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  1. Campaign against human trafficking held against Olympic backdrop

    27 July 2012

    As crowds throng London for the Olympics, passers-by are lured to enter huge boxes, only to be confronted with the horrors of human trafficking. The installations aim at raising awareness about a crime that – according to ILO figures – has claimed more than 20 million victims.

  2. ILO: Public-Private partnership is key to HIV response

    23 July 2012

    The role of public-private partnerships in response to HIV and AIDS and the relevance of action at the workplace are being highlighted at the 19th International AIDS Conference.

  3. Debate on managing Social Security Pensions in South Africa

    The Graduate School of Public and Development Management at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, is preparing for the South African social security debate, in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO). Applicants from labour, business, civil society and government are particularly encouraged to attend.

  4. Employers’ Organizations to promote Women Entrepreneurs

    Participants from attended a 4-day training workshop aimed to help Employers’ Organizations staff and board members to reflect, exchange and put in place strategies and tools to tap women entrepreneurs’ potential in a smart way.

  5. Cooperatives: Resilient to crises, key to sustainable growth

    06 July 2012

    In a message marking International Day of Cooperatives, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia salutes the approximately one billion people worldwide who are involved in cooperatives.

  6. Enhancing Migration, Mobility, Employment and Higher Education in the RECs of Africa

    A technical meeting organised within the framework of the Africa - European Union (EU) Migration, Mobility and Employment (MME) Partnership and aimed at providing a snapshot of policy frameworks, programmes and coordination mechanisms put in place by Regional Economic Communities in Africa.

  7. Cooperatives show the way out of the crisis

    04 July 2012

    Cooperatives have been more resilient to the global economic and jobs crisis than other sectors. The UN International Day of Cooperatives, which takes place this year on 7 July, offers a chance for cooperatives to reassert their position in the world economy. ILO News interviews Simel Esim, Chief of the ILO’s Cooperative Branch.

  8. ILO at Rio+20: Integrate social inclusion and environmental protection

    22 June 2012

    Speaking at a panel discussion at the Rio+20 summit, the ILO Director-General highlights the role of social policies on the road to a greener economy.

  9. G20: ILO head calls for measurable targets for job creation

    20 June 2012

    Addressing the G20 summit, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia outlined concrete actions to address the global economic and social turmoil.

  10. Green and fair: Cooperatives in Ethiopia

    19 June 2012

    By their very nature, cooperatives can balance economic, environmental, and social needs. The ILO will be showcasing some of its successful experiences in this field at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). One of them involves more than 200,000 coffee producers and almost 200 cooperatives in Ethiopia.

  11. ILO: G20 must act on jobs for youth, social protection

    15 June 2012

    ILO Chief Juan Somavia heads to the G20 summit with a strong message to tackle the global jobs crisis, saying this would help restore investor confidence.

  12. Trainings/Workshops on Human Trafficking and Forced Labour for Labour Officers in Nigeria

    Under the Project on "Enhancing Cooperation to Fight Trafficking in Human Beings from Nigeria to Europe" backstopped by the International Labour Organization (ILO), this workshop aims to build capacities of some 60 Labour Officers and Inspectors to enable them identify cases of forced labour, trafficking and smuggling activities and be aware of appropriate actions to take.

  13. World Day Against Child Labour 2012

    This year the World Day Against Child Labour will provide a spotlight on the right of all children to be protected from child labour and from other violations of fundamental human rights. In 2010 the international community adopted a Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016, which stressed that child labour is an impediment to children�s rights and a barrier to development. World Day 2012 will highlight the work that needs to be done to make the roadmap a reality.

  14. Stepping up the fight against child labour

    11 June 2012

  15. Zambian President calls for strong global partnership on youth employment

    08 June 2012

    Zambia looks forward to a process that will “lift millions of our people out of poverty,” the President of Zambia, Michael Chilufya Sata told delegates to the International Labour Conference.

  16. “No democracy without social justice,” says Tunisian President

    08 June 2012

    “Minorities which ruled with iron and fire will never return,” Tunisian President Mohamed Moncef Marzouki told delegates at the ILO’s International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  17. Combination Prevention in action: Making a difference in Mozambique

    05 June 2012

    6 June 2012, UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, Thematic Segment on Combination Prevention, Geneva - As UNAIDS meets to discuss the importance of combination prevention, the ILO’s HIV/AIDS programme in Mozambique shows how the workplace can engage people at all levels making valuable contributions to achieve national objectives.

  18. Cape Verde: How social protection can help the elderly

    04 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference is considering adoption of a Recommendation on Social Protection Floors. The ILO is convinced every country can move towards social security for all, and cites the example of impoverished Cape Verde.

  19. Nigeria: Mainstreaming labour based approaches in government infrastructural development

    A two-day workshop on labour-based approaches was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 1st-2nd June 2011 under the theme: Mainstreaming Labour-Based Technology in Government Operations to develop strategies for mainstreaming these approaches in government infrastructural development in Nigeria.

  20. Tackling child labour: from commitment to action

    01 June 2012

    This paper considers the progress that ILO member States are making in the application of ILO Conventions and Recommendations. It draws on two reports considered by the 2012 International Labour Conference: 'Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work: From commitment to action' and 'Giving globalization a human face.