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Edward Phelan Lecture

12.04.2022

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Edward Phelan Lecture
National University of Ireland/International Labour Organization
12th April 2022

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On April 12th, 2022, the National University of Ireland and the International Labour Organization collaborated once more in organising the 2022 Edward Phelan Lecture. After a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NUI and ILO were delighted to again hold this event to discuss “The Future of Work in a Post-COVID World”.

Both organisations feel greatly honoured that Tánaiste Leo Varadkar agreed to give the lecture. There were responses from Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO; Patricia King, Secretary General of ICTU and Pauline O’Hare, Senior Employment Law Solicitor of IBEC.

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.

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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.

NUI has continuing reason to honour Edward Phelan who, with his wife Fernande, left a generous bequest to the University. Among other things, this funds the prestigious NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law.

 



 

 


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