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November 2013

  1. © Hybrid Images/Cultura Creative 2014

    Press release

    ILO meeting: Decent work in the chemical industry

    25 November 2013

    Representatives from more than 30 countries meet in Geneva this week to discuss some of the challenges facing an industry that employs nearly 20 million people worldwide, including the shortage of skilled workers.

  2. Press release

    RMG building safety inspections to start tomorrow after major breakthrough

    21 November 2013

    Inspections of all export-oriented Ready Made Garment (RMG) and knitwear factory buildings in Bangladesh will start tomorrow, 22 November 2013.

  3. © Eric Audras / AltoPress 2014

    Labour economics

    ILO launches book on labour administration in times of crisis

    21 November 2013

    One of the book’s main findings is that massive cuts in government spending have led to the down-sizing of labour administration systems in many countries.

  4. Conference

    Africa needs new solutions to combat forced labour, human trafficking and slavery

    20 November 2013

    “Those who benefit from exploitation need to be swiftly punished; those who suffer abuse and coercion need to be empowered to raise their voice,” said ILO Acting Regional Director for Africa, Hans Hofmeijer, at the opening of a two-day high-level conference in Zambia. The conference aims to agree on concrete actions to combat forced labour, human trafficking and slavery in the continent.

  5. Official visit

    Ryder and Italian leaders share views on jobs for youth and migration

    19 November 2013

    ILO Director-General and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano talked about the youth unemployment situation affecting the country, especially in the South.

  6. © Odd Andersen / AFP 2014

    Post Typhoon Haiyan relief effort

    ILO rallies partners to donate to livelihoods recovery in Philippines

    19 November 2013

    Following the loss of life and livelihoods in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the ILO response is focused on emergency employment schemes to help rebuild communities and restore livelihoods through decent work.

  7. © L'Osservatore Romano 2014

    Official visit

    ILO Chief and Pope Francis discuss the dignity of work

    18 November 2013

    The dignity of work is a common concern for the ILO and the Catholic Church, said ILO Director-General during a private audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

  8. © Philippe Lopez / AFP 2014

    Post Typhoon Haiyan relief effort

    ILO says five million workers affected by Typhoon Haiyan

    18 November 2013

    Roughly a quarter of those employed in the affected areas have got their livelihoods destroyed or disrupted by Typhoon Haiyan. The ILO, along with UN sister agencies, supports the government, employers' and workers' organizations to help workers and their communities.

  9. © Farzana Hossen / ANADOLU AGENC 2014

    Working conditions

    ILO report presents a path to sustainable growth in Bangladesh

    18 November 2013

    The new study by the ILO's Research Department presents a series of policies to achieve both economic growth and decent working conditions in Bangladesh.

  10. Labour market statistics

    ILO, Myanmar sign agreement on National Labour Force Survey

    14 November 2013

    The ILO and Myanmar team up to collect labour market statistics that will help to formulate policies on a number of critical issues for the country.

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