Press releases

March 2014

  1. ILO Governing Body

    Committee on Freedom of Association: Protecting rights, saving lives

    26 March 2014

    In the last decade alone, more than 2,000 trade unionists worldwide have been released from prison following an examination by the CFA. Watch a backstage interview with Committee members Paul van der Heijden (Chairman), employers’ representative Peter Anderson and Yves Veyrier, workers’ representative.

  2. International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Slave Trade

    ILO live chat with descendants of the hero from “12 Years A Slave”

    21 March 2014

  3. Fragile States and post-crisis recovery and reconstruction

    ILO signs agreement with g7+ group of fragile States

    21 March 2014

    On 20 March 2014, during a High-Level Meeting on Decent Work in Fragile States, the ILO and the g7+ group signed a Memorandum of Understanding on a partnership for cooperation in job creation, skills development, social protection, SSTC, migration, and labour market monitoring.

  4. Decent work in fragile States

    ILO, Somalia sign agreement to promote decent work

    20 March 2014

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    Bangladesh

    ILO Deputy Director-General on first Rana Plaza payments: "Good news for the NWB workers affected and we must also focus on all the victims"

    17 March 2014

  6. 320th Session of the Governing Body

    Workers’ Group pays tribute to trade unionist Marc Blondel

    17 March 2014

  7. Better Factories in Cambodia

    Transparency drives improvements in factory working conditions

    17 March 2014

    The ILO - Better Factories Cambodia launched an online transparency database showing how individual garment factories measure up on key working conditions. Factories included in the database already made improvements on legal requirements.

  8. Press release

    Norway funds effort to strengthen labour rights, occupational health and safety in Bangladesh

    16 March 2014

    "Decent Work and fair globalization are important and related objectives on the Norwegian Government’s agenda. Everybody must enjoy basic workers’ rights, work in an environment where standards are respected, and receive their share of the wealth created,” stated H. E. Ms Merete Lundemo, Ambassador of Norway to Bangladesh.

  9. Microinsurance

    New ILO Report highlights growing value and viability of microinsurance

    14 March 2014

  10. Livelihood recovery

    Japanese Government donates US$3 million to help Typhoon Haiyan victims

    13 March 2014

    The Japanese Government is to fund a US$3,000,000 project to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan rebuild their livelihoods.