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Professor Deirdre McCann launches new film and holds a Special Session on Africa in the Future of Work at the UN International Labour Organization, Geneva

(18 July 2019)

The Regulating for Decent Work (RDW) Conference was held in the UN International Labour Office, Geneva, from 8-10 July 2019.Co-hosted by Durham Law School, the event focused on the future of work.

Led by Professor Deirdre McCann, the project on Decent Work Regulation (DWR) held a Special Session on the first day of the RDW Conference. The Session launched a short film on the Lesotho garment sector - Rethabile's Story - in discussion with the director and producer, Darren Hutchinson.

The film screening was followed by a round table discussion on Africa in the Future of Work with panellists Natasja Ambrosio (Head of Sustainability, Mr Price Group, South Africa), Limpho Mandoro (ILO Pretoria), Professor Kelly Pike (York University, Toronto) and Marlese Von Broembsen (WIEGO). The panel was chaired by Professor Deirdre McCann.

In addition to these events, Professor McCann, together with Professor Kelly Pike of York University Toronto presented the findings of a forthcoming DWR-Africa study on the enforcement of public and private labour standards in South Africa and Lesotho.

More details are available at the DWR Project page.