ILO director general to sign DWCP MoU

06 Aug 2018 18:00pm
WINDHOEK, 06 AUG (NAMPA) - The Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) on Tuesday, during the last day of his three-day official visit to Namibia.
This was revealed in a media statement issued on Monday by Senior Programme Officer at the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia, Adolphus Chinomwe.
The statement said Ryder’s visit to Namibia started on Sunday and would end on Tuesday.
Chinomwe said the MoU on DWCP that will be signed at the United Nations House is for the period 2018-2023 and follow one signed in 2010.
“The DWCP is the ILO’s framework for support to member states’ socio-economic and developmental goals,” Chinomwe said.
He said the DWCP is within the framework of the United Nations Partnership Assistance Framework (UNPAF).
According to the UNPAF, it serves as the collective response of the United Nations system to support the national development initiatives of Government under the National Vision 2030.
Chinomwe said that Ryder is also going to brief media partners on current global and contemporary issues in the world of work and particularly the ILO’s state of preparation for its centenary celebrations in 2019.
Ryder also visited the Head of State, Hage Geingob, Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation, Erkki Nghimtina, employer and employee representatives as well as the Heads of UN Agencies in the country.