ILO and Ministry of Manpower hold a briefing session on international labour standards to the members of the Egyptian Parliament

The session was held on 18 and 19 December 2021 in Alexandria, Egypt.

Press release | 20 December 2021

Cairo (ILO News) - Yesterday, Sunday, December 19, 2021, a briefing session on International Labour Standards (ILS) for the members of the Egyptian House of Representatives was concluded. The session was held over the period of two days, on December 18 and 19, 2021 in Alexandria, with the participation of 25 deputies of the Egyptian House of Representatives. This event is part of the cooperation between the International Labour Organization, the Ministry of Manpower, the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and the General Secretariat of the Egyptian Parliament in order to promote the application of ILS in Egypt.

The aim of this session was to facilitate the Parliament's access to information on ILS, to inform the Parliament Members’ about the substance of these standards, as well as procedures involving national parliaments directly. It was furthermore discussed how the application of ILO conventions can influence national legislation and its implementation.

The cooperation between the ILO and the Egyptian Parliament in organizing these ILS information sessions has started since 2017. These standards aim to improve and strengthen the working environment for all, under conditions that guarantee freedom, equity, security and dignity.

It is worth noting that this cooperation comes within the framework of the ILO project "Advancing Decent Work Agenda in North Africa (ADWA’)", which is funded by the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). The project aims to support evidence-based policies on various dimensions of decent work, in addition to focusing on supporting the ratification of ILS and their reflection on national legislation and jurisprudence.


Briefing session on ILS for the members of the Egyptian House of Representatives, December 2021