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  1. New World Forum: Statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of ILO

    08 October 2014

    Statement by Guy Ryder, Director-General of ILO at the plenary session entitled “The future of work”, New World Forum, October 7-8, 2014-OECD, Paris.

  2. Europe at a crossroads: Interview with Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of ACTRAV

    30 September 2014

    Interview with Maria Helena ANDRE, Director of ACTRAV, during the conference 'Europe at a crossroads" 24-26 September 2014, Brussels.

  3. Free Trade Zones: What are the challenges for Workers in Sri Lanka?

    26 September 2014

    Following the Global Dialogue Forum on Wages and Working Hours in the Textiles, Clothing, Leather and Footwear Industries held in Geneva from 23 - 25 September 2014, Anton Marcus, Joint Secretary of Free Zones and General Services Employees Union, explains the challenges facing by workers in Free Trade Zones in Sri Lanka. He also underlines the role of ILO to improve social dialogue and collective bargaining in Sri Lanka.

  4. Get jobs back to centre of agenda, says ILO chief

    23 September 2014

    Governments should put jobs at the centre of the policy agenda, said the ILO's Director-General Guy Ryder in an interview with CNN's Richard Quest. This includes putting in place active labour market policies, getting investment moving again, focusing on education, and finding greater consensus to tackle workplace disputes that affect jobs.

  5. It is our duty to reaffirm the right to a safe and healthy workplace, ILO Chief

    27 August 2014

    Calling for “a culture of intolerance towards risks at work,” International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder told nearly 4,000 participants at the XX World Congress on Safety and Health at Work that safety and health will be an integral part of all the ILO’s work.

  6. Interview with Sam Gurney, Governing Body Workers'Spokesperson (MNE Segment)

    22 July 2014

    Sam Gurney, ILO's Governing Body Workers' Spokesperson (MNE Segment) explains the increasingly important role multinational entrerprises (MNEs) play in today's globalized economy and underlines the importance of the new follow-up mechanism to the Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy (MNE Declaration) adopted by the ILO Governing Body in March 2014.

  7. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Statement by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

    01 July 2014

    Closing remarks by Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General at the Trade Union Strategy Workshop on the Post 2015 development agenda, held in Geneva from 26 to 27 June 2014.

  8. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Statement by John Kakonge, Ambassador of Kenya

    01 July 2014

    Closing remarks by H.E.Ambassador István Pokorádi from the Permanent Mission of Hungary in Geneva; at the Trade Union Strategy Workshop on the Post 2015 development agenda, held in Geneva from 26 to 27 June 2014.

  9. Post 2015 Development Agenda: Statement by István Pokorádi, Ambassador of Hungary

    01 July 2014

    Closing remarks by H.E.Ambassador István Pokorádi from the Permanent Mission of Hungary in Geneva; at the Trade Union Strategy Workshop on the Post 2015 development agenda, held in Geneva from 26 to 27 June 2014.

  10. ILC 2014: WFTU views on the right to strike

    17 June 2014

    During the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference held in Geneva from 28 May to 12 June 2014, the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) expressed its views about the right to strike.The following video hightlights statements made by George Mavrikos, General Secretary of WFTU and Pr. Maximos Aligisakis from University of Geneva.

  11. ILC 2014: Closing remarks by Takaaki Sakurada, Worker vice-president

    12 June 2014

    Closing remarks by M. Takaki Sakurada, Worker Vice-president of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference held in Geneva from 28 May to 12 June 2014.

  12. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in Africa?

    11 June 2014

    Transition from informal to formal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Owei Lakemfa, General Secretary of the Organization of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions to organize informal workers in Africa.

  13. Informal economy: what are the challenges for Unions in India?

    11 June 2014

    Transition from informal to formal economy is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Pillay Chandrasekharan, President of the Kerala Branch of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) who expresses his views on the challenges faced by Unions organize informal workers in India.

  14. ILO Protocol on Forced Labour: What are the ITUC expectations?

    11 June 2014

    Today, delegates at the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference adopted a new Protocol to eradicate forced labour. The following is an interview with Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) who expressed her views on the new ILO protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour.

  15. ILO Action to eradicate forced labour in Myanmar

    10 June 2014

    Forced Labour is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Mr Maug Maung, General Secretary of the Federation of Trade Unions of Myanmar (FTUM) who expresses his views on the situation of Forced Labour in his country. He also underlines his expectations of ILO support to eradicate Forced Labour.

  16. Labour Migration: What are the Somali's workers expectations from the ILO?

    09 June 2014

    Migration is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Mr Omar Faruk Osman Nur, General Secretary of Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU) who expresses his views on labour migration in Somalia. He also underlines his expectations from the ILO on Migration issue.

  17. ILC 2014:Employment and Social Dialogue in Denmark

    05 June 2014

    Employment is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Ms. Marie-Louise Knuppert, elected Confederal Secretary of LO Denmark who expresses her views on the employment situation in Denmark. She also underlines the importance of social dialogue to reinforce decent work for all workers.

  18. What are the workers expectations from the Ouagadougou+10 summit? by Francis Atwoli

    05 June 2014

    On behalf of African Workers, Francis Atwoli expresses the workers expectations from the summit "Ouagadougou + 10", the African Union Extraordinary Summit on Employment, Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Development (September 2014). As vice president of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC-Africa) and President of the Organization of African Trade Unions Unity, Mr. Atwoli delivered his speech on Thursday 5th June 2014 during the tripartite information session on "Ouagadougou + 10, chaired by Guy Ryder, Director-General of the International Labour Organization.

  19. ILC 2014: The situation of Migrant Workers in Hungary

    05 June 2014

    Migration is one of the topics of discussion at the 103rd International Labour Conference which is being held from 28 May to 12 June 2014 in Geneva. The following is an interview with Mr. György Károly, International Secretary of National Confederation of Hungarian Trade Unions (MSZOSZ) who expresses his views on the situation of migrant workers in Hungary.He also underlines his expectations from the ILO on Migration issue.

  20. ILC 2014: What are the Workers' expectations from the ILO?

    29 May 2014

    The newly elected vice-president of the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference, Takaaki Sakurada from Japan’s Trade Union Confederation (JTCU-Rengo) expressed his expectations from this year’s agenda of the annual International Labour Conference.

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