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  1. Quotes from Heads of State and Government in support of ILO at the 100th International Labour Conference

    17 June 2011

  2. 100th ILO annual conference concludes with move toward new era of social justice

    17 June 2011

    The annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded its historic 100th session on Friday 17 June after taking a number of steps aimed at moving toward what ILO Director-General Juan Somavia called “a new era of social justice”.

  3. 100th ILO annual Conference decides to bring an estimated 53 to 100 million domestic workers worldwide under the realm of labour standards

    16 June 2011

    The government, worker and employer delegates at the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Thursday, 16 June adopted a historic set of international standards aimed at improving the working conditions of tens of millions of domestic workers worldwide.

  4. President Kikwete calls for efficient growth in a new era of Social Justice

    15 June 2011

    At the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete called for new approaches to address globalization by promoting an efficient growth path for a new era of Social Justice.

  5. Swiss President says “There is a renewed sense of urgency for social justice” in speech to ILO annual conference

    15 June 2011

    Social justice and the role of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in international governance weres at the centre of the speech given on Wednesday by Ms. Micheline Calmy-Rey, President of the Swiss Confederation at the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC).

  6. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin: Russia strongly supports Decent Work Agenda, will host international conference to advance implementation

    15 June 2011

    Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s policies are in step with the International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Agenda and offered to host an international conference in Russia next year focusing on how to make more progress towards achieving its goals.

  7. ILO highlights growing South-South and Triangular Cooperation activities

    14 June 2011

    The International Labour Office (ILO) has participated in more than 100 initiatives of South-South Cooperation, according to information provided during a panel discussion with representatives of donor countries , governments, workers and employers during the ILO’s 100th annual Conference in Geneva.

  8. German Chancellor Merkel supports stronger role for ILO

    14 June 2011

    In the first ever visit of a German Chancellor to the International Labour Organization (ILO), H.E. Ms. Angela Merkel addressed the Organization’s annual conference.

  9. Indonesian President calls for Global Coalition for Youth Employment

    14 June 2011

    The President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, has called for a global coalition to tackle youth employment in an address to a special session of the 100th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva.

  10. UN Women and ILO join forces to promote women’s empowerment in the workplace

    13 June 2011

    The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women) signed a wide-ranging Memorandum of Understanding with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Monday 13 June, on key issues including promoting gender equality, eliminating sex discrimination, protecting domestic workers, promoting social protection floors and combating gender-based violence at work.

  11. Main findings of the ILO study "The Global Crisis: Causes, responses and challenges"

    13 June 2011

    This new report by the ILO shows how well-designed employment and social policies can now play a crucial role in both boosting job creation and making economic growth more solid and equitable.

  12. Michelle Bachelet at the ILO Conference: The elimination of gender discrimination is a matter of “smart economics”

    10 June 2011

    A Plenary sitting discussed today the ILO Global Report on Equality at Work 2011. The Executive Director of UN Women, Michelle Bachelet, asked representatives of governments, employers and workers attending the 100th International Labour Conference for a stronger commitment to the elimination of gender discrimination, and to consider it a matter of “smart economics”.

  13. Youth leaders tell ILO they need “jobs”, but express optimism for the future

    10 June 2011

    Youth leaders from around the world told the annual conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) they need “jobs”, but expressed optimism that their efforts would eventually result in employment, more equitable societies and decent work.

  14. World Day Against Child Labour 2011 – ILO calls for urgent action against hazardous forms of child labour

    10 June 2011

    In a new report issued for World Day Against Child Labour, the International Labour Organization (ILO) warns that a staggeringly high number of children are still caught in hazardous work – some 115 million of the world’s 215 million child labourers – and calls for urgent action to halt the practice.

  15. High-level panels to examine global jobs crisis, balanced growth and decent work

    07 June 2011

  16. World Day Against Child Labour 2011

    06 June 2011

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark this year’s World Day against Child Labour (June 12) with events in more than 50 countries, along with a new report on children in hazardous work.

  17. New ILO report on the situation of workers in the occupied Arab territories

    03 June 2011

    The annual report of the International Labour Office (ILO) on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories calls for replacing the current security logic “with a development logic, based on a long-term vision of the economic, employment and human security interests of all the women and men in the region.”

  18. ILO Director-General opens historic 100th International Labour Conference with call for a new era of social justice

    01 June 2011

    Director-General Juan Somavia opened the historic 100th International Labour Conference with a call for an urgent commitment to a new era of social justice and economic growth based on sustainable development to address mounting “turmoil” in the world of work.

  19. President of Finland says that ILO values and policies are needed more than ever

    01 June 2011

    In an address at the opening of the 100th annual Conference of the International Labour Organization, Finnish President Tarja Halonen cited the “absence of social justice” in the world, and said the ILO’s “values and policies are needed more than ever to create “a world with fewer tensions, greater fairness and strengthened security.”

  20. 100th ILO annual Conference elects officers

    01 June 2011

    The 100th Session of the International Labour Conference, which will run in Geneva till 17 June, opened on 1 June and elected as its President Mr. Robert Nkili, Minister of Labour and Social Security of Cameroon.