Press releases

June 2014

  1. World Day Against Child Labour

    Social protection essential to help eradicate child labour

    12 June 2014

    The ILO calls on governments to step up their efforts to extend social protection in order to help keep children out of child labour.

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    Labour standards

    ILO adopts new Protocol to tackle modern forms of forced labour

    11 June 2014

    A new legally binding ILO Protocol on Forced Labour aims to advance prevention, protection and compensation measures, as well as to intensify efforts to eliminate contemporary forms of slavery.

  3. Partnerships

    ILO and Singapore renew Partnership Agreement to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia

    10 June 2014

    Involves cooperation on issues concerning productivity, occupational safety and health, tripartism and social dialogue.

  4. Partnerships

    Netherlands extends agreement with ILO to combat child labour in agriculture

    09 June 2014

    Project addresses seasonal work by children in hazelnut farming in Turkey.

  5. Mongolian ILC visit

    Mongolia boosting business, investment and worker rights

    09 June 2014

    Mongolia sets up An Employed Mongolian with a Job and Income programme as part of measures to support business, Prime Minister tells ILC delegates.

  6. 103rd International Labour Conference

    Jordanian PM lauds “strong partnership” with ILO, underscores complex challenges facing Jordan

    09 June 2014

    In a special address to the International Labour Conference (ILC), Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour speaks of collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO), the effects of the Syrian refugee crisis on Jordan and the country’s reform drive.

  7. Press release

    ILO calls for strong commitment to jobs ahead of Ouagadougou +10 Summit

    06 June 2014

    High levels of youth unemployment and inequalities call for more pro-employment policies to promote job-rich growth in Africa’s development.

  8. Decent Work in Arab States

    ILO and Oman pledge to continue joint promotion of decent work in the Sultanate

    05 June 2014

    The ILO and tripartite representatives sign an agreement to extend the Decent Work Country Programme in Oman until 2016.

  9. Red Card to Child Labour

    Mike Einziger, Ann Marie Simpson, Pharrell Williams, Hans Zimmer and friends raise their voices against child labour

    05 June 2014

    Award winning musicians are working in harmony to support the ILO's efforts to combat child labour.

  10. Red Card to Child Labour

    Campaign to combat child labour launches at the opening of the 2014 Football World Cup

    05 June 2014

    The ILO’s Red Card to Child Labour campaign sends out a message that children have a right to play, not work.