head of the Liberian delegation to the conference. The Liberian delegation consists of its Tripartite Constituents partners the Government, the Liberia Labour Congress (LLC) and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce (LCC).

Minister Dixon will lead the delegation pending the arrival of the Labour Minister of the Republic of Liberia Hon. Chief Moses Y. Kollie in Geneva on Sunday, June 16.

Presenting a Paper on behalf of the Liberian delegation Atty. Welma Sampson, Assistant Labour Minister for Labour Standards informed the Governing Body of the ILO reasons that had led to the failure of Liberia to provide reports for the past five (5) years on unratified ILO Conventions and Recommendations as it is required by the Body to the delay in sitting up a National Tripartite Council (NTC) by previous administration.

Assistant Minister Sampson told the ILO that Liberia has finally submitted the unratified Conventions and Recommendations to the National Tripartite Council (NTC) recently constituted by the Administration of Labour Minister Moses Y. Kollie for consultation, education and awareness and for subsequent submission to the National Legislature for ratification. She promised that the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Labour will update that Body of the ILO on the progress before September 2019.

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