Social dialogue

Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue

In accordance with the decision taken by the Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) at its 334th Session (November 2018), the ILO will organize a Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Cross-border Social Dialogue, which will be held at the ILO headquarters, in Geneva, from 12 to 15 February 2019.

The purpose of the meeting will be to analyse the contemporary experiences, challenges and trends characterizing cross-border social dialogue initiatives, as well as the role and value added of the ILO. It will also seek guidance from experts on the future work of the Organization in this area.

This meeting will bring together eight experts in the field of cross-border social dialogue nominated by governments, eight experts nominated by the employers’ and eight experts nominated by the workers’ groups of the ILO Governing Body respectively. A number of intergovernmental organizations will also be invited to attend the meeting as observers.

Interested governments may attend the meeting as observers upon prior notification to Ms. Ndiaye Guisse (, by 31st January 2019 at latest.

In January and February 2019 we will gradually update this page with the background report for the meeting, its draft plan of work and other relevant information.