The 110th International Labor Conference will open on May 27

GENEVA (ILO News) – The 110th session of the International Labor Conference (ILC) will be held from May 27 to June 11, 2022.

The Conference will be held in a hybrid format, with delegates attending both in person in Geneva and virtually, to accommodate COVID-19 health and travel restrictions as well as renovations to UN and ILO buildings in Geneva.

The opening session of the CIT (which will be entirely virtual) will take place on May 27. The commissions will begin their work on May 30. Plenary sessions will be held from June 6 to 11. the High Level Summit on the World of Work will take place on June 10. The Conference will end on June 11.

Among the items on the agenda is the possible amendment of the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, 1998, to include safe and healthy working conditions.

A first discussion on apprenticeship will take place, with a view to the possible creation of a new international labor standard.

The committees will also discuss fair work and the social and solidarity economy, as well as the strategic objective of employment within the framework of the follow-up mechanism to the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization.

The Conference will be followed by a meeting of the Governing Body of the ILO on June 13, during which the latter will elect its officers for the period 2022-2023.

Journalists who are not already accredited to the UN in Geneva and who wish to be accredited to the ILC will need to register in advance, providing an assignment letter, identification and work samples .

The public sessions of the CIT can be followed on the new ILO Live web platform, which will include a live broadcast of the plenary sessions. At Work, the ILO webmag, which covers key ILC moments and topics, will also be broadcast on ILO Live.

All CIT coverage, as well as photos, videos and social media links will be available on the Conference web pages.

The ILC, sometimes referred to as the World Parliament of Labour, is the largest globalized international gathering of the world of work, attended by representatives of governments, employers and workers from the 187 Member States of the ILO. Delegates discuss major issues relating to the world of work, adopt and monitor the application of international labor standards, and obtain the priorities and budget of the ILO at the global level.

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