News

April 2013

  1. Can low-income countries afford social protection?

    30 April 2013

    Proposals to accelerate the establishment of social protection floors in low-income countries have gathered strength in the early years of the millennium. But is their goal a realistic one? Can they afford to implement sustainable social protection floors?

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    Tricked and trapped: How migrant workers are getting a raw deal in the Middle East

    11 April 2013

    ILO reveals how an estimated 600,000 migrant workers are tricked and trapped into forced labour across the Middle East at the first-ever tripartite regional conference on human trafficking.

  3. ILO Director-General discusses development agenda with UN Secretary-General

    11 April 2013

    ILO Director-General Guy Ryder met UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his senior staff to discuss the role of the Decent Work Agenda in the post-2015 development framework.

  4. Join our Q&A session on forced labour in the Middle East

    08 April 2013

    The head of the ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour, Beate Andrees to host a Twitter Q&A on the forced labour situation in the Middle East on Wednesday 10 April.

February 2013

  1. ILO: Tougher measures needed to curb forced labour

    08 February 2013

    According to an ILO report, the need to deter would-be perpetrators is widely recognized, but more effort is needed to identify cases of forced labour and to prevent the crime.

January 2013

  1. Fighting forced labour with education

    04 January 2013

    Nepalese women migrating as domestic workers often risk falling prey to human trafficking. A little knowledge can go a long way towards reducing their vulnerability.

September 2012

  1. UN-EU Partnership Report 2012 launched

    25 September 2012

    The seventh annual Partnership Report, "Saving and Improving Lives: Partnership between the United Nations and the European Union in 2011", was launched this week in New York.

April 2012

  1. Brazil: Second Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA)

    20 April 2012

    The Second Congress of the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA-CSA) was held in Brazil on 17-20 April 2012.

November 2011

  1. Montevideo: Seminar on Multinational Enterprises

    23 November 2011

    Following a seminar held in Montevideo on 22-23 November 2011, trade unions of Latin America are committed to strengthen their cooperation on multinational enterprises at the confederal and sectoral levels.

October 2011

  1. Lima: Meeting of the Technical Working Group on Trade Union Reform

    26 October 2011

  2. ACTRAV Symposium on Precarious Work:Views of Ms Dutra Vieira Juçara Maria of Education International

    07 October 2011

August 2011

  1. Panama: Meeting between United Nations Agencies and the Trade Union Organizations of the Americas

    24 August 2011

July 2011

  1. Regional Meeting in Panama

    31 July 2011