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August 2013

  1. © Pete Saloutos / Image Source 2014

    Maritime Labour Convention, 2006

    Global shipping industry sets sail under new standard

    20 August 2013

    A new “bill of rights” – the ILO’s Maritime Labour Convention – comes into force, ensuring protection for the world’s 1.5 million seafarers and fair competition for shipowners.

July 2013

  1. G20 Labour Ministerial in Moscow

    ILO welcomes G20 efforts to boost job creation and growth

    19 July 2013

    At the end of their two-day meeting, Labour and Employment Ministers from G20 countries presented a series of policy proposals to speed up the economic recovery.

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    ILO calls for additional job creation policies in G20 countries

    17 July 2013

    ILO Director-General says that "more can be done" to achieve high employment levels and growth.

  3. © Sajjad Hussain / AFP 2014

    Cooperation against trafficking

    Major new initiative to protect women and girls from modern-day slavery

    15 July 2013

    ILO and DFID team up to combat the trafficking of women and girls in South Asia and the Middle East.

June 2013

  1. © AFP / Pal PILLAI 2014

    New ILO book

    Work sharing can save jobs in times of crisis

    18 June 2013

    Reducing hours of work can have positive effects on employment levels during a severe economic downturn, preserve skills and sustain enterprises.

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    African Union calls for more investment to promote jobs in Africa

    17 June 2013

    Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the first woman to head the African Union Commission, urged African Member States and international partners to invest more in order to promote job creation in the region.

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    Van Rompuy: Growth and jobs are the ultimate goal of all reforms

    14 June 2013

    Ahead of the European Council meeting, European Council President, Herman Van Rompuy, addresses the International Labour Conference and says that the ILO has a key role to play in helping to address the challenges that Europe faces.

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    President Banda: Malawi champions “zero tolerance” of child labour

    12 June 2013

    In her first visit to the International Labour Conference, Malawian President, Joyce Banda, says that despite global efforts, child labour remains a “huge problem”.

  5. © S.Sekhri / The Times Of India 2014

    World Day Against Child Labour 2013

    Ten million child labourers in domestic work

    12 June 2013

    To mark World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO publishes a report outlining the abuses suffered by millions of children working in family homes.

  6. © Said Khatib / AFP 2014

    Occupied Arab Territories

    Palestinian economy will not grow if restrictions on it remain, ILO says

    06 June 2013

    The ILO’s annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for the lifting of restrictions on movement, employment and economic activity, in order to increase opportunities for decent work.

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