Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

The 99th Session of the International Labour Conference


Recently, the 99th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) was held in Geneva, Switzerland.

ILC, which is convened annually (usually in June), is the highest decision-making body that brings together delegations consisting of the government, worker, and employer delegates of all ILO Member States. During its 99th session, the issue of employment continued to be discussed as one of the main topics, in the wake of the global economic crisis. Furthermore, during the 99th session of ILC, recommendations for promoting the prohibition of job discrimination against people living with HIV/AIDS and for preventing HIV/AIDS infections in workers were discussed and adopted. Mr. Hosokawa, then Senior Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare attended the meeting to speak on behalf of the Japanese Government during its plenary session. He expressed internationally that Japan was positively considering reforms of the national civil service system, including the recovery of the basic labour rights of public service employees.

  1. The period of the 99th ILC session
    From Wednesday, 2 to Friday, 18 June 2010
  2. The main items on the agenda:
    (1) The status of the application of the ILO Conventions and Recommendations in Member States
    (2) Consideration of Conventions and Recommendations related to the working conditions of domestic workers
    (3) Consideration of Recommendations related to HIV/AIDS in the world of work
    (4) A discussion on the strategic objective of "employment"

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