Kathmandu, June 22, In light of the recent tragedy witnessed by our country in the aftermath of the April 25 earthquake, the Government of Nepal is organizing a donor conference to be held on 25 June 2015, to report on post disaster needs.
The Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) recently completed under the aegis of the National Planning Commission and some of the major donors in Nepal, indicates that the earthquake resulted in loss of income, including jobs and livelihoods, of millions of Nepalis.
To provide proper monitoring and oversight functions, SARTUC General Secretary Laxman Basnet led a delegation to submit a request proposal with Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat for representation of workers’ voice and interests at the upcoming international conference.
Mr. Bishnu Rimal, President GEFONT, Mr. Khil Nath Dahal, President NTUC, and other trade union leaders accompanied the delegation.
The Finance Minister, in response, acknowledged the role of workers in nation re-building and affirmed its representation at the upcoming donor’s conference.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) is the main international trade union organisation, representing the interests of working people worldwide.