Oman took part in the proceedings of the International Labour Conference held in Geneva. The Sultanate was represented by the three parties of production: the Ministry of Labor, the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the General Federation of Oman Workers. The participating delegations discussed the items on the conference agenda, which included the Director-General’s report titled “Advancing Social Justice.” They also addressed topics related to the labor market, including the application of international labor agreements ratified by member states, industrial apprenticeships and their impact on enhancing the capabilities of youth and promoting their employment, and reviewing the experiences of leading countries in enhancing the labor market, achieving decent work, and providing social protection.
Dr. Mahad bin Said Ba’owain, the Minister of Labor, chaired the delegation participating in the World of Work Summit, themed “Social Justice for All.” The summit featured speeches from heads of states, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Director-General of the International Labour Organization, and officials and decision-makers from the three parties of production of member states. The summit also included panel discussions on strengthening the capacities of social partners in policies related to social justice.
Furthermore, the proposal to establish a global alliance for social justice, which was welcomed by the organization’s Board of Directors during its 347th session held in March, will be discussed. A representative of Oman attended the council meeting.
Sheikh Nasr bin Amer Al-Hosani, the Deputy Minister of Labor, delivered a speech on behalf of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, highlighting the organization’s efforts in presenting the program and budget for the years 2024-2025. He emphasized the importance of technical cooperation between the organization and the GCC countries to enhance decent work, fundamental principles, and rights at work. He also highlighted the GCC countries’ position regarding the use of expressions and contexts that are inconsistent with the foundations of our societies, the need to consider the circumstances and cultural diversity of member states.
Source: Oman News Agency (Oman News Agency)