109th International Labour Conference

The 109th International Labour Conference  (ILC) has opened, the first to take place virtually due to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In another special arrangement the ILC will open on 20 May (13:00 - Geneva time) to elect its Officers and set the Conference in motion. The Conference will then proceed in two parts; the first in June 2021 and a second in November-December 2021.

The June sittings will start on 3 June, with meetings of the Conference committees that are expected to run for two and a half weeks.

Work in plenary will commence on 7 June and will be addressed by the President of the Swiss Confederation. The ILO’s Director-General, Guy Ryder and the Chairperson of the Governing Body will also present their reports, which will cover two years. This will be followed by the introductory statements of the Presidents of the ILC’s Employers and Workers groups.