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June 2013

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. © 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.

  5. © 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.

  6. Post-2015 development agenda

    Ambitious employment goal needed in post-2015 development agenda

    19 June 2013

    High-level event in New York on Employment and Inclusive Growth says transition to decent jobs is central to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

  7. © Pan Kanjun / ImagineChina 2014

    102nd International Labour Conference

    No sustainable development without environmental sustainability and decent work

    19 June 2013

    The contribution of the world of work to the greening of the economy is critical – and presents a real opportunity – to realize the ILO’s social goals, concludes the ILC Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs.

  8. 102nd International Labour Conference

    ILO lifts remaining restrictions on Myanmar

    18 June 2013

    The restrictions were related to the country’s non compliance of the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No.29).

  9. 102nd International Labour Conference

    ILO and EU-Presidency welcome moves to ensure decent work for domestic workers

    18 June 2013

    Labour and social affair ministers from ten countries, the President of the EU Council, Richard Bruton, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, discuss ways to support ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

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