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May 2014

  1. Workers rights in a globalising world: The role of labour provisions in free trade agreements

    8 May 2014, Rotman School of Management, Room LL1065, University of Toronto, 95 St George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 3E6

    In cooperation with the Canadian government, the Swiss government and the University of Toronto, the Research Department of the ILO is organizing an international conference ‘Workers rights in a globalising world: The role of labour provisions in free trade agreements’. The conference will take place on 8 May 2014 at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. The conference is being organized as part of a research project that analyses the effectiveness of labour provisions in unilateral, bilateral and regional trade and investment arrangements, focussing on the different approaches, coherence and the role of ILO. The conference will offer an international forum for discussing emerging issues with regard to the various approaches to labour provisions, their effectiveness as well as practical experiences and lessons learned.

  2. Course "Identifying and investigating cases of forced labour and trafficking"

    5 - 9 May 2014, ILO International Training Centre Turin, Italy

    The main objective of the course is to train participants to better identify and investigate cases of forced labour, including trafficking for labour exploitation. The course addresses the different stages of the process (inspecting workplaces, interviewing victims, gathering evidence), with a focus on the private sector (textile, agriculture, domestic work, etc.).

April 2014

  1. Lebanon private domestic worker recruitment agencies review code of conduct

    29 - 30 April 2014, Beirut, Lebanon

    The workshop will review the Code of Conduct adopted by Syndicate of Recruitment Agencies in Lebanon (SORAL) in 2013.

  2. Arab States research network on labour migration reconsiders recruitment practices

    29 - 30 April 2014, Istanbul, Turkey

    Leading practitioners and academics from the ILO’s Migration and Governance Network research network meet to discuss key issues related to labour migration and recruitment in the Arab region.

  3. One year after Rana Plaza, where are we and where do we want to go? Discussion on the ILO's role

    28 April 2014, Geneva

    On year after the Rana Plaza Building Collapse, the ILO Bureau for Workers' Activities will organise a panel discussion on 28th April, to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of this tragedy, which killed 1138 workers and injured over 2000 others.

  4. ILO migrant workers project in Jordan assesses future interventions upon completion

    27 April 2014, Jordan - Amman

    The ILO’s dedicated migrant worker project in Jordan meets with key stakeholders in the country to formulate future interventions during a project wrap-up and closing ceremony.

  5. South Asia Labour Conference 2014: Fostering regional cooperation for Decent Work

    24 - 26 April 2014, Lahore, Pakistan

    ILO Islamabad provided technical support to the Government of Punjab, Labour & Human Resource Department in organizing a 3-day ‘South Asia Labour Conference’. Purpose of the conference is to strengthen regional cooperation for promoting Decent Work in South Asia. The conference discussed seven thematic areas of common interest for South Asian countries. More than 300 delegates from Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan participated in the conference.

  6. Workshop on the Fair Recruitment Initiative

    23 - 24 April 2014, ILO International Training Centre Turin, Italy

    This workshop aims at reviewing and discussing recent evidence on the nexus between recruitment, labour migration and human trafficking. The overall framework and objectives of the “Fair Recruitment Initiative” will also be discussed, including benchmarks for Fair Recruitment based on International Standards and the development of policy guidance. The meeting is held under the auspices of the Taskforce on Migration and Decent Work of the Global Migration Group (GMG), which is chaired by the ILO in 2014.

  7. Officials from Kuwait and Jordan explore methods to implement ILO international instruments on domestic workers

    23 - 24 April 2014, Kuwait City, Kuwait

    Government representatives from Jordan and Kuwait meet to enhance their ability to implement ILO Convention No. 189 and Recommendation No. 201.

  8. Kuwait and the ILO discuss the foundations of a national migration policy

    21 - 22 April 2014, Kuwait

    ILO experts and Kuwaiti government officials meet in a two-day consultation to formulate the objectives of a national migration policy.

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