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World of Work Summit: Social justice for all

The World of Work Summit 2023: Social Justice for All is a high-level forum for global voices to address the need for increased, coordinated and coherent action in support of social justice. It will provide an opportunity to discuss and inform the proposal to forge a Global Coalition for Social Justice, which was welcomed by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office at its 347th Session (March 2023).

The 2-day Summit will highlight the key role of social justice in creating a more sustainable and equitable world and will discuss strategies for increased and better-aligned joint action to advance social justice and ensure policy coherence. It will provide a forum for participants to share their vision of, and priorities for, social justice and to showcase the actions they are taking and they commit to take to advance social justice. It is expected that the outcomes of the Summit will inform discussions in other multilateral forums of the centrality of and strategies to achieve greater social justice, such as, in 2023, the Sustainable Development Goals Summit, the G20 and the summits of the BRICS countries.

The Summit features:
- Addresses by Heads of State and Government, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the ILO Director-General and high-level representatives of employers’ and workers’ organizations.

- Four panel discussions with high-level representatives of governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations, UN entities and other international organizations to leverage capacities and improve coordination and policy coherence to increase the scale and impact of actions towards social justice across the multilateral system and beyond.

Interpretation will be provided in English, French, Spanish, German, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and international sign language.

Agenda of the World of Work Summit

Opening - Addresses by Heads of State or Government - Panel on Addressing inequalities, informality and facilitating inclusion

Showing dates/times for

Key moments

playGilbert F. Houngbo
Duration: 11:08
playAntónio Guterres
Duration: 3:10
playAlain Berset
Duration: 11:40
playRoberto Suárez Santos
Duration: 12:52
playLuc Triangle
Duration: 10:08

Keynote addresses

Gilbert F. Houngbo, ILO Director-General
Gilbert F. Houngbo
International Labour Organization (ILO)
António Guterres
António Guterres
United Nations (UN)
Alain Berset, 2023 President of the Swiss Confederation
Alain Berset
President, Switzerland
Roberto Suárez Santos, IOE
Roberto Suárez Santos
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Luc Triangle, ITUC
Luc Triangle
Acting General Secretary
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

Panel: Addressing inequalities, informality and facilitating inclusion

Karien van Gennip
Karien van Gennip
Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, Netherlands
Shri Bhupender Yadav
Shri Bhupender Yadav
Minister of Labour and Employment and Environment, Forest & Climate Change, India
 Jorge Luis Araya Chaves
Jorge Luis Araya Chaves
Executive Director of the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of the Private Business Sector (UCCAEP)
Plamen Dimitrov
Plamen Dimitrov
President of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB), Bulgaria
Winnie Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima
Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, Executive Director
Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
Paul Ladd
Paul Ladd
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)

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