AUT Conference Centre, Auckland
19-20 November 2009
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is dedicated to bringing decent work and livelihoods, job-related security and better living standards to the people of all countries. In 2009 the ILO celebrates its 90th Anniversary, against a backdrop of financial crisis and critical levels of unemployment around the world. Looking to the future means understanding the past, and as such the ILOâ€™s 90th anniversary celebrations allow us to reflect on its achievements in promoting rights at work and decent employment, enhancing social protection and strengthening social dialogue and tripartism on work-related issues.
The ILO is the world's oldest and only tripartite international agency, created in 1919 as part of the Treaty of Versailles that ended World War I, to reflect the belief that universal and lasting peace can be accomplished only if based on social justice. The first annual International Labour Conference began on 29 October 1919 in Washington DC. It adopted the first 6 International Labour Conventions. Today the ILO has 188 Conventions and Declarations and 199 Recommendations. In 1998 the 8 Core Conventions were consolidated into 4 International Labour Standards:
- Freedom of association & right to collective bargaining
- Abolition of forced labour
- Elimination of Worst Forms of Child Labour
- Equality of opportunity and treatment
Keynote Speakers include:
Peter Mackay (Business NZ). Peter Anderson (ACCI), Helen Kelly (President, NZCTU), Margaret Wilson (Professor of Law at Waikato University & former NZ Minister for Labour), and representatives of the ILO, ACTU, Australian Department of Education, Employment & Workplace relations, and NZ Department of Labour.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are called for in the following areas:
What has been the significance of the ILO for Australia and New Zealand?
What influence have Australia and New Zealand had on the ILO?
What does the future hold for interaction of the ILO with Australia & New Zealand?
Abstracts of 300 words should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 September. These will then be refereed and authors will be informed of acceptance by 1 October. Papers accepted will be presented at the symposium and following refereeing of the full written papers they will be published in a special issue of the NZ Journal of Employment Relations in June 2010.
Attendance is open to all.
Please contact Ann Williamson at email@example.com or +64 (0)9 921 9999 ext 6505
Lunch will be provided.
A charge of $45 will apply.