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Prime Minister to Give Keynote Speech at ILO Centenary

Prime Minister to Give Keynote Speech at ILO Centenary
The Most Hon Andrew Holness, Prime Minister during a security briefing today, (June 10) with Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson and Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Rocky Meade.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness is slated to give a major address at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) centenary conference in Geneva Switzerland later this week.
The Prime Minister will also hold a series of meetings with senior officials of multilateral agencies including the World Trade Organisation.

Prime Minister Holness will address Heads of Government and senior officials at the high-level sitting which is the highlight of the Centenary Conference of the ILO on Wednesday (June 12). His address will focus on the topic: Advancing Social Justice, Promoting Decent Work.

This year’s conference will host more than 6,000 delegates from across the globe. The aim is to to find solutions to the challenges of the future in the world of work. Consequently, the Prime Minister left the island this afternoon (June 10) for a working visit to Switzerland.

While in Switzerland, the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with the Director-General and senior officials of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva Mr Roberto Azevedo as well as Mr Michael Møller, the Director General of the United Nations Office in Geneva.

He will also meet with Jamaicans in the Diaspora living in the European nation.

Jamaica has been a member of the ILO since 1962.

While Prime Minister Holness is away from the island, the Minister of National Security Hon. Dr Horace Chang will be in charge of the Government.

The Prime Minister will return to the island on Thursday, June 13.