Uganda has been nominated to the Board of the International Training Centre (ITC) and designated as the Official Spokesperson of the Africa Group on Social Dialogue in the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation.
The Centre provides high-level in-service training for governments, employers’ organisations, workers’ organisations as well as other national and international partners in support of Decent Work and sustainable development.
It also offers Master Degree Programmes in Labour Economics, Occupational Safety and Health and Industrial Relations among others.
The new development comes just a few days after Uganda was overwhelmingly voted to the Governing Body of ILO by the 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland on June 12 for the period 2017-2020.
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana told ChimpReports on Friday that the Board to which Uganda has been appointed, is the highest policy and decision-making organ of the International Training Centre (ITC)
“In the capacity of the Official Spokesperson of the Africa Group on Social Dialogue in the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation, Uganda will be responsible for initiating and presenting Africa’s position on policies and strategies of promoting consensus building and democratic involvement of workers and employers on issues of common interest relating to economic and social policy,” said Bigirimana who is currently in Geneva, Switzerland.
Also as a member of the governing Body Uganda will play a key role in determining ILO Policies, budgets and programmes all over the world as well as the election of the Director General of the ILO.