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International Labour Conference 2021

HomeNet International participated in the discussion on Social Protection at the 109th Session of International Labour Conference from 3-19 June 2021. For the first time, the ILC was held virtually.

In preparation for the 109th International Labour Conference, HNI has worked with our sister organizations, StreetNet International, International Federation of Domestic Workers (IDWF), Global Alliance of Waste Pickers and WIEGO. A common position paper has been developed by the organizations, coordinated by the WIEGO Social Protection Programme.

Read the Global Networks Position Paper on Extending Social Protection to Women and Men in the Informal Economy here:
English, Spanish, Russian, 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: June 3, 2021
Duration: 17 Days
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