Bahrain participates in 105th International Labor Conference

Labor and Social Development Minister Jameel bin Mohammed Ali Humaidan led Bahrain’s delegation to the 105th International Labor Conference, which is underway and runs through June 11 in Switzerland. The International Labor Conference is one of the key specialized events that brings together the three production partners (Government, Employers and Employees) and is attended by more than 3,000 participants including senior officials, experts and specialists in employment, labor legislation and social protection.

Bahrain has made quantum leaps since government reforms have been launched, with continuous support and follow up from the royal family. Speaking at the conference Minister Humaidan asserted the Kingdom of Bahrain’s success in achieving its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include relevant job creation and eradication of poverty. Government efforts have resulted in a solid integrated network for social security and protection, an advanced legislative setup, and promoting constructive social dialogue between the three parties of production, as well as consolidation of social partnership with civil society organisations. The Minister highlighted that social justice, improvement of living standard and boosting social dialogue are inseparable and are an integral part of Bahrain’s comprehensive reforms.

Bahrain’s participation in the current session is especially notable since the Kingdom joined the Governing Body of the International Labor Organisation (ILO) in 2014 and effectively participated in drafting recommendations and resolutions, as well as all matters referred by the board of directors to the general assembly.

The Bahraini delegation includes Undersecretary for Labor Sector Sabah Salem Al Dosary, Head of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Permanent Mission to the UN’s Geneva-based headquarters Dr. Yousef A. K. Bucheeri, businessman Adel Hassan Al-Aali member of Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), along with representatives of the General Federation of Workers Trade Unions in Bahrain (GFWTUB) and Bahrain Free Labor Unions Federation (Al Hurr), officials from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, and other relevant governmental departments.

In cooperation with Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) presence at Arab and international functions, the Minister of Labor and Social Development and accompanying delegation also participated in the GCC Labor Ministers Coordinative Meeting.

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