President leaving for Geneva tomorrow

Posted on: June 12, 2017 | views: 80

President, Mrs. Bidya Devi Bhandari, is leaving for Geneva tomorrow to attend the World of Work Summit to be held as a part of 106th Session of International Labour Conference.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, President will address the Summit on the 15th of June. The theme of the Summit this year has been chosen as ‘Women at Work’.  

The President will underline the progress made by Nepal in the front of women’s participation and representation in politics as well as in the world of work and highlight the efforts made to address the challenges in that trajectory.

President Bhandari will join two other Heads of State from Malta and Mauritius exclusively invited by the ILO for this year’s Summit. This will be the first time that Head of the State of Nepal has been invited by the ILO to address the summit. Nepal became member of the ILO in 1966.

Director General of ILO Mr. Guy Ryder will call on President Bhandari on the 15th of June. Mr. Ryder will host luncheon in honour of the visiting Presidents on the same day. 

Mr. Dipak Dhital, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva will host a reception in honour of the President.