108th Session of the ILO International Labour Conference (Centenary Session)
María Paz Anzorreguy
Director of ILO Coordination
Roberto Suárez Santos
Marina Wiebusch de Faria
The International Labour Conference is the ILO’s highest decision-making body. It meets annually in June, bringing together the tripartite delegations from the Organization’s 187 member States.
Aim of the meeting
The Conference is composed of a plenary and of technical committees. The plenary sits in the Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations. The Conference opens and closes in plenary sitting; during intermediate plenary sittings, all delegates may participate in the discussion of the Reports of the Chairperson of the Governing Body and of the Director-General. The plenary also performs administrative and formal tasks for the Conference and may hold sittings to receive distinguished guests, including Heads of State or Government.
This year's Conference takes place during the Centenary of the ILO. In addition to the Reports of the Chairperson of the Governing Body and of the Director-General, programme and budget and other questions and information, and reports on the application of Conventions and Recommendations the Conference agenda will include:
- a standard-setting item (second discussion) on violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work;
- an item related to the Future of Work Initiative with a view to the adoption of an important outcome document; and
- an item related to the organisation of debates and events connected to the Centenary.
IOE Role in the meeting
Secretariat of the Employers' Group (technical and political support).