International Labour Conference
- International Labour Conference of the International Labour Organization is being held in Geneva.
- India’s Labour and Employment Minister will address the conference and will raise the social security concerns of the Indian workers abroad.
About the conference:
- The International labour Conference sets the International labour standards and the broad policies of the ILO.
- It meets annually in Geneva. Often called an international parliament of labour, the Conference is also a forum for discussion of key social and labour questions.
What is the agenda of the conference?
- Occupational Safety and Health
- Social and Solidarity Economy
- The International Labour Organization is a United Nations agency whose mandate is to advance social and economic justice through setting international labour standards.
- Founded in October 1919 under the League of Nations, it is the first and oldest specialised agency of the UN.
Structure of ILO:
- International Labour Conference – This conference which is held annually in Geneva sets the international labour standards and broad policies of ILO.
- Governing Body – This is the executive arm of ILO which meets thrice a year in Geneva
- International Labour Office – This is the permanent secretariat of the International Labour Organisation.
- India has been one of the founding member of the International Labour Organisation and India has been a permanent member of the ILO Governing Body since 1922.
- India has ratified over six conventions of the International Labour Organisation-
- Forced Labour Convention
- Abolition of Forced Labour Convention
- Equal Remuneration Convention
- Discrimination (Employment Occupation)
- Minimum Age Convention
- Worst forms of Child Labour Convention
- Whereas India has not ratified two other conventions which includes Freedom of Association Convention and Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention.
Source The Hindu
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