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Contributing to the review & adoption of ILO Guidelines on Training in the Port Sector Featured

Written by  AIMILIA A. PAPACHRISTOU
Drs Aimilia Papachristou participated at the Tripartite Meeting of Experts for the Review and Adoption of ILO Guidelines on Training in the Port Sector, which took place from 21-25th of November at Geneva, Switzerland.

The Meeting composed of experts nominated by governments of ILO member States chosen by the Governing Body of the ILO; experts nominated by the Governing Body after consultations with the Employers' group; and experts nominated by the Governing Body after consultation with the Workers' group. Expert observers from other governments and observers from a number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations also attended.

Aimilia, who works on PhD research on industrial relations in ports, participated at the meeting representing the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness and Shipping. Along with the representatives of Argentina, Finland, Jordan, Papua-New Guinea, Gambia, Croatia, Kazahstan, Senegal and Zambia, they constituted the Governments'  Expert Group.

The Meeting reviewed and adopted the ILO guidelines on training in the port sector, which are the first ILO sector specific training guidelines. The meeting considered a relevant draft document that had been prepared by the Office with the assistance of an informal ILO working group of experts. This working group, which comprised approximately 70 port specialists from port workers' unions, global and national port operators, port training institutes, port related international governmental and non-governmental organizations and individual professionals had already met four times between January 2010 and May 2011.

More information about the Review and Adoption of ILO Guidelines on Training in the Port Sector @ the ILO webpage

Download the Draft ILO Guidelines on training in the port sector as discussed at the Tripartite Meeting of Experts for the Review and the Adoption of ILO Guidelines on Training in the Port Sector (21–25 November 2011)