International Labour Conference 2021

HomeNet International will continue its participation at the 109th Session of the International Labour Conference. The second segment of the ILC will take place from 25 November to 10 December 2021 and will discuss the issues of Inequalities and the world of work, as well as skills and lifelong learning. The first segment of the Conference, which closed on 19 June, resulted in the adoption of the Global Call to Action for a Human Centred Recovery .

HNI has worked with our sister organizations, StreetNet International, International Federation of Domestic Workers (IDWF), Global Alliance of Waste Pickers, SEWA and WIEGO on a common position paper in preparation for the past and upcoming segment of the ILC.

Download the Global Networks Position Papers here:
  1. Position paper on Inequality and the world of work: English, Spanish, Portuguese
  2. Position paper on Extending Social Protection to Women and Men in the Informal Economy: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Suntaree Saeng-ging, regional coordinator of HNSEA and HNI Working Committee member, represented HNI and the global networks at the ILO Plenary during the 109th International Labour Conference.

Discussion with the Network representatives on COVID-19 and its impact on women workers in the informal economy and how to ensure a recovery that takes into account the need to transition from the informal to the formal economy.

Betty Lunkuse, HNI International Working Committee member, from Uganda, addressed how we can ensure recovery for the informal sector from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Organized by the Global Network of Workers in the Informal Economy and WIEGO

Leaders representing the informal economy shared experiences and reflected on the need to increase recognition and national protection systems based on solidarity, financing and mutual support. Saira Feroze, HNI International Working Committee member from Pakistan, spoke on behalf of HomeNet International.

Worker leaders who attended the ILC shared their impressions and learnings from the event that had Social Protection on the forefront of the debates


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Date: November 25, 2021
Duration: 16 Days
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