Newsletter issue No.7

August 2021 Newsletter

In this edition of our newsletter, we have captured major events and activities that took place from May 2021 to July 2021 in the three locations. Starting with the International Labour Day commemorations that took place on the three countries, we note that despite living in this situation where physical interaction is restricted our tripartite constituents- Governments, employers and workers made it sure that this important day is celebrated. The edition also provides an insight of the first-ever virtual International Labour Conference (ILC) that took place in June. During the gathering delegates from 181 countries representing the governments, workers and employers adopted unanimously a Global Call to Action for a human-centred COVID-19 recovery that prioritizes the creation of decent jobs for all and addresses the inequalities caused by the crisis. A g a i n , t h e edition highlights the happenings during the World Day Against Child Labour in the three locations. Another major event that has been covered in the three countries is the 10 year anniversary of the adoption of the Domestic Workers Convention, 2011 (No.189). Finally, the edition aptly covers the Zambia Decent Work Country Programme 2020- 2022 (Z-DWCP 2020-2022) Launch. This is the third Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) Zambia has crafted, following the second that covered the period 2013-2016.