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International Labour Conference

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112th International Labour Conference (Geneva, 3-14 June 2024)

You will find in this briefing note information regarding the annual Conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The ILO is the only UN tripartite body, which means that its constituencies include representatives of governments and of workers’ and employers’ organisations. Every national delegation is tripartite.

Held annually in Geneva, Switzerland, the International Labour Conference (ILC) plays both a political and a technical role. It is the place where new policy priorities are discussed, and where international labour standards are adopted, and their implementation supervised.

The ILC provides education unions a chance to engage in its proceedings through their national trade union centers or Education International (EI).

The specific arrangement for the 112th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) can be found here.

  1. Trade union rights are human rights 11 June 2024

    Education International calls on the ILO to ensure UN recommendations on the teaching profession are implemented

    At the 112th session of the International Labour Conference, Education International Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst called for better salaries and working conditions to address the global teacher shortage. She further called for the implementation of the landmark recommendations of the United Nations High-Level Panel on the Teaching Profession, as...

    Education International calls on the ILO to ensure UN recommendations on the teaching profession are implemented
  2. Trade union rights are human rights 5 June 2024

    Education International delegation to defend teachers’ rights at the International Labour Conference

    From 3-14 June, an Education International (EI) delegation is attending the 112th session of the International Labour Conference. Sixty-nine teachers and education professionals from 35 countries are present at the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

    Education International delegation to defend teachers’ rights at the International Labour Conference
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 8 June 2023

    The voice of teachers rings out at the 111th International Labour Conference

    Education International (EI) is the voice of teachers and education support personnel worldwide. As such, EI advocates for quality education for all, social justice, democracy, and professional rights and freedoms. From 5 to 16 June 2023, an Education International delegation is in Geneva to represent teachers everywhere at the 111th...

    The voice of teachers rings out at the 111th International Labour Conference
  4. Standards and working conditions 15 June 2022

    Education International reaffirms the crucial role of social dialogue for quality education systems

    In her address to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Education International Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst stressed the need for social dialogue to establish education policies and ensure decent working conditions of all education personnel.

    Education International reaffirms the crucial role of social dialogue for quality education systems
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 7 June 2019

    International Labour Conference celebrates its centenary

    Education International brings the voice of teachers and education personnel to the 108th session of the International Labour Conference.

    International Labour Conference celebrates its centenary
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 6 June 2018

    Why it’s important to have a voice at the International Labour Conference, by Roberto Trochez Bardales

    Roberto Trochez Bardales

    I would like to thank Education International for giving Colprosumah the opportunity to participate in the 107th Session of the International Labour Conference at the ILO in Geneva, Switzerland on behalf of this global teachers’ federation of which we are proudly members. Our participation focused on denouncing the inequalities and...

    Why it’s important to have a voice at the International Labour Conference, by Roberto Trochez Bardales
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 8 June 2017

    EI defends education workers' rights at International Labour Conference

    The labour rights of teachers and quality terms of employment for better education systems have been at the core of EI deputy general secretary Haldis Holst's address to the International Labour Conference.

    EI defends education workers' rights at International Labour Conference
  8. Trade union rights are human rights 31 May 2016

    International Labour Conference to address teachers’ labour rights

    With the 105th Session of the International Labour Conference about to kick-off in Geneva, Switzerland, education unions from around the world are set to strongly represent the rights and working conditions of teachers.

    International Labour Conference to address teachers’ labour rights
  9. Trade union rights are human rights 5 June 2014

    EI defends educators’ rights at International Labour Conference

    In an address to the 103rd International Labour Conference General Assembly in Geneva on 4 June, EI Deputy General Secretary, Haldis Holst, asked the delegates to support the Unite for Quality Education campaign and underlined the importance of the joint work between EI and the different sections of the International...

    EI defends educators’ rights at International Labour Conference
  10. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 5 June 2014

    103rd session of the International Labour Conference

    From 28 May to 12 June representatives from workers’ organisations, employers’ organisations and governments convene for the tripartite dialogue in Geneva to review the implementation of international labour standards and discuss employment issues.

    103rd session of the International Labour Conference
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 27 May 2014

    EI to put education on the agenda at the International Labour Conference

    An EI delegation is all set to participate in the annual conference of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) from 28 May to 12 Juneto promote decent working conditions for teachers and to advocate for quality education as an enabler to all other rights promoted by the ILO.

    EI to put education on the agenda at the International Labour Conference