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    The International Labour Conference ends its 102nd session

    20 June 2013

    In his closing remarks at the 102nd International Labour Conference, ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, called for urgent action in a number of critical areas to meet the demands of a rapidly evolving world of work.

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    International Labour Conference ends

    20 June 2013

    The International Labour Conference ends its 102nd session that brought almost 5,000 delegates from around the world to Geneva.

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    Discussion on Social Dialogue

    19 June 2013

    As the subject of the recurrent discussion at the 102nd International Labour Conference, delegates talked about the role social dialogue plays in addressing the economic downturn, ensuring a job-rich recovery and alleviating social tension.

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    Sustainable development, decent work and green jobs

    18 June 2013

    Achieving environmental sustainability and creating decent jobs for all are both urgent challenges. Delegates at the 102nd International Labour Conference are looking at ways of tackling both issues, which are closely linked.

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    Restoring confidence in the world of work

    17 June 2013

    How to reconnect and restore confidence in jobs and growth as instruments of social progress was the topic of debate during a high-level panel discussion of the International Labour Conference.

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    African Union: Job creation key to achieve prosperity

    17 June 2013

    Addressing the 102nd International Labour Conference, African Union Commission's Chair, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has echoed African leaders' vision that job creation is among the most important factors to achieve growth and prosperity. Dr. Dlamini Zuma also highlighted that Africa is a continent of young people and called for more investment to promote employment and the provision of entrepreneurial skills for youth.

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    AU Commission chair says job creation is a top priority

    17 June 2013

    Addressing the International Labour Conference in Geneva, Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, who chairs the African Union Commission, highlighted the importance of creating new jobs, and focus on young people.

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    Restoring confidence in jobs and growth

    17 June 2013

    A high-level panel at the International Labour Conference in Geneva looks at the outlook for the world of work, the economy and social progress.

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    Environmental sustainability is key to the labour market

    14 June 2013

    The International Labour Conference in Geneva at the role of the world of work in preventing further environmental degradation.

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    Employment and social protection in the new demographic context

    14 June 2013

    Demographic change including population ageing is a universal trend in all countries. Delegates at the 102nd International Labour Conference are discussing the implications of this new demographic context on the labour market and social security systems.

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    Early and long-term unemployment leave deep scars says EC President

    14 June 2013

    President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy highlighted the need to urgently tackle the youth unemployment crisis in his address to the ILO's 102nd International Labour Conference. He said the European Council has redirected considerable amounts of EU funds, which have directly benefited 800,000 young people in the eight most affected countries.

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    Van Rompuy says situation of youth in Europe "dramatic", "severe"

    14 June 2013

    The President of the European Council highlights the need to urgently tackle the youth unemployment crisis.

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    Malawi is committed to combat child labour, says H.E. Mrs Joyce Banda

    12 June 2013

    H.E. Mrs Joyce Banda, President of Malawi pledged "to continue to champion the zero tolerance to child labour in Malawi, and also to intensify programs to eradicate the poverty which is the root cause of this problem". In her first visit to the ILO's International Labour Conference Mrs. Banda also added that "in these times of widespread economic challenges arising from the global financial and economic crisis, the relevance of the ILO today has become glaringly clear". After addressing the plenary sitting, Mrs Banda met with the African delegates of governments, workers' and employers' organizations.

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    Malawi: Finding solutions for child domestic workers

    12 June 2013

    Millions of children around the world, mainly girls, are working in households other than their own, doing domestic work such as cleaning, ironing, cooking and looking after other children and the elderly. According to a new report on domestic work from the International Labour Organization, it's estimated at least two-thirds of these children are working under the legal minimum wage, or in conditions that are hazardous. Often, the working relationship between the child and their employer is ambiguous at best, exploitative at worst. But solutions are possible, even in a place where using children as domestic workers is a long tradition.

  15. World Day Against Child Labour

    Communites Tackling Child Labour in Malawi

    12 June 2013

    In Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, half the population lives under the poverty line, and it's estimated one and a half million children are in child labour. But according to the International Labour Organization, a new, community based approach to tackling the child labour problem is showing promise to eradicate it in areas where child labour has long been a part of daily life.

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    Malawi president hails Decent Work strategy

    12 June 2013

    Malawi's President Joyce Banda addressed the International Labour Conference in Geneva. She hailed the ILOs support for development initiatives and singled out the decent work agenda which she said can play a key role in battling poverty.

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    ILO calls to end child labour in domestic work

    12 June 2013

    Marking World Day Against Child Labour, the ILO highlights the plight of children involved in domestic work in illegal conditions, because they are under age or because conditions of work are hazardous.

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    Battling child labour in Malawi

    11 June 2013

    Almost 1.5 million children in Malawi are in child labour, many toiling away in tobacco fields. But attitudes are changing, and an ILO-supported programme has helped thousands of children.

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    Protecting worker rights in global supply chains

    10 June 2013

    At an information session of the 2013 International Labour Conference, trade union representatives criticized the practice of social audits and workplace certification for failing to protect worker rights, particularly in global supply chains. They welcomed the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh that aims to prevent tragedies like the Ran Plaza factory building collapse in which over 1100 workers died.

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    Demographics challenge world of work, social protection

    07 June 2013

    Population ageing is one of the key issues being discussed at the International Labour Conference in Geneva. Delegates are focusing on the impact of this demographic trend on employment and social protection.

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    VCT@WORK: ILO and UNAIDS launch campaign to encourage voluntary HIV testing

    06 June 2013

    ILO Director-General and UNAIDS Executive Director launch new programme on voluntary and confidential HIV counselling and testing to reach 5 million workers world-wide.

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    ILO, UNAIDS launch campaign for HIV testing at work

    06 June 2013

    Stepping up testing is a crucial step in battling HIV. With that in mind, the ILO and UNAIDS have launched a campaign for Voluntary and Confidential HIV Counselling and Testing at the workplace, dubbed VCT@WORK.

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    Continued restrictions thwart growth of Palestinian economy

    06 June 2013

    Restrictions on people and businesses, along with continued settlement activity by Israel are a major impediment to the Palestinian economy, according to this year's annual report on the situation of workers of the occupied Arab territories issued by the ILO.

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    Restrictions on Palestinians hurt peace prospects: ILO

    06 June 2013

    An ILO report presented at the International Labour Conference urges Israel to lift restrictions on Palestine. It warns that failure to act would jeopardize the prospects of a two-state solution.

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    ILO conference opens with call for jobs

    05 June 2013

    More than 5,000 representatives of governments, employers and workers are in Geneva for the ILO's annual conference. The International Labour Conference will address issues ranging from urgent need for job creation to the impact of demographic change on the world of work.