Committee on the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

The Committee examined Reports V(2A) and V(2B) below, submitted to the Conference for consideration with a view to the possible adoption of a Recommendation. The Committee met from 1 to 10 June in Room XVIII (Palais des Nations) according to its  Plan of Work.

Committee reports and documents

  1. Reports of the Committee on the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Summary of proceedings

    08 July 2015

  2. Recommendation No. 204 concerning the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    23 June 2015

    Text of the Recommendation adopted by the Conference at its 104th Session in Geneva, on 12 june 2015.

  3. Reports of the Committee on the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy: Instruments submitted for adoption by the Conference

    11 June 2015

    This report contains the text of the instruments submitted by the Committee on the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy for adoption by the Conference: A. Recommendation concerning the transition from the informal to the formal economy (English–French bilingual version). B. Resolution concerning efforts to facilitate the transition from the informal to the formal economy.

  4. Composition of the committee on transitioning from the informal economy (10.06.2015)

    10 June 2015

  5. Amendments of 5 June 2015

    06 June 2015

  6. Timings for submission of amendments to the proposed Recommendation (04.06.2015)

    05 June 2015

  7. Amendments of 4 June 2015

    04 June 2015

  8. Amendments of 3 June 2015

    04 June 2015

  9. Amendments of 2 June 2015

    03 June 2015

  10. Composition of regional groups and organisations on behalf of which government interventions are often made in ilo meetings

    02 June 2015

  11. Presentation of the Report on the Transition from the Informal to the Formal Economy

    02 June 2015

  12. Instructions for the drafting of amendments

    02 June 2015

  13. Presentation of the amendment process

    01 June 2015

Reports to the Conference

  1. Report V(1)

    The transition from the informal to the formal economy

    26 August 2014

  2. Report V (2A)

    The transition from the informal to the formal economy

    03 March 2015

  3. Report V (2B)

    The transition from the informal to the formal economy

    04 March 2015

Background information

  1. International Labour Conference closes with Future of Work Initiative

    13 June 2015

    Addressing delegates at the 104th International Labour Conference, he also outlined an agenda that includes a proposed international labour standard on the transition from the informal to formal economy. (Closed Captions available)

  2. Day 11: ILO Director-General Guy Ryder hails ‘triumph of tripartism’ at closing of 104th International Labour Conference

    13 June 2015

    Ryder praises ILC delegates for adoption of instrument on transition to formality, admission of new member state Cooks Islands and consensus-driven decisions

  3. © Arne Hoel / World Bank 2016

    ILO adopts historic labour standard to tackle the informal economy

    12 June 2015

    “It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  4. Informal economy labour standard provides road map to developing countries

    12 June 2015

    Speaking at the International Labour Conference, the chairpersons of the Committee on the Transition from the Informal to Formal Economies discuss the implications of the new labour standard.

  5. First international labour standard to address entire informal economy

    12 June 2015

    "It's a really historic recommendation because it's the first international labour standard to address the informal economy in its entirety," says Azita Berar Awad, Director of the ILO's Employment Policy Department.

  6. Adoption of labour standard an important step forward for informal workers

    12 June 2015

    “It is not just the adoption of this Recommendation, it’s actually putting it into practice that will matter,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder.

  7. Day 6: 50 for Freedom gears up to end forced labour

    08 June 2015

    The panel symbolizing support for the 50 for Freedom campaign to end modern slavery continues to fill up with signatures and committees are getting closer to drafting final conclusions on world of work issues.

  8. Day 4: ILC plenary sessions begin

    04 June 2015

    ILC plenary discusses Director-General’s Future of Work report, workers' side event on the challenges of globalization to trade unions.

  9. Day 3: From informal to formal

    03 June 2015

    Why the transition to the formal economy goes to the heart of ILO priorities.

  10. The ILO must lead on the future of work

    01 June 2015

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called for a global initiative on the future of work led by the ILO's tripartite constituents. Addressing delegates at the 104th International Labour Conference, he also outlined an agenda that includes a proposed international labour standard on the transition from the informal to formal economy.