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18 August 2019  

The NUI/ILO Edward Phelan Centenary Lecture


The NUI/ILO Edward Phelan Centenary Lecture
by Nobel Laureate, Mr Kailash Satyarthi

Tuesday 17th September 2019,
Time: 18:15
Hibernia Conference Centre,
Dublin Castle


The biennial NUI Edward Phelan lecture will be delivered on Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 18:15 in the Hibernia Conference Centre, Dublin Castle.

This years’ lecture will celebrate the ILO centenary and will be delivered by Nobel Laureate, Mr Kailash Satyarthi, following The Declaration of Philadelphia Revisited conference.

Mr Satyarthi won the Nobel prize in 2014 for his contribution towards the ending of child labour and his advocacy of the rights of children and young people to education.

Respondents to the lecture will be Guy Ryder, Director General ILO; Heather Humphreys, TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation; Danny McCoy, Chief Executive Officer, IBEC and Patricia King, Secretary General, ICTU.

The Lecture will be followed by a reception.

This lecture series was established in 2013 by NUI and ILO to honour Edward J. Phelan. Born in Ireland, Edward Phelan had a distinguished career at the International Labour Organisation. He was official advocate of the ILO Project at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, became its fourth Director in 1941 and Director General under its new constitution in 1946. He was the innovator of the ILO ‘tripartite’ formula which forms the basis of representation at International Labour Conferences. Each country’s delegation includes not only Government delegates, but also representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations, a model for social partnership.

If you are interested in receiving an invitation to the lecture, please contact the Registrar at the National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 via Email: registrar@nui.ie



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