The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has climaxed it centenary celebrations with an inter schools' quiz competition among some selected Senior High Schools in Accra, with the Accra Girls Senior High School, winning the competition.
The Accra Girls Senior High School performed excellently in the competition, scoring 33 points and winning the quiz.
Their closest contender was Accra High School, who scored 28 points, while the Kinbu Senior High School had 21 points, St Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, 15 and the Holy Trinity Cathedral Senior High School, had 6 points.
The contestants were quizzed on the ILO from its inception in 1919, its mission, and vision and core mandate, and on the Organisation's work in Ghana since it joined in 1957.
Ghana is said to have joined the Organisation in 1957, immediately upon attaining independence and had been a valuable and active member ever since.
The country since then had ratified core ILO conventions that guarantee worker rights and the freedom to form or join unions; the right to collective bargaining; the abolishing of forced labour; and equal treatment of workers, irrespective of sex, ethnic origin, and religious orientation, among others.
Mr Samuel Onoma Asiedu, National Project Coordinator, ILO Ghana Project Office, said as the Organisation marked its 100th anniversary, "we are looking into the 'future of work', and the changes that the world is bringing.
"The future belongs to the young people so we decided to celebrate it with this young people to imbibe into them what the future holds for them and to bring them on board to this development".
He said the quiz was therefore, to help expose the young people to the Organisation and its stance for social Justice.
"It also gives an opportunity for the young boys and girls to interact with the ILO social partners, employers' organizations, the trade unions and the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations.
Commenting on how far the Ghanaian worker was faring, Mr Asiedu said, so far, the interest of workers were greatly improving and that the National Tripartite Committee, the Trades Union Congress, and the Ghana Employers Association, were all collaborating to improve the interest of workers.
He however, said the working environment and workers interest needed more boost, urged stakeholders to come together, to continue the dialogue and conversation that would shape the future of work in a better way.
The Accra ILO Projects Office, has therefore, called on all workers, employers, government, Civil Society Organisations, development partners, the private sector, the media, and future workers – young boys and girls, to bring into a national focus the achievements of the Organisation and its partners and also look at decent work in "Future of Work" in the context of the Ghanaian economy.
From January this year, the ILO started the commemorating it 100 years of existence and strides in social justice and accountability while recognizing the continued importance of fighting for decent work for all.
Being the oldest UN organization, ILO was founded following the end of the First World War as a way of promoting lasting peace based on the decent and fair treatment of workers throughout the world.
The occasion was marked around the world under the theme "ILO @100: A year of celebration", and it was used to commemorate the past, appreciated the present changing environment, challenges and opportunities, and to provide the global direction for the future of work.