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Ignatius Baffour Awuah gets top UN job

The Minister for Employment and Labor Relations, Ignatius Baffour-Awuah has been designated as an individual from the International Advisory Board on the Climate Action for occupations Strategy, an activity of the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations (UN).

Hon Baffour Awuah will join the significant level individuals from the Advisory Board which incorporate Ministers of condition, work and arranging, pioneers of bosses’ and laborers’ associations and senior authorities of the United Nations and improvement account establishments who have been locked in to change responsibilities made at the UN Climate Action Summit of 2019 into solid activity.

In an arrangement letter, the Director-General of the International Labor Organization, Mr Guy Ryder said the ILO anticipates working with Hon Baffour Awuah “to accomplish broad activity on environmental change, advance social equity and advance conventional positions”


Reporting the priest’s arrangement, the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations, in a press explanation said the greeting of Hon. Awuah to serve on the International Advisory Board on the Climate Action for occupations Strategy, was in acknowledgment of endeavors made by the legislature and the responsibility of the Minister towards the advancement of a public green positions system.

Furthermore, the service said it was likewise in acknowledgment of Ghana’s execution of the National Determined Contributions on Climate Change.

Terms of reference

The terms of reference laying out the job, organization, term of office and meeting convention of the International Advisory Board demonstrates that individuals would inform on the general methodology regarding the Climate Action for Jobs activity, especially comparable to its vital heading.

They are additionally to advise on key worldwide improvements at the interface of the universe of work and

environmental change and give by and large direction on operational issues brought to the consideration of the board.

Hon. Ignatius Baffour Awuah, the Minister for Employment and work relations and the MP for the Sunyani West Constituency and one other Senegalese are the main two Africans on this thirteen (13) part board.

The International Advisory Board is made out of a limit of two agents from governments from Africa, America, Asia and Europe; a delegate of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); a delegate each from the International Organization of Employers (IOE), United Nations Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the International Labor Office (ILO).

Others are a delegate of two worldwide or local budgetary organizations, while the ILO fills in as the secretariat of the Advisory Board.

Participation of the Advisory Board is for a time of three years and when a part leaves during the term of office, selections for a trade for the rest of the three-year term will be looked for from the important class of individuals.


The Paris Agreement on environmental change received in 2015 notes the objectives of guaranteeing that laborers and firms influenced by the change to carbon-unbiased economies are sufficiently upheld, while open doors for the formation of conventional and green positions are completely caught.

To transform this human-focused plan into solid activity, the United Nations Secretary-

General António Guterres, the Director-General of the International Labor Organization Guy Ryder, and pioneers of governments, managers’ and laborers’ associations dispatched a Climate Action for Jobs Initiative at the United Nations meeting on environmental change held in Madrid, in December 2019.

The Initiative is expected to give a guide to help and offer impact to the responsibilities made

by nations at the Climate Action Summit of September 2019. The International Labor

The association is leading the usage of the Initiative.


The International Labor Organization (ILO) had named the Minister for Employment and Labor Relations, Mr Ignatius Baffour Awuah to serve a three-year term on the International Advisory Board on the Climate Action for occupations Strategy.

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