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December 2007

  1. Publication

    The 1919 Session of the ILO Governing Body

    03 December 2007

    As this issue of World of Work goes to press, the 300th Session of ILO Governing Body is in progress. What was the first meeting like, in November 1919?

  2. Publication

    The end of child labour: Millions of voices, one common hope

    03 December 2007

    The past decade has seen an unprecedented convergence of thought and action within the worldwide movement against child labour. In the 15th year of the ILO’s International Programme for the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), World of Work looks at its achievements and its vision for future action. Alec Fyfe, IPEC Senior Child Labour Specialist, contributed to this article.

  3. Video

    Promoting employment opportunities for persons with disabilities in Poland

    02 December 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, says a new ILO report on the situation of disabled people in Poland.

  4. Video

    Actress Marlee Matlin, "Leading Lady" for People With Disabilities

    02 December 2007

    Actress Marlee Matlin is best known for playing characters that don't let disabilities get in the way. It's a role she's been playing most of her life. (Closed Captions available)

  5. Video

    A video message from actress Marlee Matlin

    02 December 2007

  6. Video

    International Day of Disabled Persons: Message from Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Organization

    02 December 2007

November 2007

  1. U.N. Summit on Climate Change

    "Making a deal on climate change work" - Printable version (PDF - 50 KB)

    29 November 2007

    Statement by ILO Director-General Juan Somavia for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change held in New-York on 22 September.

  2. U.N. Summit on Climate Change

    "Making a deal on climate change work" - Statement of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia

    29 November 2007

    "We have to tackle both climate change and the jobs crisis together" said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia in a statement for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change held in New-York on 22 September. "A global climate agreement that factors in the social and economic transformation it will bring about and that brings on board the relevant actors can put the world on a path towards a greener, fairer and sustainable global economy."

  3. Statement

    “Building fair financial markets for all” - Welcome remarks by Juan Somavia to the World Micro Finance Forum Geneva

    29 November 2007

  4. Statement

    Statement of ILO Director-General Juan Somavia - Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-carbon World

    29 November 2007

    ILO Director-General, Juan Somavia; UNEP Executive Director, Achim Steiner; the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) General Secretary Guy Ryder and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) Vice President Ronnie Goldberg presented jointly the report entitled "Green Jobs: Towards Decent Work in a Sustainable, Low-Carbon World" at a press conference in New York at the United Nations on 24 September 2008.