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Sustainability Compact for Bangladesh
ILO Deputy-Director General calls for further improvements on labour conditions in textile factories.
© Thierry Roge/Witness Images 2014
Conference "Europe at a Crossroads"
ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo addressed a European trade union conference in Brussels.
© Sébastien Pensis 2014
Street interviews with Brussels youth
The ILO-Brussels interviewed Brussels youth in the streets and asked them questions about their jobs and studies, job expectations and the employment situation in Europe.
Green economy
ILO Director-General calls on EU environment and labour ministers to align policies for sustainable development.
World Day Against Child Labour
The EU Commissioner and the Benelux ministers held up the “Red Card against Child labour” at the yearly conference of the International Labour Organization.


  1. Hearing on business and respect for the human rights of workers

    ILO Deputy Director-General: "Corporate Social Responsibility is complementary and not a substitute to international labour standards"

    24 September 2014

    Speaking at a European Parliament hearing on business and human rights, ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo stressed the importance of regulation and law enforcement to promote human and worker's rights.

  2. European Parliament hearing

    ILO: “True sustainable progress requires clear regulation and enforcement”

    24 September 2014

    Gilbert Houngbo, ILO Deputy Director-General, told the European Parliament that clear regulation and law enforcement are key challenges in moving towards a fair and sustainable globalization.

  3. News item

    ILO-Brussels at “Sustainable fashion action learning” day in Antwerp

    10 September 2014

    ILO-Brussels contributed to a “Sustainable Fashion Action Learning” event organized on 25 August by the Antwerp-based International Centre for Action Learning on Business Ethics and Sustainability (ITCCO).

  4. News item

    Belgian public services will work together to control working conditions on ships

    10 September 2014

    Belgian public services will coordinate the monitoring of national and international standards, including the ILO Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).

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