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June 2012

  1. News

    International Labour Conference defines plan of action to promote fundamental principles and rights at work

    19 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference 2012 has undertaken a recurrent discussion on fundamental principles and rights at work. As a result, a framework for action for the effective and universal respect, promotion and realization of fundamental principles and rights at work was adopted for the period 2012-2016.

  2. News

    International Labour Conference held a general discussion on youth employment crisis

    19 June 2012

    The International Labour Conference held a general discussion on the youth employment crisis. Delegates at the Conference called on governments, the multilateral system, the G20 and all relevant national, regional and international organizations to tackle the issue, with the ILO taking a leadership role.

  3. Event

    IDAY debate on the occasion of one year of domestic workers convention

    IDAY, a network of European and African civil society organizations committed to improving basic education in Africa, is organizing on 26 June 2012 a debate on domestic workers and education. Starting point is the documentary "The invisible workers". Various participants, including the ILO-Brussels Office, will take the floor. The Ambassador of Uruguay in Belgium will conclude the debate in his capacity as representative of the first country ratifying the Domestic Workers Convention. The debate takes place in the context of the first anniversary of this Convention.

  4. News

    12 June 2012 - World Day Against Child Labour

    08 June 2012

    12 June 2012 is World Day Against Child Labour. This year’s World Day will highlight the work that needs to be done to make the Roadmap for achieving the elimination of the worst forms of child labour by 2016,adopted by the international community, reality.

  5. News

    The 101st International Labour Conference is taking place in Geneva

    06 June 2012

    Almost 5.000 delegates from the ILO’s 185 Member States are attending the 101st session of the International Labour Conference, which is held in Geneva from 30 May to 15 June 2012. Each ILO Member State is represented by a delegation consisting of two government delegates, an employer delegate, a worker delegate and their respective advisers. The European Union and the Benelux delegations actively participate in discussions and negotiations at the ILC.

May 2012

  1. Press release

    Transition to green economy could yield up to 60 million jobs, ILO says

    31 May 2012

    The transformation to a greener economy could generate 15 to 60 million additional jobs globally over the next two decades and lift tens of millions of workers out of poverty, according to a new report led by the Green Jobs Initiative.

  2. News

    Eurozone: “Extreme policies could produce extreme reactions”, ILO head warns

    30 May 2012

    ILO Chief cautions against harsh policies that could provoke a reaction from people in the hardest hit Eurozone countries.

  3. Press release

    Guy Ryder elected as ILO Director-General in 2012

    28 May 2012

    Guy Ryder was elected as the tenth Director-General of the ILO and will begin his five-year term in October 2012.

  4. Press release

    ILO warns of a 'Lost Generation'

    22 May 2012

    In its report "Global Employment Trends for Youth 2012", launched ahead of the Informal European Summit on Growth on 23 May 2012, the International Labour Organization (ILO) says that the youth unemployment crisis continues.

  5. News

    Belgium and ILO signed agreement on youth employability in Congo

    18 May 2012

    On 3 April 2012, the ILO and the Belgian minister for Development Cooperation signed an agreement on promoting employability and enhancing job creation for young people in Katanga, Congo.