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Global Skills Forum

Skills and lifelong learning are essential for economies to prosper, individuals to thrive and access decent work, and societies and communities to grow fairer and more resilient. Continuously skilling, reskilling and upskilling people of all ages provides immense value to society and helps to overcome social, environmental, and economic disruptions.

The Global Skills Forum brings together representatives from around the world to take part in a conversation about how to shape skills development in our ever-changing economies and societies. 

Skills for social inclusion: Global partnerships on migration and forced displacement

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Explore how partnerships can be harnessed to improve the benefits of migration for both countries of origin and destination.


Rajapaksa Pallegedera Ananda Wimalaweera
Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Foreign Employment, Sri Lanka
Diya'uddeen Basheer Hasan
Special Assistant to the Executive Secretary, National Board for Technical Education, Nigeria
Opio Douglas
Chief Executive Officer, Federation of Uganda Employers, Uganda
Hernán Ruggirello
General Confederation of Labour (CGT)
Liz Warn
Head of Division, Labour Mobility
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Hervé Huot-Marchand
Chief, Section for Youth, Literacy and Skills Development; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization


Christine Hofmann
Specialist, Skills and Employability
International Labour Organization (ILO)