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Dhaka Tribune

PM Hasina leaves for Geneva to attend World of Work Summit

She expected to return home on Saturday

Update : 13 Jun 2023, 12:31 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina left Dhaka for Geneva, Switzerland on Tuesday morning to attend the two-day "World of Work Summit: Social Justice for All" to be held in the Swiss city on Wednesday and Thursday.

A commercial flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the prime minister departed Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 10:01am. The flight is scheduled to land at Geneva International airport at 5:30pm local time (9:30pm Bangladesh Time).

On Wednesday, UNHCR chief Flippo Grandi will call on the prime minister at the bilateral room of Hotel President Wilson.

Later the prime minister will call on President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset at Palais de Nations. After the call-on, there will be a possibility of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Knowledge and Skills enhancement between Bangladesh and Switzerland.

In the afternoon, the prime minister will address the Plenary of 'World of Work Summit 2023' at Palais de Nations.

On her arrival there, she will be greeted by ADG and the regional director of ILO.

There will be a red carpet reception and Guard of Honour from the gate to the meeting venue.

She will also meet the President of Malta Dr George Vella.

In the evening, the prime minister will attend a dinner with high-level dignitaries hosted by the DG ILO at its headquarters.

On Thursday, she will attend the “A talk at the WEF”, followed by a meeting with the founder of WEF Prof Klaus Schwab at the WEF office.

There, she will address the event on "New Economy and Society in Smart Bangladesh" organized by the World Economic Forum.

In the evening, WTO DG Dr Okonjo- Iweala will call on her at Hotel President Wilson. She will also attend a community event in the evening.

Prime Minister SheikhHasina will leave Geneva at 11am on Friday and she is expected to arrive in Dhaka in the early hours of Saturday.

"The World of Work Summit 2023: Social Justice for All" is a high-level forum for global voices to address the need for increased, coordinated and coherent action in support of social justice, according to organizers.

It will provide an opportunity to discuss and inform the proposal to forge a Global Coalition for Social Justice, which was welcomed by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office at its 347th Session.

A number of high-level guests, including former President of France, Francois Hollande, former President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, and the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, as well as representatives of employers and workers, will address the conference.

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