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Program - 6 October

On the first day of the conference, the event will be held in English, French, German and in German Sign Language. English live captioning will also be available.

Technical check-in


Start of the event and welcome address by Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs


Improving political framework conditions: Strengthening human rights protection and promoting decent work worldwide – What needs to be done?


Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany

Christine Lambrecht, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany

Dr Gerd Müller, Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Anousheh Karvar, Representative of the French Government on the International Labour Organization Governing Board

Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization

Professor John Ruggie, former UN Special Representative on business and human rights

Policymakers and stakeholders in dialogue: Creating a level playing field: What are the expectations of the social partners, businesses and civil society?


Setting the context - Impulse by the Pakistani journalist and rights activist Shehar Bano Khan
Shehar Bano Khan, Journalistin und Aktivistin

Renata Jungo Brüngger, Daimler AG

Paul Schoenmakers, Tony‘s Chocolonely

Martin Shankland, adidas AG

Julie Vallat, L’Oréal

Filip Gregor, European Coalition for Corporate Justice

Isabelle Schömann, European Trade Union Confederation

Rebekah Smith, BusinessEurope

Interview with EU Commissioners: A new Decent Work Agenda and an EU-wide due diligence standard – What are the concrete plans of the European Commission?


Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice

Voice of the European Parliament:
Lara Wolters, Member of the European Parliament (S&D)

Talk with trio partners: Promoting decent work worldwide – assuming responsibility together


Ana Mendes Godinho, Minister of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, Portugal

Janez Cigler Kralj, Minister of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Slovenia

Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany

Closing remarks by Hubertus Heil and virtual lunch speech by Dr Auma Obama


Hubertus Heil, Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Germany

Dr Auma Obama, Sociologist, journalist and author

Tanja Samrotzki leads through the event.

Pro­gram - 7 Oc­to­ber

The second day of the conference will give you the opportunity to discuss the key issues in five workshops.