European regional meeting of ILO starts in Istanbul
The meeting will be held until Oct. 5 with the participation of representatives from 51 European and Central Asian governments, as well as employers and employees.
The ILO’s European Regional Meeting is organized every four years.
In the framework of the report to be presented by the ILO General Director, the ILO 10th European Regional Meeting will focus on the impact of changes and opportunities in the economy on working life in the region.
Policies regarding economic and social development and the achievements and experiences acquired since the Ninth European Regional Meeting held in 2013 in Norway, as well as international labor standards, social dialogue, gender equality and anti-discrimination are
among the topics to be discussed at the meeting.
A number of leading trade unions previously announced they would not attend the ILO-conference in Istanbul in protest of the government’s violations against trade unionists and attacks on them, calling for others not to attend.