The International Catholic Centre of Geneva works to support Decent Work for domestic, youth, migrant, women, and workers of other disadvantaged groups. Through events and consultations, the CCIG and its partners have been successful in raising awareness and giving voices to workers from around the world. Below you will find information pertaining to the CCIG’s continuous effort for the betterment of workers rights.

Switzerland: Convention No. 189, Now a Reality

Geneva, Switzerland. On 12 November 2015, at the Church of Saint Clotilde, the International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG) and the parish of Saint Clotilde commemorated the ratification of the International Labor Organizations Convention No. 189 concerning domestic workers by Switzerland. Read more…

Commemorating Convention No. 189 through the joy of music

Geneva, Switzerland. On 31 January 2016, at Victoria Hall, the Parish of Sainte Clotilde and International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG) came together to recognize the entry into force in Switzerland of International Labor Organization’s Convention No. 189 through the celebration of music. Read more…

Consultations on Decent Work


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2017

Labour Inspection as an Instrument to Protect Workers in Informal Economy: Challenges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

WORKSHOP – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
7 JUNE 2017 ON THE OCCASION OF THE 106th SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE

Organized by:
International Catholic Centre of Geneva (CCIG),
Kolping International/the German Commission for Justice and Peace (GCJP),
International Coordination of Young Christians Workers (ICYCW),
International Young Christian Workers (IYCW),
World Movement of Christian Workers (WMCW),
Caritas Internationalis (CI), and the International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC),

In collaboration with:
Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA)

With the support of:
World Council of Churches (WWC)

Related Article – CCIG Workshop: A Case for Labour Inspection in Improving Labour Conditions in the Informal Economy


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2016

Decent Work Along the Global Value Chains: A Call for Responsibility and an Opportunity for Solidarity

NGO CONSULTATION – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
2 JUNE 2016 ON THE OCCASION OF THE 104th SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE

Organized by:
International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)
German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International
Caritas Internationalis
International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (ICYCW)
World Movement of Christian Workers (WMCW),
International Young Christian Workers (IYCW)

In collaboration with:
Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)

Related Article – Striving For Decent Work in Global Value Chains


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OUTCOME REPORT 2015

From Informal to Formal Economy: Ensuring More Just and Decent Conditions of Work

NGO CONSULTATIONS – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
2 JUNE 2015 ON THE OCCASION OF THE 104rd SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE

Organized by:
International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)
German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International
Caritas Internationalis
International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (ICYCW)

In collaboration with:
Women in Informal Economy: Globalizing and Organizing


Related Article – From Informal to Formal Economy: Ensuring More Just and Decent Conditions of Work


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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2014

From Informal Employment to Formal Working Conditions: The Impact on Youth

CCIG BRIEFING – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
JUNE 4TH 2014 IN CONJUNCTION WITH 103rd SESSION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE

Organized by:
International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)
German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International
Caritas Internationalis
International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (ICYCW)

In collaboration with:
Caritas Genève
Women in Informal Economy: Globalizing and Organizing

2014 Briefing Article
Press Release – German Commission for Justice and Peace
Related Article – Review “Vie de l’Eglise à Genève” (October 2014)


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REPORT 2012
Building a Future with Decent Work : Youth Employment and Domestic Workers

NGO CONSULTATION – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND MAY 31st and JUNE 1st 2012
IN CONJUNCTION WITH 101th SESSION OF INTERNATIONAL LABOR CONFERENCE

Organized by:
International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)
German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International
Caritas Internationalis
International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (CIJOC-ICYCW)

Sponsored by:
Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance (BICE); Franciscans International; International Volunteerism Organization for Women, Development, and Education (VIDES); Istituzione Internazionale Maria Ausiliatrice (IIMA); Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants (MIAMSI).


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REPORT 2011
Strengthening the Capacity of and Social Protection for Domestic Workers:
International NGO Consultation on the ratification of the ILO Convention on Decent Work for Domestic Workers

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND JUNE 3-4 2011

Organized by:
International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)
German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International
Caritas Internationalis
International Coordination of Young Christian Workers (CIJOC-ICYCW)

Sponsored by:
Association Catholique International de Service pour la Jeunesse Féminine (ACISJF); Bureau International Catholique de l’Enfance (BICE); Franciscans International; Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW); International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC); Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA); Mouvement Mondiale des Travailleurs Chrétiens (MMTC); Mouvement International d’Apostolat des Milieux Sociaux Indépendants (MIAMSI).


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REPORT 2010
The Rights of Domestic Workers:
Chances and Challenges for International and National Advocacy Work and Networking

ECUMENICAL CENTER, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND 7 JUNE 2010
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 99TH SESSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOR CONFERENCE

Organized by:
International Catholic Center of Geneva (CCIG)
German Commission for Justice and Peace/Kolping International
Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA)

With the support from Caritas Internationalis International
and Catholic  Migration Commission