Standing items

Reports to the Conference

  1. Report I(A): Report of the Director-General - A new era of social justice

    20 May 2011

  2. Report of the Director-General - Appendix - The situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories

    18 May 2011

  3. Report I(B) - Equality at work: The continuing challenge - Global Report under the follow-up to the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work

    27 April 2011

  4. Report II - Draft Programme and Budget for 2012–13 and other questions

    10 May 2011

  5. Report III (1A) - Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations

    16 February 2011

    The 2011 Report of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations provides an impartial and technical evaluation of the state of application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations in member States. This year, the Committee has examined more than 2500 reports from governments on the application of ratified Conventions.

  6. Report III (Part 2) : Information document on ratifications and standards-related activities

    21 February 2011

  7. Report VI - Social security for social justice and a fair globalization

    08 March 2011

    This report seeks to inform the debate during the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference by providing: (a) an overview of the present state of social security around the world; (b) an identification of the main social security challenges; (c) an overview of national and ILO responses to the challenges; and (d) suggestions for the direction of future ILO action.

Background information

  1. Michelle Bachelet at the ILO Conference: The elimination of gender discrimination is a matter of “smart economics”

    10 June 2011

    A Plenary sitting discussed today the ILO Global Report on Equality at Work 2011. The Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, asked representatives of governments, employers and workers attending the 100th International Labour Conference for a stronger commitment to the elimination of gender discrimination, and to consider it a matter of “smart economics”.

  2. ILO unveils book calling for new thinking on labour issues

    09 June 2011

    The ILO and the Global Labour University have unveiled a new anthology of global labour writing that calls for fresh thinking on key issues ranging from responses to the global economic crisis to globalization, and workers’ rights. The book - entitled “There is an alternative Economic policies and labour strategies beyond the mainstream” will be launched at the International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  3. Global Report Panel Discussion "Equality at work: the continuing challenge"

  4. Combating pay discrimination: The example of Jordan

    18 May 2011

    According to the ILO’s global report on discrimination “Equality at work: The continuing challenge”, significant progress has been made in recent decades in advancing gender equality in the world of work. However, the gender pay gap still exists, with women’s wages representing between 70-90 per cent of wages earned by their male counterparts. Jordan has a longstanding commitment to the achievement of pay equity for women and men at work. The country has ratified several international conventions which assert the right to equal pay for equal value of work. Yet, in reality, the measures which ensure equality of pay are often not applied. ILO Online spoke with Asma Khader, Secretary-General of the Jordanian National Commission for Women (JNCW).

  5. “Working in Russia”: a step towards decent work for migrant workers

    16 May 2011

    According to the 2011 ILO Global Report on Discrimination, migrant workers encounter discrimination on a daily basis. While many of them are already at risk of all kinds of abuse, they also became the first victims of the financial and economic crisis, the report says. ILO Online reports from the Russian Federation which has been the biggest receiving, sending and transit country for migrant workers in Eastern Europe and Central Asia since the early 1990s.

  6. “Opportunities for all”: promoting employment for disabled jobseekers and persons with HIV/AIDS

    16 May 2011

    According to the ILO's new global report on discrimination worldwide, the challenge for enhancing the employability of people with disabilities and HIV/AIDS is significant. Promoting the rights of vulnerable groups, such as workers with HIV/AIDS or disabilities, is therefore among the major areas of focus of the ILO. A good example is its Opportunity for All Initiative which is helping seven companies in the north of Viet Nam to include people living with a disability or HIV/AIDS in the workplace. ILO Online reports from Hanoi, Viet Nam.

  7. Global economic crisis opens up new space for discrimination at work, ILO says

    16 May 2011

    In the new Global Report on Equality at Work 2011, the International Labour Office (ILO) notes that in spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour.