Lidija Horvatić becomes member of the Governing body of the International labour organization


June 2nd 2014. -Ms. Lidija Horvatić, director of the EU Policies and International Affairs Department at the CEA was elected member of the governing body at the International Labour Organization.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the only tripartite U.N. agency with government, employer, and worker representatives. This tripartite structure makes the ILO a unique forum in which the governments and the social partners of the economy of its 185 Member States can freely and openly debate and elaborate labour standards and policies.
The Governing Body is the executive body of the International Labour Organization .It is composed of 56 titular members (28 Governments, 14 Employers and 14 Workers) and 66 deputy members (28 Governments, 19 Employers and 19 Workers). Ten of the titular government seats are permanently held by States of chief industrial importance (Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States). The Employer and Worker members are elected in their individual capacity.

Ms Horvatić, as a member of the governing body, was also elected member of the Committee on Freedom of Association. The committee has a president and three representatives of the Governments, Employers and Trade Unions. It studies complaints on violations of freedom of association. The committee adopts reports and gives recommendations.

Lidija Horvatić has been working for the CEA since 1994. She holds a M.A. in the field of Interdisciplinary European Studies.
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