Seoul will be hosting the International Forum on Transforming Cities for Decent Work 2019 and the Decent Work City Network (DWCN) Inaugural Conference on December 3 (Tues.)-4 (Thur.), 2019 in the multi-purpose hall of the Seoul City Hall. The events will take place based on the cooperation of the International Labour Organization (ILO).
Recently, the social need for the city to protect workers through its labor policies is increasing. Seoul is also responding to this need by executing diverse labor policies that are customized to the city. As part of its efforts, the city has been hosting the “International Forum on Transforming Cities for Decent Work” since 2017 in order to enhance the quality of life of workers through the sharing of pioneering policies amongst cities.
From December 3 to 4, the International Forum on Transforming Cities for Decent Work 2019 will take place with the participation of about 30 cities from both home and abroad under the theme, “Work for a Brighter Future,” which was generated based on the ILO Centenary Declaration. The forum will deal with the roles and tasks of a city to protect the rights and interests of workers, including △ lifelong education, △ fair wages, △ the protection of general right to work, △ industrial safety, and more.
Over 40 cities including those from abroad such as New York, LA, Paris, Sao Paulo, Quebec, Wellington, Liverpool, Budapest, Lisbon, Bangkok, and Colombo, as well as domestic cities like Seoul and Gwangju will participate in the forum.
To attend the “International Forum on Transforming Cities for Decent Work 2019,” advance registration through Seoul’s website or the official website of the forum (www.dwcn-global.org) is required. For inquiries about the event, contact the Labor Policy Division of Seoul Metropolitan Government at +82-2-2133-5527.
Mayor Park Won-soon of Seoul said, “The role of a city is growing more and more important in this rapidly changing labor market, and the social need for the protection of workers is increasing accordingly. Going beyond the sharing of policies, the Decent Work City Network will develop and spread a city labor model that can benefit workers around the world through close cooperation and bonds between cities. Through these efforts, Seoul will solidify its status as a decent work city where the value of labor is respected.”