UAE Chambers Federation participates in International Labour Conference

GENEVA, The UAE Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry concluded its participation, as part of a UAE delegation, in the 107th International Labour Conference in Geneva.

Members of the delegation included Khalifa Khamis Mattar Al Kaabi, Member of the Board of Directors of the International Labour Organisation, ILO, Mohammed Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Assistant Secretary-General of the Federation, Dr. Ali Mohammed Al Mulla, Member of the International Jury Committee and Member of the Board of Directors of the Fujairah Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Youssri Saleh Al Yafei, Member of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Businesswomen Council, and businesswoman Hind bin Soliman.

During the conference, Khalifa Khamis Mattar Al Kaabi was elected vice president of its 107th session. Al Kaabi said that the election of an Emirati as vice president of the conference confirms the UAE’s leading position in international events and organisations, and the confidence in its ability to manage the conference, which is a key decision-making platforms for the organisation.

In a statement, Al Nuaimi said that the participation of the federation in the annual conference is part of its desire to join the international community in supporting labour issues and discussing developments in global labour markets, as well as to develop an international social protection system.

Dr. Al Mulla highlighted the strategic topics that were discussed during the conference, which included promoting social dialogue, women’s labour issues, achieving sustainable development goals and promoting key points of interest related to international labour markets. He added that the conference was an opportunity to exchange knowledge, especially as the participant’s relevant experiences and initiatives can benefit global labour markets, while wishing that the conference’s outcomes, recommendations and decisions will benefit the conference’s participants and protect the stability of the world’s labour markets.

The conference was attended by over 5,000 representatives from 187 ILO member countries, as well as from international and regional government authorities.

Source: Emirates News Agency