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July 2013

  1. Caribbean labour ministers’ meeting

    ILO Director-General calls for urgent action on youth unemployment

    03 July 2013

    Guy Ryder tells Caribbean Labour ministers that it is time to act to save a “lost generation” of young people.

  2. Occupational safety and health

    Veolia Environnement supports global commitment to promote safety and health at work

    01 July 2013

    A leading environmental management company is the latest signatory to the Seoul Declaration, which gives employees the right to work in a safe and healthy environment.

June 2013

  1. © Romeo Gacad / AFP 2014

    Child Labour

    FAO and ILO urge countries to better protect children working in fisheries and aquaculture

    27 June 2013

    Many children are exposed to harsh and hazardous working conditions that harm their health and learning abilities.

  2. 318th Governing Body

    ILO Governing Body adopts reports of the Committee on Freedom of Association

    24 June 2013

    The Committee on Freedom of Association (CFA) draws special attention to three serious and urgent country cases while noting progress in others.

  3. 318th Governing Body

    El Salvador’s Victoria Marina Velásquez de Avilés elected chairperson of the ILO’s Governing Body

    21 June 2013

    The country’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN’s Geneva Office will head the International Labour Organization’s executive body for the period 2013-2014.

  4. 102nd International Labour Conference

    Ryder calls for forward-looking examination of the place of work “in our lives and societies”

    21 June 2013

    As the International Labour Organization approaches its centenary in 2019, the ILO Director-General says it must continue to become more useful and relevant.

  5. 102nd International Labour Conference

    ILO Conference examines application of labour standards in 26 countries

    20 June 2013

    The conclusions of the Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations were adopted on the closing day of the International Labour Conference.

  6. © Monty Rakusen/Cultura Creative 2014

    102nd International Labour Conference

    Action needed to provide jobs and social protection for growing and ageing populations

    19 June 2013

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations must take action to ensure decent job opportunities and social protection for growing and ageing populations, concludes the International Labour Conference Committee on Employment and Social Protection in the New Demographic Context.

  7. © Bertrand Guay / AFP 2014

    102nd International Labour Conference

    ILO approves new framework of action on social dialogue

    19 June 2013

    The conclusions of the ILC Committee for the Recurrent Discussion on Social Dialogue stress that social dialogue is at the heart of democracy - and is essential for social and economic development.

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