The International Labour Organization (ILO) is the first specialized agency of the United Nations. Founded in 1919 following World War I, the ILO was created with the vision that peace could only be achieved based on social justice, which involves promoting rights at work, ensuring decent employment opportunities, enhancing social protection, and strengthening dialogue on work-related issues. With 187 Member States, the ILO works to set labour policies, developing policies, and devising programmes to promote decent employment and working environments for men and women. Unlike other United Nations agencies, however, the ILO uses a unique tripartite system–a governing structure that brings together the government, employers, and workers, allowing them an equal voice in the social dialogue.
Since its establishment, the organization is most notably known for its conventions on the issues of forced labour, minimum wage law, HIV/AIDS, rights of migrant and domestic workers, and the globalization of these issues. Essentially, the ILO offers its constituents a platform unrivaled in expertise and experience in responding to both the needs of workers and society as a whole.
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is an intermediate committee that offers an experience for all delegates with interest.
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Cameron is currently a junior attending Richmond Christian Secondary. CAIMUN 2019 will mark his third year of High School MUN and he is both ecstatic and honoured to be serving as this year's Director of the International Labour Organization. Cameron keenly recalls his first MUN experience in Grade 9 when he nervously first stepped into the conference halls and became enthralled with the debate and community built into the event. This has since inspired Cameron to develop an interest in foreign affairs. Outside of MUN, Cameron enjoys playing the guitar, volunteering at his school, and frequently binge-watching Netflix series. Cameron is hopeful that all delegates, both new to MUN or seasoned veterans, have a positive experience at CAIMUN 2019 and feel welcomed over the course of the weekend.
Currently in her senior year at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Megan is absolutely thrilled to be serving as the Chair of the ILO at CAIMUN 2019. Ever since her first conference, Megan has fallen in love with the professionalism and unique environment that Model UN provides. From the heated debate to the numerous friendships made, she has overcome her fear of public speaking and is hoping to aid delegates in forging new perspectives and in opening dialogue to constructive solutions concerning global issues. When not dressed in western business attire, Megan can probably be found listening to generic radio music, running track & field, sneaking another purchase of bubble tea, or simply scrolling through the internet. Megan looks forward to creating a memorable experience for all delegates at CAIMUN 2019!
Janette Kim is currently a senior at Pacific Academy and is entering her final year of MUN. After many experiences delegating and staffing, she has grown her passion for MUN not only into an extracurricular but as an opportunity to help improve her public speaking skills. Outside of MUN, you can find her eating food with her friends, sleeping, or impulse shopping. In her third iteration of CAIMUN, Janette hopes to have an inclusive yet competitive environment that will induce thought-provoking and fruitful debate.