New Instrument adopted by International Labour Organisation

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The Union Cabinet has approved placing the new Instrument adopted by International Labour Organization (ILO) Recommendation concerning “The Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience (No.-205)” before the Parliament.




Each member state of ILO is required to submit the instruments so adopted before the competent authority (the Parliament in case of India).

The adoption and placing of the Instrument for the information of the Parliament does not create any immediate obligation. An ILO Recommendations is a non-binding instrument which seeks to serve as a guiding principle for national policy process.

The Recommendation provides guidance to member States on the measures to be taken to generate employment and decent work for the purposes of prevention, recovery, peace and resilience with respect to crisis situations arising from conflicts and disasters.

The Recommendation No. 205 is applicable to all workers and job seekers, and to all employers, in all sectors of the economy affected by crisis situations arising from conflicts and disasters and to workers engaged in crisis response, including in the immediate response.

International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO was founded in 1919, in the wake of a destructive war. It became the first specialized agency of the UN in 1946.

The main aims of the ILO are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues.

The unique tripartite structure of the ILO gives an equal voice to workers, employers and governments.