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ILO calls for building community with shared future with decent work for all

  GENEVA, June 8 (Xinhua) -- The International Labor Organization (ILO) called for building a global community with a shared future with decent work for all, as its annual conference closed here on Friday.

  The 107th session of the International Labor Conference highlighted the call in a resolution it adopted with an aim to enhance effective development cooperation for the ILO to support the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

  "In support of the achievement of the 2030 Agenda, the International Labor Organization (ILO) should promote the understanding and recognition of its values, mandate and standards in its development cooperation and partnerships," the resolution said.

  As the ILO approaches its centenary, "its development cooperation is an integral part of its service delivery to meet challenges in the world of work, build a global community with a shared future of decent work for all and support constituents in promoting the Decent Work Agenda within an overarching SDG framework," it said.

  During the discussion process for the adoption of the new resolution, China stressed that the key aspects for development cooperation include the principle of "leaving no one behind", by ensuring adequate coverage of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups, among others.

  China regards development cooperation as critical for the provision of public goods to reduce decent work deficits for all and the related parties have a shared responsibility for achieving the SDGs, the Chinese delegation said at the conference.

  Founded in 1919, ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 members, to set labor standards, develop policies and devise programs promoting decent work for all women and men.

  The 107th session of ILO's annual conference was held here in Geneva from May 28 to June 8, which gathered over 4,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of labor. Enditem