JAKARTA (ILO News): The International Labour Organization (ILO) will mark its 90th anniversary with a world-wide series of activities, including a high-level event in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration (MoMT): a joint photo exhibition and a tripartite dialogue.
The joint photo exhibition titled “Portrait of the World of Work in Indonesia” and the joint Tripartite Dialogue titled “The Role and Contribution of the ILO” will be held on Wednesday, 22 April 2009, at the Tripartite Room, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration. These events will be officially opened by the HE Erman Suparno, Minister of Manpower and Transmigration.
The Tripartite Dialogue focus on the role and contribution of the ILO in assisting Indonesia moving forward with strengthened labour laws, improved industrial relations, employment, labour inspection, tripartism/social dialogue as well as labour statistics, research and training, to ensure proper and effective implementation of labour laws, regulations and policies. The dialogue will also cover the work of the ILO’s tripartite partners—Government, workers and employers—in promoting social justice and decent work in Indonesia.
“In the last 90 years the ILO has played a vital role in many workplace improvements that we now take for granted, including the 6 day week, the basic eight hour day, and the right to organize,” said Alan Boulton, Country Director of the ILO in Indonesia. “ILO 90 comes during a global economic and employment crisis. It underscores the importance of promoting social justice and a fairer system of globalization, and shows that the work of the ILO is as relevant today as it has ever been”.
The role of the ILO in Indonesia will be further discussed by the key labour actors: Myra Hanartani, Director General of Industrial Relations, Ministry of Manpower and Transmigration; Sofjan Wanandi, Chairman of the Indonesian Employers’ Association (Apind0); and Thamrin Mosii, President of KSPSI.
The joint Photo Exhibition will be conducted for three days from 22 – 24 April 2009 at the main lobby of the Ministry of Manpower Office, Jl. Gatot Subroto, Jakarta. Consisting of around 80 photos, the photo exhibition portrays main activities of the Manpower Ministry to ensure better employment conditions for Indonesians, and provides a general portrait of the world of work in Indonesia.
The ILO - which deals with employment and workplace issues - is the oldest specialized agency of the United Nations (UN). The ILO was founded in 1919, and is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the First World War. When the UN was formed in 1946 the ILO became part of it. Indonesia became a member of the ILO in June 1950.
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