The Head of Government receives the Director General of the International Labor Organization


The Head of Government, Mr. Aziz Akhannouch received, Tuesday May 7, 2024 in Rabat, Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, Director General of the International Labor Organization, who is making his first visit to the Kingdom since his accession to the general management of this UN organization, in the presence of Mr. Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Labor and Skills. This meeting is part of the common desire to strengthen cooperation between Morocco and the International Labor Organization, marked in recent years by a spirit of sustainability and coordination.

The Head of Government reviewed, during this meeting, the dynamics of the reforms that our country is experiencing under the enlightened leadership of HM King Mohammed VI, may God preserve him, particularly in terms of social protection, implementation implementing structuring projects, promoting productive employment and creating decent employment opportunities.

The Head of Government stressed that Morocco has been able over the last two years to institutionalize social dialogue and establish it as a mechanism for generating achievements and reforms. He noted that the government managed, alongside trade union centers and professional workers’ organizations and associations, to recently sign the agreement for the April 2024 session, which is of great importance in terms of improving workers’ income. civil servants and employees and the implementation of several reforms and legislation related to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution and with international legislation in this area and within the framework of a participatory approach with social and economic partners .

For his part, Mr. Gilbert Houngbo affirmed that the priorities of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco match those established by the International Labor Organization, specifying that this meeting was an opportunity to learn about the major projects initiated by the government in over the last 30 months and to debate the government’s future projects, such as the reform of pension funds and the updating of labor legislation.

The Director General of the ILO also noted the importance that the government of the Kingdom of Morocco attaches to the continued implementation of social state projects, calling on Morocco to join the global coalition for justice social protection, as well as the UN Secretary-General’s Initiative to support the “Global Accelerator for Jobs and Social Protection for Just Transitions”.

The two parties also discussed the objectives of the United Nations Organization for Sustainable Development relating to the creation of decent work opportunities, the guarantee of health and safety, the fight against violence and discrimination in the workplace, in addition to evaluating the implementation of international standards adopted by the Kingdom.

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