ILO / PORTUGAL BARBADOS COSTA RICA

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António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal; Marvin Rodríguez Cordero, Vice-President of Costa Rica; and Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados addressed the 108th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. ILO

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STORY: ILO / PORTUGAL BARBADOS COSTA RICA
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SOURCE: ILO
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LANGUAGE: ENGLSH /SPANISH / PORUGUEESE /NATS
DATELINE: 19 JUNE 2019, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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1. Wide shot, António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, walks up to podium
2. Zoom out, Costa at the podium
3. SOUNDBITE (Portuguese) António Costa, Prime Minister, Portugal:
“Ensuring that in the future, work will always be a work with rights, and that it is part of the fundamental principles of an innovative and creative economy that generates wealth and creates jobs, but also of a more just, supportive and inclusive society that democratizes work and well-being and leaves no one behind. In this agenda for the future, we count on the invaluable contribution of the International Labour Organisation, as one of the most renewing actors in global governance working with its international, regional and national partners to defend the dignity of work and the important legacy it has built up over these 100 years.”
4. Wide shot, audience applause
5. Various shots, Marvin Rodríguez Cordero, Vice-President of Costa Rica, walks up to podium
6. SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Marvin Rodríguez Cordero, Vice-President, Costa Rica:
"We must promote the generation of employment opportunities and decent work conditions necessary to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. The 2030 Agenda demands on our part better strategies and solutions to generate a balance between the three pillars of sustainable development, economic growth with social inclusion and environmental sustainability. Objectives that have not been easy to harmonize. This is the great challenge facing humanity.”
7. Wide shot, Rodríguez Cordero walks away
8. Wide shot, Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados, walks up to podium
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados:
“Size, position and geography cannot matter in fighting for righteousness and the protection of workers. But I suspect, sir, that those who gathered a hundred years ago to form this organization felt the same way and recognized that what mattered was the commitment to principle and the protection of average human beings who were voiceless and faceless to too many people, but who understood that commitment to cause without fear of consequences would one day lead to the kind of improvements that we are seeing among the working classes of the entire world. We are not yet finished.”
10. Close up, hands applauding
11. Med shot, Mottley walks away

STORYLINE:

António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal; Marvin Rodríguez Cordero, Vice-President of Costa Rica; and Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados addressed the 108th International Labour Conference today (19 Jun) in Geneva, Switzerland.

Costa called for “a more just, supportive and inclusive society that democratizes work and well-being and leaves no one behind” and highlighted the role of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), as “one of the most renewing actors in global governance working with its international, regional and national partners to defend the dignity of work and the important legacy it has built up over these 100 years.”

Rodríguez Cordero said the “generation of employment opportunities and decent work conditions necessary to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, eradicate poverty and reduce inequality” must be promoted.

He said, “the 2030 Agenda demands on our part better strategies and solutions to generate a balance between the three pillars of sustainable development, economic growth with social inclusion and environmental sustainability.”

For her part, Mottley said, “size, position and geography cannot matter in fighting for righteousness and the protection of workers.”

She said, “those who gathered a hundred years ago to form this organization felt the same way and recognized that what mattered was the commitment to principle and the protection of average human beings who were voiceless and faceless to too many people, but who understood that commitment to cause without fear of consequences would one day lead to the kind of improvements that we are seeing among the working classes of the entire world.”

More than 40 heads of government and state have addressed the two-week long Conference, which ends Friday. During the Conference over 6,000 delegates – representing governments, workers and employers – have discussed transformative changes in the world of work, and are considering the adoption of a landmark ILO Centenary Declaration on the future of work. They are also discussing violence and harassment at the workplace with a view to adopting a new international instrument.
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