ETHIOPIA – ILC Conference, Report of the Committee on the Application of Standards
He noted that the present discussion came at a time when the report by the ILO direct contacts mission to Ethiopia had already been issued. The Government had agreed to receive the direct contacts mission following a recommendation made by the Conference Committee, and a decision of the 2007 International Labour Conference. The mission was successfully undertaken in October 2008 and, as the mission report clearly indicated, the relevant authorities fully cooperated by providing the requested information. As the mission report’s recommendations were being seriously considered by the Government, he expressed disappointment that the Committee had not allowed for sufficient time for this process to unfold before scheduling the present discussion.