It started off with a solidarity march, gathering over 3.000 people I would estimate. We then headed over to the city halls, where in a big aula, the opening ceremony took place. It was all very impressive, with speeches from the general secretary, a video conference with Sharan Burrow, the General Secretary of ITUC, who was speaking from their headquarters in Brussels, a previous Prime Minister, M Prachanda, a spoke person for the employers union etc. All very well organised, with live streaming, timely, and with supporting documents and videos. Even the visitors badge we received was a USB key with the key documents!
|Previous Prime Minister Prachanda making a speech during the opening ceremony|
The afternoon, when the members and delegates discuss their internal affairs, there was a side-event regarding the work they do concerning Nepal migrants going to work in the Middle east, and Quatar specifically. Here, every delegate was also thanked by the President, M Bishnu Rimal, and honored with a present.