News and articles - 102nd International Labour Conference

  1. ILO Conference examines application of labour standards in 26 countries

    20 June 2013

    The conclusions of the Committee on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations were adopted on the closing day of the International Labour Conference.

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    Action needed to provide jobs and social protection for growing and ageing populations

    19 June 2013

    Governments, employers’ and workers’ organizations must take action to ensure decent job opportunities and social protection for growing and ageing populations, concludes the International Labour Conference Committee on Employment and Social Protection in the New Demographic Context.

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    ILO approves new framework of action on social dialogue

    19 June 2013

    The conclusions of the ILC Committee for the Recurrent Discussion on Social Dialogue stress that social dialogue is at the heart of democracy - and is essential for social and economic development.

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    No sustainable development without environmental sustainability and decent work

    19 June 2013

    The contribution of the world of work to the greening of the economy is critical – and presents a real opportunity – to realize the ILO’s social goals, concludes the ILC Committee on Sustainable Development, Decent Work and Green Jobs.

  5. ILO lifts remaining restrictions on Myanmar

    18 June 2013

    The restrictions were related to the country’s non compliance of the ILO Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No.29).

  6. ILO and EU-Presidency welcome moves to ensure decent work for domestic workers

    18 June 2013

    Labour and social affair ministers from ten countries, the President of the EU Council, Richard Bruton, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, discuss ways to support ILO Convention 189 on Decent Work for Domestic Workers.

  7. Mexico and the ILO sign cooperation agreement on social protection floors

    17 June 2013

    The agreement was signed by the Minister of Labour and Social Protection of Mexico, Alfonso Navarrete Prida, and ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, during the International Labour Conference in Geneva.

  8. 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.

  9. Restoring Confidence: Jobs, Growth and Social Progress

    17 June 2013

    High-level panel at the International Labour Conference discusses the main issues concerning the world of work and solutions to the global jobs crisis.

  10. 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.

  11. ILO-Japan sign ¥30,831,000 skills’ training initiative

    14 June 2013

    A collaboration between the Government of Japan and the International Labour Organization will strengthen a range of courses offered by the International Training Centre in Turin, Italy.

  12. 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”.

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    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.

  14. Ryder: ILO must be relevant to the evolving world of work

    12 June 2013

    ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses employer delegates attending 102nd session of the International Labour Conference.

  15. Ryder: Decent Work and labour standards central to the global economy

    07 June 2013

    The ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, addresses the workers delegates attending the 102nd session of the International Labour Conference.

  16. ILO launches new initiative to reach 5 million workers with voluntary HIV testing by 2015

    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.

  17. ILO to publish a new report on child labour in domestic work

    06 June 2013

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    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.

  19. Jordan’s Labour Minister elected President of the International Labour Conference

    05 June 2013

    Dr. Nidal Katamine, Minister of Labour from Jordan, will chair the 102nd annual International Labour Conference.

  20. Ryder: We need to get a grip on the rapid changes affecting the world of work

    05 June 2013

    The 102nd International Labour Conference opened with ILO Director-General, Guy Ryder, outlining his vision for tackling the various challenges that are having an impact on workers, enterprises and governments around the world.