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EU Conference
Guy Ryder praised the European Youth Guarantee as a concrete action to connect young people with labour markets and society.
Youth employment
The Dutch project “2GetThere” won a good practice contest organized by the ILO, and will be promoted on MTV
© BuZa/Dominique Decuyper 2014
ILO-Belgium meeting
The ILO, the Belgian government and Belgian social partners reiterated their commitment to promoting decent work.
“The European Social Model has been subjected to stress and unprecedented challenges", Guy Ryder stated at an ILO-EU conference on the European Social Model.
© Rob Stevens 2014
The ILO Deputy Director-General addressed the University of Leuven in a public lecture on the “Key challenges for global protection of labour rights”
EU crisis
The ILO and the EU, together with EU Ministers of Labour, workers' and employers' representatives, will gather to discuss the social model in Europe.
  1. Conference  website
"More decisive actions needed in Qatar"
In a European Parliament hearing on sports and human rights, ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo stressed that more decisive actions are needed by Qatar
  1. Press release
ILO DDG Gilbert Houngbo will address a European Parliament hearing on "Sports and human rights" focusing on Qatar
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  1. ILO-EU Conference

    "The European Social Model in times of Economic Crisis and Austerity Policies"

    20 February 2014

    The conference will study the evolution of the European Social Model and its different elements in the context of the financial crisis and the introduction of austerity packages in European countries.

  2. Press release

    ILO: More decisive actions needed in Qatar

    13 February 2014

    ILO Deputy Director-General Gilbert Houngbo participated in a European Parliament hearing on sports and human rights in Qatar following recent allegations concerning unacceptable working and living conditions and human rights violations affecting migrant workers involved in the preparations of the 2022 World Cup.

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