30 years of campaigning for decent work and social justice

As a civil society organization, KOLPING INTERNATIONAL has had a consultative status with the ILO for 30 years. This allows the social association from Cologne to participate as an observer at the International Labour Conferences in Geneva every year, where representatives from governments, employer and employee organizations, as well as other organizations, strive for international standards for decent work. Since then, KOLPING INTERNATIONAL has regularly used this great opportunity to include the perspectives of working people from 60 partner countries in the consultations – based on the values of Catholic social teaching.

To mark the anniversary of its consultative status, the social organization has now produced a publication commemorating its 30 years of work at the ILO. It features contributions from contemporary witnesses such as the former General Secretary of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL, senior ILO representatives and the association’s long-standing Kolping delegate in Geneva.

Publication (English)