ILC committees room at Palais des Nations, Geneva
ILC committees room at Palais des Nations, Geneva
112th International Labour Conference

The International Labour Organization will hold its 112th annual International Labour Conference in Geneva from 3–14 June 2024. Worker, employer and government delegates from the ILO's 187 Member States will tackle a wide range of issues, including: a standard-setting discussion on protection against biological hazards, a recurrent discussion on the strategic objective of fundamental principles and rights at work and a general discussion on decent work and the care economy. The Conference will also elect members of the Governing Body for the 2024-27 term of office



Opening of the 112th International Labour Conference

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The opening sitting of the 112th International Labour Conference will elect the Conference President and Vice-Presidents, adopt the operational arrangements for the conduct of the Conference and the constitution of committees. It will hear the opening addresses of the President of the Conference, the Employers’ and Workers’ Groups Chairpersons as well as the ILO Director-General and a special address by Ms Jayati Ghosh -Development Economist- on the occasion of the 80th Anniversary of the Declaration of Philadelphia.

Key moments

playFormal opening and election of the Conference officers
Duration: 7:05
playOpening statement by the President of the Conference
Duration: 11:41
playOpening statement by the Director-General Gilbert F. Houngbo
Duration: 17:39
playPresentation by the Chairperson of the Governing Body of his report
Duration: 12:30
playOpening addresses by the employers’ group chairperson
Duration: 16:25


Gilbert F. Houngbo
International Labour Organization (ILO)
Abiodun Richards Adejola
ILO Governing Body Chairperson, Nigeria
Renate Hornung-Draus
Chairperson, ILO Employers’ group, Germany
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)
Catelene Passchier
Chairperson, ILO Workers’ group, Netherlands
Alexei Buzu
President of the Conference, Republic of Moldova
July Moyo
Vice-President, Government, Zimbabwe

Special guest

Jayati Gosh, Development Economist
Jayati Ghosh
Development Economist

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