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GABRIELE CACCIA, Permanent Observer for the Holy See, noted that, in today’s logic, work is not for the human person, but the human person is for work. In this “throwaway culture”, middle-aged and older persons – assumed to have lower learning ability and productive capacities compared to other age groups – face unjust discrimination. The situation is not much easier for young people, and the constant search for new ways to cut labour costs without adequate concern often results in inadequate wages, long hours and insecure contracts that lack social-protection benefits, especially for unemployment, maternity, disability and illness. Pregnancy and motherhood remain a source of disadvantage at work or even a reason for women to be dismissed or not hired at all, he said, stressing that no woman should ever be forced to choose between family and work. Policies and programmes designed to stimulate employment and economic growth must always respect and promote the fundamental rights of workers, including the right to a just wage, the right to rest and safe working environments.
DIEGO PARY RODRIGUEZ (Bolivia), aligning himself with the Group of 77 and China, the Group of Friends of Older Persons and the United Nations LGBTI+ Core Group, stressed the need to put people – especially the most vulnerable – at the centre of the international community’s efforts.