ICMC co-presents a joint statement on protection of workers at the annual meeting of ILO

Carpentry worker in Indonesia Carpentry worker in Indonesia. Photo: ICMC Geneva, 9 June 2017 - ICMC co-presented a joint statement on protection of workers at the annual meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO) in Geneva this week. The statement was authored in cooperation with a group of several other Catholic-inspired NGOs including: Caritas Internationalis, KOLPING INTERNATIONAL, International Young Christian Workers – JOCI/YCW, International Movement of Catholic Agricultural and Rural Youth- MIJARC, International Coordination of Young Christian Workers – CIJOC, and Pax Romana- ICMICA.

The partnership has been meeting regularly since 2012, often with governments in Geneva, on issues of dignity of labor and decent work. A milestone joint statement was previously presented with great success in 2013, calling for goals and targets on decent work in the new global Sustainable Development Goals and gathering wide sign-on from 42 Catholic-inspired NGOs and networks worldwide (counting ICMC) plus the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and the Permanent Mission of the Holy See in Geneva. This year's statement strives for the respect of worker’s rights, including social protection and social security for all. The partnership of NGOs promises to “continue to work with the members of the International Labor Conference to implement these demands, as well as promote them within their sphere of influence for just work, dignity and equality for all!”

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