Minister of social affairs to represent Estonia at conference of Intl Labor Organization

  • 2019-06-12
  • BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Social Affairs Tanel Kiik is to attend the general conference of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva on Wednesday where he is to give a speech on the future of work.

On Wednesday afternoon, the minister is scheduled to meet with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), with whom he is to discuss general access to health services and digital innovation in the health field. Kiis is also scheduled to meet with Elhadj As Sy, secretary general of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), with whom he is will discuss cooperation opportunities and Estonia's e-state experience.

This year's International Labor Conference is dedicated to the centenary of ILO. Nearly 6,000 delegates representing governments, employees and trade unions have gathered at the conference. The plan is to adopt an ILO centenary declaration focusing on future of work. Other topics to be discussed at the meeting include violence against men and women and the themes of harassment in the work environment.

From Geneva, Kiik will travel to Luxembourg, where he is to take part in a meeting of the health and labor ministers of the European Union on Thursday and Friday. The minister will return to Estonia on Friday evening.