There will be a second and final discussion on employment and decent work for peace and resilience at the ILC, the International Labour conference now in its 106th session, with a view to the adoption of a Recommendation.

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. The Conference is composed of a plenary and of technical committees. The plenary sits in the Assembly Hall of the Palais des Nations.

Employment and decent work for peace and resilience at the ILC

In preparation for the double discussion and in accordance with article 39, paragraph 1, of the Standing Orders of the Conference, the Office prepared a preliminary report (ILC.105/V/1) setting out the law and practice in the different countries, and containing a questionnaire, which was made available to all member States in April 2015. Based on the replies received, the Office prepared a second report on the item (ILC.105/V/2), which was then communicated to governments in advance of the first discussion. These
two reports provided the basis for that discussion by the Conference at its 105th Session (2016). On conclusion of the first discussion, the Conference adopted a resolution to place an item entitled “Employment and decent work for peace and resilience” on the agenda of its next ordinary session for second discussion with a view to the adoption of a Recommendation.

In the light of this resolution and in conformity with article 39, paragraph 6, of the Standing Orders of the Conference, the Office prepared a further report, Employment and decent work for peace and resilience (ILC.106/V/1), which included the text of a proposed Recommendation. This was communicated to governments in August 2016, with the request that they provide the Office, after consulting the most representative employers’ and workers’ organizations, with any proposals for amendments to, or
comments on, the text.

For the second discussion to be held at this session, the Committee has before it a report (ILC.106/V/2A) containing the comments received from governments and from employers’ and workers’ organizations and the Office commentary. It will also examine the draft of the proposed Recommendation (ILC.106/V/2B), a text that takes account of the comments received. This draft will be the focus of the Committee’s discussions.

For more information:

The reports mentioned above are available on the Conference website.

In the video above you can watch the Coordinator of the ILO’s Fragile States and Disaster Response Group, Donato Kiniger-Passigli, give a brief introduction on the Committee on Employment and decent work for the transition to peace.