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Government appointed a delegation to the International Labour Conference

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
28.3.2019 13.40 | Published in English on 3.4.2019 at 12.48
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On 28 March 2019, the Government appointed a delegation that will attend the International Labour Organization’s International Labour Conference held in Geneva on 10–21 June 2019. In the delegation, the Government delegates are Liisa Heinonen, Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, and Minister Sari Lehtiranta from the Permanent Mission of Finland, Geneva.

Deputy delegates are Hanna-Mari Pekuri, Senior Counsellor, Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, and Antti Närhinen, Counsellor from the Permanent Mission of Finland, Geneva. Employer delegate is Mika Kärkkäinen, Senior Adviser, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, and worker delegate is Paula Ilveskivi, Senior Legal Adviser, Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions. Deputy employer delegate is Riitta Wärn, Chief Policy Adviser, the Confederation of Finnish Industries, and deputy worker delegate is Miia Kannisto, Chief Legal Adviser, Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff (Akava). 

Items on the agenda of this year’s conference include a second discussion of the treaty on violence and harassment in the world of work and of the supplementary recommendation, preparation of the ILO Centenary outcome document, and thematic debates and events connected to the future of work, the Director-General’s Centenary Initiatives included. Standing items discussed annually include reports of the Chairperson of the Governing Body and of the Director-General, programme and budget proposals for 2020–21 and other questions, as well as information and reports on the application of Conventions and Recommendations.

The International Labour Conference is the highest decision-making body of the ILO. It convenes once a year. The tripartite structure of the International Labour Organization ILO means that workers, employers and governments all participate equally in the organisation’s work. This year marks the 100th anniversary ILO.


Elli Nieminen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 8247

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