Publications and documents

December 2005

  1. "The European consensus on development". Joint statement by the council and the representatives of the governments of the member states (2006/C 46/01)

    20 December 2005

    The "European Concensus on Development" provides a common vision that guides the action of the EU, both at its Member States and Community level, in development co-operation.

  2. ILO/ASEAN joint study on Social Implications of ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) on Labour and Employment: The Case of Indonesia

    01 December 2005

    A initial joint ILO-ASEAN mission reviewed ILO Initiatives for Decent Work and ASEAN IAI (Initiative for ASEAN Integration) Priorities on Labour and Employment. The mission identified several areas of work and priorities for ILO-ASEAN cooperation on labour and employment issues over the following years, one of which was a review of the labour and employment implications of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA).

November 2005

  1. Macroeconomic policies for higher employment in the era of globalization

    01 November 2005

    The paper traces the context in which the employment objective in policy planning has been relegated, and argues for re-instating that objective, especially from the vantage point of enhancing aggregate demand in the developing countries.

October 2005

  1. Employment Strategy Papers: The end of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement and its implication for trade and employment

    24 October 2005

    The study illustrates the evolution and performance of trade and employment in textiles and clothing (T&C) until 2005 and try to forecast its evolution, focusing on exporting developing countries. It illustrates new issues on fair trade and global production systems.

  2. The sources of neoliberal globalization

    01 October 2005

    In reflecting on the future fate of neoliberalism, it is important to understand where the doctrine has come from and what sustains it: know the past and present in order to shape the future. On this inspiration, this paper offers an account of the institutional and deeper structural forces that have given neoliberalism its primacy in shaping globalization over the past quarter-century.

  3. Making decent work an Asian goal : Fourteenth Asian Regional Meeting Report of the Director-General, Volume II

    01 October 2005

    Regional action is essential in pushing for fair global rules and institutions to reach decent work. In the era of globalization, this meeting takes the challenge to make "decent work an Asian goal".

September 2005

  1. Message of the Social Partners Forum to the Third Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and of Government of the African Union on Employment and Poverty Reduction

    03 September 2005

  2. The 2005 Millenium Summit Outcome Document

    01 September 2005

    Paragraph 47 of this document strongly supports fair globalization and resolves to make the goals of full and productive employment and decent work for all a central objective of relevant national and international policies.

August 2005

  1. Address by Ebrahim Patel General Secretary - South African Clothing and Textile Workers Union.

    27 August 2005

    Speech on trade liberalization and the role of the World Commission on Social dimension of Globalization.

June 2005

  1. Doha Declaration - Second south summit

    16 June 2005

    The member States of the Group of 77 and China reaffirm to be fully convinced of the imperative to continue to act in solidarity and unity for a peaceful and prosperous world that responds to their aspirations, reaffirm their full commitment to the spirit and principles of the Group of 77 and China, and to the protection and promotion of their collective interests in genuine international cooperation for development.

  2. Can low income countries afford basic social protection? First results of a modelling exercise

    01 June 2005

    Issues in Social Protection Discussion paper 13: This study, outcome of joint ILO/DfID collaboration, offers a first estimate on the feasibility of basic social protection in low-income countries in Africa with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and as a contribution to the construction of a Global socio-economic floor.

March 2005

  1. Distant voices

    12 March 2005

    A world consensus is emerging on the destructive effects of globalisation - but the Bush administration is out of line

  2. The Social Agenda 2005-2010: A social Europe in the global economy Jobs and opportunities for all

    01 March 2005

    The new agenda focuses on providing jobs and equal opportunities for all and ensuring that the benefits of the EU's growth and jobs drive reach everyone in society. By modernising labour markets and social protection systems, it will help people seize the opportunities created by international competition, technological advances and changing population patterns while protecting the most vulnerable in society.

February 2005

  1. Council Conclusions on the Social Dimension of Globalisation - Draft

    15 February 2005

    The council stresses the importance of the World Commission Report for the ongoing work at international level on social issues.

  2. Opinion Paper of the French Economic Social Council

    01 February 2005

    The French Economic and Social Council has examined the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization report at the request of the Prime Minister and unanimously adopted an extensive and supportive opinion, suggesting a number of ways in which the report may be followed up in France.

  3. The ILO and the follow up of the World Summit on Social Development

    01 February 2005

  4. Commission for Social development

    01 February 2005

    43rd session

January 2005

  1. Responses to changing Agricultural Research for Development (ARD) needs of National Agricultural research Systems (NARS)in the context of globalization

    01 January 2005

    The threats and challenges to the agricultural sector in developing countries currently outweigh the opportunities and potential, hence the need to tilt the balance to the benefit side of the equation. The challenges are many and appear daunting but scientific research, and technology development accompanied by complementary policy adjustments and strategies (as promoted in the World Commission Report on Social Dimension of Globalization) can effectively deal with them, and the National Agricultural Research Systems (NARS) have a central role to play in generating the knowledge, technology and information required.

  2. Practical Guide for Strengthening Social Dialogue in Public Service Reform

    01 January 2005

    Public service reform is a continuing process to meet changing public needs and conditions. Strengthening social dialogue is esential in a context of reform to reach the target of decent work.

  3. Labour and employment implications for the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement. Preliminary studies sponsored by ASEAN and the ILO

    01 January 2005

    Regional integration is a possible stepping stone towards a fair globalization. The studies undertaken in this joint project explore some of the most critical aspects of regional integration as a force for what the ASEAN Bali Concord II called “caring societies.”