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Star Building: ILO Director General Pledges Dev’t Support

Prime Minister Philemon Yang on December 8, 2017 had talks with the visiting Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder.

The Director General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder during his three-day visit to  Cameroon last weekend discussed with government authorities, employers and workers organisations on how the organisation within its sphere of influence which is labour  and social affairs matters can contribute to Cameroon’s development.

He made the declaration on Friday, December 8, 2017 after talks with Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang.  Mr Guy Ryder said, “the development of decent work and employment opportunities for your people is an important precondition for development.” He said Cameroon has a high ambition for its development.

The ILO considers this and the Prime Minister confirmed that the development of decent work can be an essential precondition for development, the senior official said.

He used the occasion to launch the social protection report.  The ILO, its Director General said, recently launched a world report on social protection which indicated that 55 per cent of people in the world do not have social protection and the figure was alarming in Africa.

Guy Ryder said his coming to Cameroon was because he believed that the ILO can develop social security systems in Cameroon. As such, the organisation wants to accompany government in its development agenda and appreciated Cameroon’s efforts.



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