106th International Labour Conference

Marie Clarke Walker, elected vice-president of the Conference

Press release | Geneva, Switzerland | 05 June 2017
Marie Clarke Walker
GENEVA (ACTRAV INFO)-Marie Clarke Walker, Secretary- Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), has been elected Vice-President (Workers) of the 106th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC), which takes place from 5 to 16 June.

Walker is a member of the International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Governing Body. The first day of the Conference also saw Luis Ernesto Carles, Minister of Labour of Panama, elected President of the Conference.
The Conference elected Vice-Presidents, Saja S. Majali (Governments) from Jordan and José Maria Lacasa Aso (Employers) from Spain.

This year's session brings together more than 5,000 delegates from around the globe to discuss the most pressing issues facing the world of work today.

During the Conference, committees of workers, employers and government representatives will be considering how best to promote peace and stability through a possible revision of the Employment (Transition from War to Peace) Recommendation, 1944 (No.71). The promotion of Decent Work opportunities is key in countries emerging from crisis, conflict and disaster.

Other committees will discuss fundamental principles and rights at work as a follow up to the ILO’s Social Justice Declaration. The Conference Committee on the Application of Standards will address the situation of labour rights in countries around the globe and focus particularly on occupational safety and health (OSH) this year - based on a general survey concerning the promotional framework on OSH, construction, mines and agriculture.

For more information, please contact:

Mamadou Kaba Souare, Communications Officer,
ILO Bureau for Workers’ Activities- Geneva,
+41 22 799 74 08