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Liberia Pledges to Revitalize Labor Sector, Seeks ILO Support

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In a speech delivered at the 112th Session of the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, the minister noted that Liberia’s new administration, led by President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, is dedicated to revitalizing national development after years of war, misrule, and slow growth. Under the “ARREST” agenda, the government is focused on key sectors including labor.

Kruah pledged to enforce labor laws, ensure decent work and equal pay, and facilitate peaceful dialogue between employers and workers. He said the government will develop policies to promote decent work, the care economy, and social justice for all citizens.

Seeking ILO support, Kruah requested technical assistance in capacity building, expert services, and support to enhance Liberia’s labor administration and prepare the workforce for the digital transformation era, including AI.

“Our government will continue to enforce proper labor standards and develop policies that promote decent work, the care economy, and social justice for all our citizens and residents,” the minister said.

Kruah echoed the ILO’s motto, “If you desire peace, cultivate justice,” underscoring the importance of social and economic justice for lasting peace and prosperity.

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