State Minister Abe attended the TICAD 7 Official side event: ILO Future of Work High-level Dialogue Jobs4Youth
1. On August 29, Dr. Toshiko Abe, State Minister for Foreign Affairs, attended the TICAD7 official side event: “ILO Future of Work High-level Dialogue Jobs4Youth” in Yokohama and made a speech.
2. Dr. Abe extended her heartfelt congratulations on the remarkable ILO Centenary at the beginning of the speech. In referring to the importance of job creation for youth in Africa, Dr. Abe expressed her hope that Japanese experience and expertise will be applied to ILO projects for youth employment in Gambia and Mauritania which are financed by Japan. She also expected the projects will produce fruitful results and contribute to development and sustainable growth in Africa.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is a unique tripartite UN organization, comprised by the government, worker, and employer representatives (headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland). The aims of ILO are to contribute to the establishment of universal and lasting peace based on social justice, through the betterment of working conditions, and to promote full employment, harmonious management-labour relations, and social security. Japan, as a Member State of ILO, actively participates in various meetings, including the International Labour Conference (ILC) and the Governing Body, with tripartite representatives of the government, workers, and employers.
[Reference] ILO Future of Work High-level Dialogue “Jobs4Youth”
This side event was held in order to share expertise and experience on enhancement of investments and productivity to support Jobs for Youth across Africa. Mr. Guy Ryder, Director General of ILO, Mr. Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa, and government officials of African countries and specialists attended the event and actively contributed to a panel discussion.