Phl Permanent Representative Meets with International Labor Organization Director General in Geneva
13 February 2014 – On February 7, Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, Ambassador Cecilia B. Rebong called on International Labor Organization (ILO) Director General Guy Ryder to thank the ILO for its continuing support to the Philippine government through the Decent Work country programs, and most recently, through the emergency employment, skills development and livelihood restoration assistance in devastated areas in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and other natural disasters that hit the country.
In response, DG Ryder lauded the enduring partnership of the ILO with the Philippines in promoting decent work based on social justice. He sought the Ambassador’s support on future cooperation in pursuit of a rights-based global agenda on labor migration, the promotion of the ratification of the ILO Convention 189 or the Domestic Work Convention, and in advancing the ILO’s Green Jobs Initiative.
Citing the remarkable resilience of the Filipino people in times of adversity, DG Ryder affirmed continued support of the ILO thru its Country Office in Manila as the country rebuilds lives and restore employment and livelihood in the communities affected by calamities.
Ambassador Rebong was accompanied by Mission officers Minister Enrico T. Fos, Labor Attaché Ma. Celeste M. Valderrama, and Ms. Hannah Badilles. END