NAMIBIA, ILO TO SIGN MOU ON DECENT WORK PROGRAMME

WINDHOEK -- The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, is expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Namibia on Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) here Tuesday, as he winds up his three-day official visit to the country.

A media statemen issued here Monday by the Senior Programme Officer at the ILO Country Office for Zimbabwe and Namibia, Adolphus Chinomwe, said the MoU on DWCP to be signed at the United Nations House here is for the period 2018-2023 and follows one signed in 2010.

"The DWCP is the ILO's framework for support to member states' socio-economic and developmental goals," Chinomwe said, adding that the DWCP comes within the framework of the UN Partnership Assistance Framework (UNPAF).

The UNPAF serves as the collective response of the United Nations system to support the national development initiatives of the government under its National Vision 2030.

Chinomwe said Ryder would also brief media partners on current global and contemporary issues in the world of work and particularly on the ILO's state of preparation for its centenary celebrations in 2019.

While in Namibia, Ryder has called on President Hage Geingob, Minister of Labour, Industrial Relations and Employment Creation Erkki Nghimtina, employer and employee representatives as well as the Heads of UN agencies in Namibia.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK