International Labour Conference

The International Labour Conference (ILC) will discuss the context of inequality in the world of work in the second part of its digital 109th session this year, from November 25 to December 11, 2021.

To open the debate, International Non-Governmental Organizations with consultative status were also able to submit position statements on the International Labor Organization (ILO) report. Catholic-inspired organizations such as KOLPING INTERNATIONAL and the International Christian Workers’ Youth gladly take advantage of this right to speak. They not only contribute their experiences and demands, but also express their support for the work of the ILO.

In her statement, the representative of KOLPING INTERNATIONAL, Dr. Hildegard Hagemann, called for an independent institution to bring labour law violations to justice. “The idea of an International Labor Court should be discussed in the coming days.”

KOLPING INTERNATIONAL accompanies the meetings of the ILC with about 4000 governmental, employer and employee delegates from 187 member states since 2008 and makes use of the right to speak.


photo courtesy of Ms Anna Biondi