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The 96th Session of The International Labour Conference, 12 – 14 June 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

Dr Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Defence, is leading a tripartite delegation to attend the 96th Session of the International Labour Conference from 12 - 14 June 2007 in Geneva, Switzerland. The delegation comprises Mr John de Payva, President, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC); Mr Lim Swee Say, Secretary-General, NTUC; Mdm Halimah Yacob, Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC; Mr Stephen Lee, Chairman, Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and President, Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF); and, Mr Koh Juan Kiat, Executive Director, SNEF and SBF; and officials from the Ministry of Manpower.

2.   The topics to be discussed at this year's Conference include discrimination at the workplace, promotion of sustainable enterprises in the context of globalisation and other labour-related issues.

3.   Dr Ng will address the Conference on 13 June 2007. He will also hold bilateral meetings with other labour ministers at the sidelines of the event.

4.   Dr Ng will also make a separate visit to France from 14 - 18 June 2007 in conjunction with the 47th International Aeronautics and Space Exhibition at Le Bourget, Paris.