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ILO to launch first global report on domestic work

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its new report on domestic workers around the world.

Media advisory | 04 January 2013

GENEVA – The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to launch its new report on domestic workers around the world. The study, entitled “Domestic workers across the world“, is for release on Wednesday, 9 January 2013 at 10:00 GMT.

The new report attempts to capture the size of the domestic work sector, working conditions and the extent of legal protection enjoyed by domestic workers worldwide. It includes global and regional statistics, and is intended to support the efforts of governments, employers and workers to secure social justice and decent work for domestic workers across the world.

The report and a wealth of associated material and information are under strict embargo until 10:00 GMT (11:00 Geneva time) on Wednesday, 9 January 2013.

Embargoed electronic copies of the report, executive summary and some associated media material will be made available to journalists upon request by contacting the ILO Newsroom (newsroom@ilo.org) or the Department of Communication and Public Information at +4122/799-7912, communication@ilo.org.

For Geneva UN correspondents:
A press briefing, by ILO Deputy Director-General Sandra Polaski, will be held under embargo on Wednesday 9 January at 10:00 in Press Room III at the Palais des Nations. The password to access our media site will be sent automatically to all Geneva correspondents as soon as the embargoed report becomes available.

Interviews by print, web or broadcast media can be scheduled via the ILO Newsroom and the Department of Communication.

Video coverage of the press conference will be available for broadcasters. Please contact the Department of Communication/Radio and TV Unit (TV_radio@ilo.org) on +4122/799-7935 or by emailing naets-sekiguchi@ilo.org. Facilities (TV studio and ISDN line) are available for broadcasters wishing to interview the authors by contacting the above.

Tags: decent work, domestic workers, social protection

Unit responsible: Department of Communication (DCOMM)

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