On June 05,2017 the 106th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), senior executive forum of the International Labour Organization (ILO), began its work in Geneva and will continue its activities until June 16.
Opening the session, Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General stressed, among other matters, that the issues of social protection, sustainable development and social dialogue in order to build a better society remain the key priorities of the International Labour Organization. According to the Head of the ILO, discussions within the framework of the ongoing ILC session regarding the abovementioned issues should help the Organization to improve its program of activities and update recommendations on the implementation of policies in these areas, taking into account the Sustainable development goals for the 2015 – 2030 period, aspects of globalization and demographic change, the impact of regional conflicts on these processes and global climate change, as well as the need to overcome the existing income inequality.
Participants heard the statement of Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, who has outlined the current socio-economic achievements and challenges that his country is facing, informed on existing strategies and methods of resolving them, as well as stressed on ILO’s important role in improving the world of labor.
During the plenary sessions of the Conference delegations will discuss the reports of ILO Director-General on the implementation of social policy programs and Chairman of the ILO Governing Body on its work in 2016 – 2017. The ILC committees will focus on the realization of ILO Programme and Budget for 2017 – 2018; observance of the ILO conventions and recommendations; labor migration; decent work for peace, security and disaster resilience; evaluation of the impact of the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization 2008.
The participation of the Ukrainian side in the work of the Conference is ensured by the representatives of the Ministry of Social Policy, the State Employment Service, State Labour Service, employers' organizations and trade unions, as well as the Permanent Mission of Ukraine in Geneva.