Recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of employment

At its 97th Session (2008), the Conference adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization, calling all Members of the Organization to pursue policies based on the strategic objectives – employment, social protection, social dialogue, and fundamental principles and rights at work. The follow-up to the Declaration introduced a scheme of recurrent discussions by the International Labour Conference, covering each of the four strategic objectives in turn, in order to “understand better the diverse realities and needs of [ILO] Members with respect to each of the strategic objectives, respond more effectively to them, using all the means of action at [the ILO’s] disposal, including standards-related action, technical cooperation, and the technical and research capacity of the Office, and adjust its priorities and programmes of action accordingly” (Part II(B)(i)). The discussion on the strategic objective of employment in 2010 inaugurated the first seven-year cycle of recurrent discussions. A first round of all four strategic objectives concluded in 2013; a second discussion of the strategic objective of employment is due to take place in 2014.

Reports to the Conference

  1. Report VI

    Employment policies for sustainable recovery and development

    31 March 2014

Background information

  1. ILC concludes with praise for Forced Labour Protocol

    12 June 2014

    The annual International Labour Conference has ended Thursday. In his closing remarks Director General Guy Ryder pointed to the successful adoption of the forced labour protocol as a notable achievement.

  2. © ILO/Nguyen A. 2017

    Investing in quality employment crucial to revive growth and promote more inclusive societies

    12 June 2014

    Tripartite committee at the International Labour Conference agrees decent work should be explicit goal of post-2015 global development agenda.

  3. 'Why employment matters: Reviving growth and reducing inequality' - Statement by Pr. Deepak Nayyar

    09 June 2014

    Statement by Dr.Deepak Nayyar, Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, at the World of Work Summit held by the ILO during the 103rd International labour Conference.

  4. ILO Director-General's opening remarks to the World of Work Summit on "Developing with Jobs"

    09 June 2014

  5. Mongolia boosting business, investment and worker rights

    09 June 2014

    Mongolia sets up An Employed Mongolian with a Job and Income programme as part of measures to support business, Prime Minister tells ILC delegates.

  6. Developing economies through decent work

    03 June 2014

    Held during the 103rd International Labour Conference, the World of Work Summit brought together governments, employers, workers and civil-society representatives for a discussion on the role of jobs in driving development.
    Participants included Professor Deepak Nayyar from New Dehli's University, Ministers of labour of Luxembourg, Mexico, the Philippines and Tunisia along with the CEO of a pharmaceutical company in Turkey and the head of the ITUC.