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    Creating Change - Responding to the HIV epidemic at work

    24 July 2008

    'Creating change' features success stories in addressing HIV/AIDS in the workplace with a special focus on behaviour change programmes. It highlights the key role of ministries of Labour, employers' and workers' organizations in creating an enabling environment by strengthening the national policy and legal framework to address stigma and discrimination, and support workplace interventions.

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    Carlo Verdone - What Decent Work Means to Me

    22 July 2008

    Celebrated Italian actor, screenwriter and film director Carlo Verdone describes what decent work means to him in this public service announcement co-produced by the ILO and the Italian Cooperation. (In Italian with subtitles in English)

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    AREA: Fighting Unemployment in Argentina Through Local Economic Development

    11 July 2008

    In December 2001 Argentina was thrown into the worst financial crisis of its history. In response to the massive unemployment that ensued, the International Labour Organization, with funding from Italian Cooperation, is working with the Argentine government to adapt job training to meet the needs of emerging sectors, like Argentina’s tourism industry. (in Spanish)

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    Message from Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office on the Occasion of the World Congress on Safety and Health at Work

    01 July 2008

  5. Video

    Schoolchildren show solidarity against child labour

    12 June 2008

    Schoolchildren from Geneva and neighbouring France released balloons to mark World Day Against Child Labour. Earlier at the International Labour Conference the ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia, spoke out against child labour saying: "It is our responsibility to fight child labour and ensure that every child has a good education - that first crucial step towards Decent Work."

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    ILC coverage: Tackling the food crisis

    12 June 2008

    Speaking at a high level panel of the 97th International Labour Conference, the Right Honourable Mr Pakalitha Mosisili, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Lesotho, shared his views on how to tackle the food crisis through investment, production and decent work.

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    ILC coverage: Building of 21st Century Panama Canal Honours ILO Principles

    11 June 2008

    The President of Panama, Martín Torrijos, today told the annual conference of the ILO that work to expand the Panama Canal will be carried out with respect for decent work and labour rights, and profits from the Canal will be used to combat poverty, which he described as “a universal shame” requiring firm political decisions.

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    ILC coverage: Urgent counter measures needed to ward off "sub-prime work" says ILO Director General

    09 June 2008

    Urgent counter measures are needed to ward off "sub-prime work", says the ILO Director General, Juan Somavia. The balance can be found in the Decent Work Agenda and a fair globalization.

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    ILC coverage: Flexicurity and Danish Tripartism

    09 June 2008

    The search for a better combination of flexibility and security regarding employment, income and social protection is a major challenge within the European Union. Denmark has been a pioneer in implementing a system of flexicurity in its labour market. A panel discussion at the 97th International Labour Conference addressed the issue of "Flexicurity for Decent Work: a labour market policy approach" with the participation of ILO experts and tripartite delegates from Denmark, including Claus Hjort Frederiksen, Danish Minister for Employment, Marie-Louise Knuppert of the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions, Jorn Neergaard Larsen of the Confederation of Danish Employers and José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director, Employment Sector, ILO.

  10. Video

    The Dignity of Decent Work

    06 June 2008

    Daniel Funes de Rioja, Executive Vice-President of the International Organization of Employers, discusses the Decent Work agenda, informality in the Latin American economy and the relevance of the International Labour Organization to today's world.

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    ILC coverage: The social dimension of public procurement

    04 June 2008

    The Labour Clauses (Public Contracts) Convention, 1949 (No. 94) and Recommendation (No. 84) have been largely misunderstood, almost from the moment of their adoption. Mr. Hugh Williamson of the Financial Times moderates a discussion of these two instruments in light of modern public procurement policies posing the question, among many others, of how to avoid a race to the bottom and how to achieve "best value" vs a " lowest price culture." Speakers at the discussion included Mr. Jan Andersson, President, Employment and Social Committee, European Parliament, Ms. Sonia Regenbogen Luciw, Heenan Blaikie LLP and Ms. Fiona Murie, Building and Wood Workers International (BWI).

