Proceedings of the 51st meeting of the CIS network

The participants benefited from very rich presentations and engaged generously in the discussions on the future of the network. They notably agreed on the creation of a ‘steering committee’ and the development of a work programme that should focus on key priorities and produce relevant, solid and sustainable results to service the needs of constituents.

Record of proceedings | 06 August 2014
Contact(s): Mr. Claude D Loiselle,
The ILO International Occupational Safety and Health Information Centre (CIS) held its 51st annual meeting on 11-12 November 2013 at the ILO International Training Centre (ITC) in Turin. Representatives of all CIS Centres – regional, national or collaborating – were invited to this important event for the future of the Network. A total of 56 participants from 41 agencies, institutions and organizations from 37 countries participated in the meeting. The main objective was to review and modernize the terms and conditions governing the participation of agencies, institutions and organizations in the CIS Network of national and collaborating Centres, as a means to improve its functioning and ensure further development.

The programme of the meeting was built around a series of working sessions held on two days. The first day aimed at positioning the discussion on the future of the CIS network in the context of organizational changes at the ILO, and current practices and needs of ILO Member States. It offered the opportunity to present the latest development in OSH knowledge at the ILO, notably the new global database on OSH legislation (LEGOSH). The sessions in the afternoon aimed at bringing the focus on events, key achievements and latest developments in OSH knowledge management by the members of the CIS network. The second day pursued the already engaged discussion on the need to modernize the CIS network in light of the on-going reform at the ILO and its impact on the CIS. The entire day was devoted to debate various development options presented in the supporting document titled: The ILO Knowledge for Prevention Initiative – A Proposal for Discussion.