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June 2009

  1. Mr. Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé, President of the Togolese Republic, addressing the ILO Summit on Global jobs crisis (in French)

    15 June 2009

    Presidents and delegates gathered in Geneva during the International Labour Conference to discuss the global jobs crisis at the largest global gathering of leaders from the world of work. Heads of State and Government called on the ILO to examine and participate in discussions to find a solution to the jobs crisis.

  2. Ms. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, President of the Argentine Republic addressing the ILO Summit on Global jobs crisis (in Spanish)

    15 June 2009

    Recalling her previous visit to the International Labour Conference, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner emphasized the key role of work for economic recovery.

  3. President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, addressing the ILO Summit on Global jobs crisis (in French)

    15 June 2009

    President Nicolas Sarkozy of France says that it would be suicidal to think that the current crisis is parenthetical and that everything could go back to the way it was before the crisis.

  4. Announcing an historic agreement to improve labor relations in his country's sugar cane sector, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for new alternatives to solve the global economic crisis (in Portuguese)

    15 June 2009

    Presidents and delegates gathered in Geneva during the International Labour Conference to discuss the global jobs crisis at the largest global gathering of leaders from the world of work. Heads of State and Government called on the ILO to examine and participate in discussions to find a solution to the jobs crisis.

  5. Mr. Armando Guebuza, President of the Republic of Mozambique addressing the ILO Summit on Global jobs crisis (in Portuguese)

    15 June 2009

    Presidents and delegates gathered in Geneva during the International Labour Conference to discuss the global jobs crisis at the largest global gathering of leaders from the world of work. Heads of State and Government called on the ILO to examine and participate in discussions to find a solution to the jobs crisis.

  6. Calling the current economic challenges an "eye opener", President Tarja Halonen of Finland highlights the need for green recovery strategies (in English)

    15 June 2009

    Presidents and delegates gathered in Geneva during the International Labour Conference to discuss the global jobs crisis at the largest global gathering of leaders from the world of work. Heads of State and Government called on the ILO to examine and participate in discussions to find a solution to the jobs crisis.

  7. World Day Against Child Labour 2009 in Geneva

    12 June 2009

    On Friday 12 June 2009, the ILO commemorated the World Day Against Child Labour with a an event organized jointly with the City of Geneva and the Geneva-based community organization "Le Respect" on the Place des Nations with the ILO Director-General Juan Somavia and US Senator Tom Harkin. This year’s World Day also marks the tenth anniversary of the adoption of ILO Convention No. 182 on the elimination of the worst forms of child labour.

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