Delegates confirmed for ILO conference

Zimbabwe has sent its provisional list of delegates to the 12th African regional conference of the International Labour Organisation, which kicks off here next week.

Minister of Labour and Social Services, Pualina Mpariwa, will lead Zimbabwe’s delegation at the conference, which brings together worker movements and labour ministers from across Africa.

According to an official from the hosting South African government, the Zimbabwean government will also be represented at the conference by Lancester Musekwa, Permanent Secretary for Labour and Social Services and Peom Mudyawabikwa, Deputy-Director of International Relations Division in the Ministry of Labour and Social Services.

Also attending the conference will be Rodgers Dhliwayo, Director Occupational Health and Safety at the National Social Security Association and Tariro Jongwe, Labour Officer at the Ministry of Labour and Social Services, who are listed as advisors in the travelling itinerary.

Other delegates will be John Mufukute, Executive Director for the Employers' Confederation of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions President.

The ILO conference, whose theme is "Empowering Africa’s Peoples with Decent Work", will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on October 11-14 2011 and will be hosted by South Africa’s Department of Labour.

Central to the conference discussions will be the progress made by the countries in the region towards achieving the targets set by the Decent Work Agenda in Africa for 2007-15, adopted by the 11th African Regional Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2007, and to set out future priority actions for the region to achieve the Decent Work Agenda in Africa.

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