George Vella ILO UN 2019

Malta’s President George Vella left Malta on Tuesday (today) for Geneva, Switzerland, to address the World of Work Summit 2023: Social Justice for All organised by the United Nation’s International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The two-day summit will focus on the key role of social justice in creating a more sustainable and just world; and it is expected to be attended by Heads of State and Government, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the Director-General of the ILO, and representatives of international organizations of employers and workers.

The last time the President addressed the ILO was in June 2019.

During his visit to Geneva, President Vella will have high-level meetings in the UN’s institutions, among others with the Director-General of the ILO, Gilbert F. Houngbo, and with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, as well as with the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina and the Prime Minister of Tunisia Najla Bouden.

While President Vella is engaged in Geneva, Professor Frank Bezzina will serve as Acting President of Malta. President George Vella will return to Malta on Thursday, 15th June 2023.

Featured Image : President George Vella at UN International Labour Organisation Summit via Facebook


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