  12. Video

    Japanese journalist wins first ITC-ILO Journalistic Prize

    04 June 2008

    Misako Hida, a journalist based in New York, accepted a prize today for her news article: "The Land of Karoshi". The prize was awarded by the International Training Center and the International Labour Organization to recognize the best story on labour rights. "Karoshi" is a Japanese term meaning "death from overwork". In Japan an estimated 5,000 suicides per year are the result of depression caused by overwork. Zohreh Tabatabai, Director of Communication at the ILO, and François Eyraud, Executive Director of the International Training Centre, presented Misako Hido with the prize.

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    ILC coverage: Decent work a basic requirement of development says Slovenian President

    02 June 2008

    The President of the Republic of Slovenia today expressed support for the decent work agenda of the International Labour Organization and called for its worldwide implementation. In an address to the annual International Labour Conference of the ILO, H.E. President Danilo Türk, the first sitting president of the EU to address the ILC, said the decent work agenda for creation of employment opportunities, implementation of basic labour standards, social protection and social dialogue are "objectives of global importance."

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    ILC coverage: Opening of the ILO's 97th International Labour Conference

    28 May 2008

    More than 3,000 government, worker and employer leaders are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland from 28 May to 13 June for the annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Conference opened today electing as its President Mr. Edwin Salamín Jaén, Minister of Labour and Social Development of Panama.

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    Promoting rural jobs to reduce poverty - an interview with Michael Henriques

    28 May 2008

    With three quarters of the world's poor living in rural areas, strategies to promote rural jobs are key to achieving the Millennium Development Goals of reducing poverty and hunger by 50 per cent before the year 2015. "Rural labour markets have changed," says Michael Henriques, Director of the ILO's Job Creation and Enterprise Development Department in an interview with ILO TV. "Globalization has had a major impact on the conditions of rural areas. The benefits of globalization are not spread equally." Delegates at the 97th International Labour Conference will discuss the promotion of rural employment for poverty reduction and produce a plan of action for the ILO to implement.

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    ILO and UNHCR Partnership in Liberia

    16 May 2008

    UNHCR Liberia Representative Renata Dubini and ILO/UNHCR Consultant Sam Odera Oteng talk about the rationale behind the ILO-UNCHR Partnership: UNHCR's strong field presence combined with ILO's technical expertise on job creation, makes it an ideal partnership to guarantee not only a sustainable return but also to consolidate peace and stability in Liberia.

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    Luxembourg Ratifies 20 ILO Conventions and Protocols - Signing Ceremony

    08 April 2008

    Jean Feyder, Permanent Representative of the Great Duchy of Luxembourg to the United Nations, delivered 20 instruments of ratification today to the ILO. Many of the 18 ILO conventions and two protocols ratified by Luxembourg's parliament are concerned with occupational safety and health. Speaking at the signing ceremony with Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, Director of the ILO's International Labour Standards Department, H.E. Jean Feyder said the ILO is a “very important actor in the balancing of globalization into a more human globalization”.

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    Technical Cooperation at the ILO: Making Decent Work a Reality

    04 April 2008

    The International Labour Organization now conducts more than a 1,000 technical cooperation programs in over 80 countries with the help of some 60 donor institutions worldwide. By providing technical guidance on policy issues, and assistance in the design and implementation of development programs, ILO technical cooperation is helping to implement the Decent Work agenda at a national level, and make this concept a reality for all men and women.

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    Juan Somavia welcomes World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick to the International Labour Organization

    18 March 2008

    In his introduction of Mr. Zoellick to the Governing Body, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia cited increased cooperation between the ILO and World Bank, and noted that the ILO tripartite members could provide a "vital conduit" for extending efforts to create jobs and reduce poverty at all levels of the world of work.

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    Supporting an inclusive and sustainable globalization: Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank

    18 March 2008

    Robert B. Zoellick, President of the World Bank, discussed multilateral cooperation and policy coherence citing joint efforts between the ILO and the World Bank to meet the challenges of globalization, during an address to the Governing Body of the International Labour Organization. "We have a vision of an inclusive and sustainable globalization," said Mr. Zoellick. "What this comes down to, at the end of the day, is people. It's trying to improve the lot of people across the globe. And that requires quality jobs, it requires better social conditions, and it requires opportunities for individual development in achieving aspirations."