Our organisation, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), is configured differently from all other UN bodies wherein tripartism is foreign to their existence. They simply seem not to appreciate its value; nor do they embrace or support it, as borne out by the recent issues under discussion.
In the ILO we are concerned about the emerging erosion of the role of the governing body.
Our observations are pointing to emerging challenges which are blurring the reporting lines and intended responsibilities. This clearly is visible from the proliferation of issues decided elsewhere and which this organisation is expected to implement without tripartite engagement. There are huge inherent risks which should be acknowledged. Because of these, tensions are visible in the organisation.
The question I am raising is what role are we, as the Africa region, playing in this process?