ILO Director-General Gilbert F Houngbo urges Caribbean countries to emphasize social justice in handling challenges like climate change, the effect of pandemics like COVID-19, and the impacts of global conflicts
Director-general of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Gilbert F. Houngbo has urged Caribbean countries to emphasize social justice in dealing witha number of issues, including climate change, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the impacts of international wars.
Houngbo underlined the necessity of creating a Global Coalition for Social Justice in his opening remarks at the 12th ILO Caribbean Labour Ministers' Meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. He did so to increase global solidarity, policy coherence, and concerted action for robust, sustainable, and inclusive development.
He explained to the ministers in attendance that as leaders in the Caribbean workplace, they have a crucial role to play in creating a Global Coalition for Social Justice, especially to make sure that the realities of this subregion are acknowledged and given priority.
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