Mr. Rakesh Patry

Director General, International, Intergovernmental Labour Affairs, ESDC, Canada

Rakesh Patry is a member of the International Organizing Committee of the XXII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work. Mr. Patry is the Director General of International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs for the Government of Canada’s Department of Employment and Social Development (ESDC). In this capacity, he and his team are responsible for overseeing all of the Government’s international labour activities, including the negotiation and implementation of labour provisions in Canada’s Free Trade Agreements, technical assistance programming, and Canadian engagement in multilateral labour fora such as the International Labour Organization (ILO).


TS3 - Innovations in tripartite governance of occupational safety and health

The tri-partite model for the governance of OSH policy and regulatory development has been an effective approach to strengthening worker health protection in Canada, and many other countries. This technical session will review global innovations in tripartite governance in support of policy, regulation and standard development. The session will consider opportunities and challenges in the new world of work, and examine how the model has supported a culture of prevention. Panelists will discuss the work of the tri-partite technical committee that developed ILO Convention C190, and the session will include four case studies of tripartite governance experiences in Chile, New Zealand, Singapore and Canada.

Cameron Mustard, Canada

John Beckett, Canada
Marie Clarke Walker, Canada
Pedro Contador, Chile
Michael Dauncey, Canada
Sujoy Dey, Canada
Fiona Ewing, New Zealand
John Ng, Singapore
Rakesh Patry, Canada
Shelley Uvanile-Hesch, Canada

Live : 22/09/2021 - 10:30 EDT - 12:15 EDT
Rerun : 22/09/2021 - 20:30 EDT - 22:15 EDT

SYM14 - Strengthening worker health protection in global supply chains

Global supply chains cross national borders with varying standards for worker health protection. The symposium will highlight challenges and solutions for strengthening worker health protection across diverse market systems, regulatory regimes and safety cultures.   

Emily Norgang, Canada

Silvana Cappuccio, Italy 
Lisa Hollands, Germany 
Rakesh Patry, Canada 
Kalpona Aktar, Bangladesh

Live : 20/09/2019 - 14:45 EDT - 16:15 EDT
Rerun : 21/09/2021 - 00:45 EDT - 02:15 EDT