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February 2008

  1. News

    ILO Director-General calls for moving the decent work agenda forward in the Arab region

    26 February 2008

    Addressing the 35th Session of the Arab Labour Conference in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, ILO Director-General Juan Somavia underscored the need to ensure that the benefits of economic growth are translated into social justice for the people of the Arab region.

  2. Statement

    Statement of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia : Investing in Green Growth and Decent Work

    20 February 2008

    10th Special Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum - UN Environment Program (UNEP), Monaco, 20 February 2008.

  3. News

    ILO welcomes new momentum for global alliance against forced labour involving employers and workers

    20 February 2008

    A recent international forum against human trafficking has generated new momentum for a global alliance aimed at abolishing forced labour in the next decade, with strong support from employer and labour representatives, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  4. News

    ILO Director-General addresses UNEP Meeting on globalization and climate change

    20 February 2008

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia highlighted the potential for the creation of environmentally friendly green jobs in a panel discussion and press conference at the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum organized by the United Nations Environment Programme.

  5. News

    IFC and ILO team up to support Jordanian clothing exports through improved labour standards

    07 February 2008

    Jordanian Minister of Labour announces the Better Work Jordan project

January 2008

  1. Video

    Global economic turbulence to spur unemployment increase, says new ILO report

    24 January 2008

    The new ILO Global Employment Trends 2008 report says market turmoil, rising oil prices and credit uncertainty could leave 5 million more unemployed this year.

  2. Article

    ILO, UN deliver as one in Albania: A package for social and economic progress

    18 January 2008

    With only 21 per cent of the purchasing power of the average European Union (EU) citizen, Albania has the lowest per capita income in Europe (European Statistics Office - Eurostat) and faces a long transition to a market economy. Last October, the United Nations (UN) system with the ILO as a key player launched the “Delivering as One” UN programme in Albania, in a concerted effort to support European integration and socioeconomic development. ILO Online reports from the Albanian capital Tirana.

  3. Video

    Why does the world need a new, on-line edition of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety?

    01 January 2008

    Twelve years after publishing the 4th edition of the Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety, an updated, on-line version is being prepared.

December 2007

  1. Article

    Disability in the world of work - Interview with Actress Marlee Matlin

    21 December 2007

    Actress Marlee Matlin often says that the only thing deaf people can’t do is hear. With access to communication and the right tools, people with disabilities have shown themselves to be exemplary workers.

  2. Video

    Human trafficking in Moldova: the trade of human misery

    20 December 2007

    In Moldova, desperation, poverty, and high unemployment make young girls and women easy prey for traffickers, who promise them well paid jobs abroad. In a co-production with Rockhopper TV, ILO TV tells the story of Maria, forced to work illegally in Russia.