GENEVA, June 1 (KUNA) -- Kuwait's Minister of Social Affairs and Labor and Minister of State for Planning and Development Hind Al-Subeeh confirmed Monday her country's support of the International Labour Organization's (ILO) efforts to tackle unemployment and provide security for workers under its framework.
Minister Al-Subeeh made her remarks to KUNA on Monday after heading the Kuwaiti delegation at ILO's annual conference, which kicked off here a day earlier.
This support is part of Kuwait's keenness in implementing social justice standards, she said, noting that her country has always been proactive in implementing social justice in terms of vocational safety and protection of motherhood.
Minister Al-Subeeh also welcomed ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder's call to approve a recommendation that provides an international framework for informal economy to transform into a formal economy, noting that Ryder's call supports national and regional economies.
The conference provides an opportunity to focus on finding ways to boost small-medium sized facilities and their importance in facing unemployment issues on Arab, regional, and international levels.
Minister Al-Subeeh also stressed the importance to have an Arab consensus on supporting the Palestinian Workers under Israeli Occupation cause, adding an independent report is to be submitted during the conference addressing Israeli occupation impact on the rights of Palestinian workers, in addition the occupation reflections on various social and economic aspects of the life of Palestinians.
The ILO conference is to last till June 12th, with participation of 190 countries, including representatives of labor ministries, workers' syndicates and business owners' unions. (end)