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Ilo structure

  1. 1. THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION ILO Structure 1
  2. 2. HISTORY  Created in 1919, as part of the Treaty of Versailles  Commission of International Labour Legislation (9 countries): Belgium, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Italy, Japan, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. 2
  3. 3. WHY? 3
  4. 4. What is the ILO?   An Intergovernmental body Is is a specialised agency “associated” to the UN Up to 1945: all UN members were also ILO Members automatically  After 1945: UN members must to accept ILO constitution  Not UN member must to be accepted by qualified majority of the ILO Conference  4
  5. 5. The Only Tripartite Specialized Agency    181 Members All decisions on tripartite basis Each country represented by Government representatives  Most representative organization of workers  Most representative organization of employers  5
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  7. 7. ILO Structure    International Labour Conference Governing Body International Labour Office 7
  8. 8. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE STRUCTURE Annual – over 4,000 delegates Each country represented by 2 Govt, 1 Workers, 1 Employers (A RIGHT PROPORTION?)  FUNCTIONS Adoption of International standards Supervision of the application of ratified conventions Examination of the report of the Director General  8
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  10. 10. GOVERNING BODY STRUCTURE 56 members: 28 Govts (10 permanent), 14 Workers, 14 Employers (PROBLEM OF REPRESENTATIVITY)  FUNCTIONS Set the agenda of the ILC Select the Director General of the ILO Draw up the programme and the budget of the Organization  10
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE  Structure    Permanent Secretariat of the Organization More than 1000 “independent”officials (100 countries) Functions      To Collect and disseminate information on Labour To carry out studies To execute technical co-operation To publish studies and reviews To provide secretariat for meetings 11
  12. 12. Keeping in mind that... LABOUR IS NOT A COMMODITY ! 12
  13. 13. THANKU 13

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