PLENARY I

Citizenship at Work for Domestic Workers

Manuela Tomei
Decent Work for Domestic Workers: An Achievable Goal
or Wishful Thinking?
, International Labour Office

A sociologist of the University of Turin, Manuela Tomei is the Director of the Conditions of Work and Employment of the International Labour Office in Geneva. She is the lead Coordinator of the preparatory work towards the setting of international labour standards on decent work, an item placed on the agenda of the International Labour Conference in June 2011. She is the author of the two ILO’s reports on the elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation released in 2003 and 2007, respectively, as a follow-up to the 1998 Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.  Before joining the ILO Headquarters, she had worked in Latin America for the ILO as well as other institutions on policy projects on issues concerning informal work, gender, ethnicity and poverty.

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