The 2019 GYLA Summer Programme* was inaugurated at the Centre on 5 August 2019 in the presence of Mr Moussa Oumarou, Deputy Director-General of the ILO. The Centre was represented by its Director, Mr Yanguo Liu, together with Mr Giuseppe Casale, Deputy Director, Mr Andreas Klemmer, Director of Training, Ms Yordanka Tzvetkova, Programme Manager and Mr Liangrong Zu, Manager of the GYLA.
The ceremony was attended by over 230 students and tutors from 17 top-ranking Chinese universities, who listened with great interest to the speakers’ opening remarks.
The guest speaker, Mr Moussa Oumarou, shared his thinking about the role of young people in relation to the future of work and highlighted the role young people can play in transforming the world:
“Young people will lead the world in creating the new civilization of tomorrow that we desperately need”, said Mr Oumarou. “A civilization, based on social justice, rights, equality, non-discrimination and a sustainable future which does not leave anyone behind.”