The 111th session of the International Labor Conference (CIT) began its activities last Monday (5th) and continues until June 16th in Geneva, Switzerland. The CIT is attended by representatives of workers, governments and employers from 187 member states of the International Labor Organization (ILO), and is being held entirely in person for the first time since 2019.
At the opening of the conference, the Director General of the Organization, Gilbert F. Houngbo, emphasized that it is necessary to “systematically integrate the social agenda into all major international, regional and national policies and actions”, with the aim of combating growing economic disparities “My message is simple and no one should bury their heads in the sand when it comes to tackling the challenges that rock the world of work,” said Houngbo.
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During the period of the CIT, the delegates will discuss the following topics: quality learning, social protection, just transition with a focus on an economy and society environmentally sustainable for all, proposal for a Convention and Recommendation for the inclusion of safe and healthy work in the framework of fundamental rights at work of the ILO, achievement of equality between women and men at work.
On the 14th and 15th of June, the World of Work Summit will be held at the conference, with the central theme “Social Justice for All”. The summit serves as a high-level forum that seeks to address the need for increased, coordinated action, highlighting the fundamental role of social justice in creating a more sustainable and equitable world, and coherent actions in support of social justice around the world.
The World of Work Summit will include lectures and panel discussions bringing together heads of state and government, the Director General of the ILO and high-level representatives of the United Nations, other international organizations and employers’ and workers’ organizations.
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The ILO is characterized by being the only United Nations organization that works on a tripartite model. In this way, in all its discussions and activities, workers, employers and governments have the same voting rights, which is configured in a broad social dialogue in search of work standards, policies and programs that contain the opinion of all directly linked social interlocutors. to the world of work.
Source: BdF Rio Grande do Sul
Editing: Marcelo Ferreira