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Tackling inequalities11 April 2014
In a statement delivered to the 2014 Spring meetings of the IMF and the World Bank, the ILO Director-General warns of rising global unemployment and calls for measures to boost household purchasing power.
Senator Tom Harkin has been the strongest voice against child labour in the US Congress. The International Labour Organization paid tribute to his long and unswerving support for many of the issues that are core to the ILO's work.
A project targeting forced labor in the mining and logging sectors was launched by the Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion of Peru, with over $600 thousand in funding from the US Department of Labor and technical support from the International Labour Organization .
The project, “Consolidating and disseminating efforts to combat forced labor in Brazil and Peru, ” will identify and document the existence of forced labor in sectors such as illegal logging in the Amazon, illegal mining in the Madre de Dios , Puno and Cusco, and domestic work by migrants who come from inland regions to find work on the coast . The project also aims to strengthen the alliance among the governments of the United States, Brazil and Peru to replicate some of the best practices used in Brazil by taking a comprehensive approach to combat forced labor.
The Minister of Labor and Employment of Peru, Ana Jara, along with the US Embassy official, Jeffrey M. Hovenier and the ILO Regional Director for the Andean Countries, Carmen Moreno were among those making presentations and remarks at the launch.
The project aims to put into practice the new Labor Code and Trade Union to ensure that, by 2016, Viet Nam’s minimum wage system is reformed and industrial relations institutions and mechanisms for collective bargaining and social dialogue have been perfected and capacity of all stakeholders are strengthened to bring the regulations and practices into closer compliance with international labor standards.
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