International Labour Conference 2009

Published on Realizing Rights, June 5, 2009.

The member states of the International Labour Organization (ILO) meet at the International Labour Conference every June in Geneva, Switzerland. This year, special arrangements were approved in advance of the 98th session of the conference for discussing the ILO’s response to the employment and social policy consequences of the economic and financial crisis …

… Yesterday, Realizing Rights President Mary Robinson delivered an address on The Role of International Labor Standards in Crisis Response [10 pages, 54kb] that examined how to place human rights and decent work at the center of efforts to respond to the global economic crisis … (full text).

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The ILO’s four fundamental principles and rights at work;

C87 Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (also in french and spanish);

C98 Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (also in french and spanish).

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