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November 2007

  1. Statement

    International Migrants Day - Message by Mr. Juan Somavia, Director-General of the ILO

    29 November 2007

    "Gains from migration and protection of migrant rights are inseparable" said Mr. Juan Somavia, highlighting the enormous contributions made by women and men migrant workers to the prosperity of their home and destination countries, on the occasion of International Migrants Day, 18 December.

  2. Video

    HIV/AIDS and Transport Workers: Driving for Change through Prevention

    29 November 2007

    The Training Toolkit on HIV/AIDS, which includes awareness raising and advocacy courses for transport workers produced by the ILO, IRU and ITF will be integrated in the IRU Academy Driver and Manager Programmes, for implementation in 2008 by all IRU Academy Accredited Training Institutes (Aits).

  3. Video

    World AIDS Day : Fighting AIDS on Commercial Farms in Zambia

    29 November 2007

    Whether it’s organising a football match or marching through the streets, Nurse Janet Mvula and a team of trained farm workers, called peer educators, are taking their AIDS awareness work beyond their workplace at York Farm to the local community.

  4. Article

    Fully Fit at Work: disabled workers in Poland

    29 November 2007

    Like in other European, countries inactivity rates of Polish workers with disabilities tend to be much higher than that of other workers. While their share of the working age population in Poland is 10 per cent, their share in employment is only 3.8 per cent. But there are also signs of improvement as the story of Paweł and his employer show. ILO Online reports from Poland on the occasion of International Day of Disabled Persons.

  5. Article

    Collaborating for change: Government, teachers and trade unions join the fight against HIV/AIDS in Ukraine

    29 November 2007

    According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Health, annual HIV diagnoses in Ukraine have more than doubled since 2001, reaching 16,000 in 2006. However the Government is also taking urgent steps to respond.

  6. Article

    Jamaica HIV/AIDS workplace education: Changing attitudes, saving lives, and protecting jobs

    29 November 2007

    AIDS remains one of the leading causes of death among Caribbeans aged 25 to 44 years, making the region the second most affected in the world after sub-Saharan Africa. The ILO’s ‘SHARE’ programme works with governments, employers and workers to provide prevention and care, helping save the lives of workers and keep them in decent jobs. ILO Online reports from Jamaica on the occasion of World AIDS Day 2007.

  7. Video

    Video clip - Decent Work for a Fair Globalization

    28 November 2007

  8. Video

    Out of Informality - Ghana's Way to Decent Work

    27 November 2007

    Informal workers in Ghana are starting to see the benefits of more formal ways of working. With help from the ILO's Decent Work Pilot Project, people in Ajumako and Winneba, some of the poorest places in Ghana, are bringing about their own transition to Decent Work. Experts are sharing similar effective experiences this week at the “Interregional Symposium on the Informal Economy - Enabling transition to formalization”.

  9. Article

    How microfinance institutions can finance lasting social change

    21 November 2007

    An estimated US$4 billion is invested annually in microfinance around the world. But while microfinance institutions must have strong business models in order to survive, they face the challenge of making profits while creating lasting social change. A new ILO study provides practitioners and donors with guidance on how to deal with the issue of balancing business and poverty reduction by defining criteria for supporting microfinance institutions.

  10. Article

    Trade unions and globalization: trends, challenges and responses

    21 November 2007

    Globalization has proved a complex and multi-faceted process for workers around the world, as are the strategies they must develop to face its challenges. A new ILO book examines some of the crucial issues facing the trade union movement...