Dr. Youcef Ghellab

Head, Social Dialogue Unit, International Labour Organization

Youcef Ghellab is the Head of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit, Governance and Tripartism Department, International Labour Organization, Geneva-Switzerland.

He holds a PHD in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management from the Paris-based Dauphine University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris.

He started his career in the French Ministry of Economy and Finance in 1991 in Paris where he worked as a labour economist in the Bureau for Employment and Wages/Department of economic analysis and forecast. He joined the ILO in 1994 and worked as expert in wage policy and industrial relations; in 2001 he was appointed as Senior Social Dialogue and Labour Law Specialist in the ILO Sub regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe in Budapest, Hungary. In 2008 he moved back to ILO Headquarters in Geneva as a Senior Specialist on Social Dialogue and Employment Relations. In 2013 he was appointed Head of the Social Dialogue and Tripartism Unit.

Youcef Ghellab has published extensively in the areas of social dialogue, industrial and employment relations and wage policy.


11:05 - 11:55 am EDT / 15:05 – 15:55 pm UTC / 17:05 – 17:55 pm CEST
Breakout Session B – Organized by ILO: Resilient and sustainable workplaces in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic through good governance and social dialogue

The session will address the impacts of COVID-19 on workers and businesses. It will ask participants to express their knowledge and views of what has worked well and what needs to be improved for a better governance of the crisis and be prepared for other potential threats to health and economic growth. The roundtable discussion will bring together representatives from the International Labour Organization, government, employers, workers, and a research institution to engage on a dialogue focused around following key questions:
- What type of action is required from all to better address the still on-going pandemic, how can we build better into the future we want, and what have we learned from this experience that we should not repeat?
- How will this influence the future of prevention?
- Where should we focus as a priority for being able to forecast and prepare for health and safety emergencies that can affect us all globally or in a given a region? What are the major challenges and obstacles that we need to consider?
- What advice would you give to our audience on how to build and make the best use of synergies between tripartite actors in diverse national environments? What are the most difficult obstacles for this to happen?

Mr. Andrew Gavrielatos, Executive Director, Community Engagement, SafeWork NSW and Chair, XXIII World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, Australia
Mr. Roberto Suárez Santos, Secretary-General, International Organisation of Employers, Switzerland
Mr. Owen Tudor, Deputy General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation, Belgium

Ms. Salima Admi, Director of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Professional Integration, Morocco
Mr. Derrick Hynes, President and CEO of FETCO (Federally Regulated Employers – Transportation and Communications)
Ms. Tara Peel, National Representative, Health, Safety & Environment, Canadian Labour Congress, Canada
Dr. Elke Schneider, Senior Project Manager, European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, Spain
Dr. Youcef Ghellab, Head, Social Dialogue Unit, International Labour Organization

Mr. Joaquim Pintado Nunes, Chief, Labour Administration, Labour Inspection and Occupational Safety and Health Branch, International Labour Organization

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