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ILO - International Labour Organization

I speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States. We thank the Office for the document GB.340/INS/7. The EU supports the focus of the ILO on gender equality. The EU also pursues gender equality in its policies, as evidenced in the Council Conclusions on Gender-Equal Economies in the EU: The Way Forward of December last year.

Thank you, Chair.

I speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

At the outset we would like to recall that task we were assigned in the Paragraph 25 of the 2016 ILC Conclusions which recognise that "There is concern that current ILO standards may not be fit for purpose to achieve decent work in global supply chains. Therefore, the ILO should review this issue."

Thank you, Chair.

I speak on behalf of the European Union and its Member States.

The EU and its Member States would like to thank the office for the comprehensive background report for this technical Meeting on Achieving Decent Work in Global Supply Chains.

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