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March 2007

  1. Publication

    Indigenous women overcome multiple obstacles

    13 March 2007

    Indigenous peoples around the world suffer from discrimination in the world of work, but indigenous women can be particularly hard hit by the double whammy of ethnicity and gender. Jessie Fredlund of the ILO Gender Bureau and INDISCO looks at the problem and finds some success stories in Bangladesh.

  2. Article

    HIV/AIDS and the European workplace: Bringing the fight against AIDS to the shopfloor

    12 March 2007

    HIV/AIDS is a matter of growing concern across Europe as a whole, and in particular Eastern and Central Europe and Central Asia. On 12-13 March, Ministers of Health from the European Union (EU), along with representatives of international agencies, multinational companies and civil society meet at the Conference "Responsibility and Partnership - together against HIV/AIDS" in Bremen to consider new initiatives for fighting AIDS in the European context.

  3. Article

    Labour markets in Central and South Eastern Europe Positive trends, persisting problems and new challenges

    09 March 2007

    A new ILO study says that economic growth has accelerated in Central and South Eastern Europe after 2000, but it has not adequately translated into employment creation.

  4. Article

    International Women's Day 2007 - Sweet success: How Tajik women are turning honey into economic development

    02 March 2007

    If honey can cure disease, reduce fever, improve the intellect and make cows give more milk, why not promote local development and female empowerment? That's just what is happening in remote Tajikistan, where honey has become a powerful new development tool. Olga Bogdanova of the ILO's Moscow office reports how honey has sweetened the prospects for local development, and in the process, empowered many of the local women and migrants.

February 2007

  1. News

    ILO and WTO issue new joint study on "Trade and employment: Challenges and policy research"

    20 February 2007

    This study is the outcome of collaborative research between the World Trade Organization Secretariat and the International Labour Office. It addresses an issue that is of concern to both organizations: the relationship between trade and employment.

  2. News

    ILO Director-General statement on Guinea

    13 February 2007

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization, Juan Somavia, has made an urgent call for the end of violence and for ensuring the safety of trade union leaders in Guinea.

  3. Video

    Sowing The Seeds Of Women’s Rights

    09 February 2007

    The cut flower industry in Tanzania and across East Africa is booming. Trade unionist Phillipina Mosha is training workers in the cut flower business to understand their labour rights, promote gender equality and improve safety and health in the workplace.

  4. Article

    The spicy taste of entrepreneurship: street food sellers and economic development

    09 February 2007

    In Bangkok, food sold by street vendors provides more than just a cheap and healthy meal. For tens of thousands of people it is a vital source of income and a recipe for reducing poverty. According to a study recently published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), street vendors shouldn't be seen as a nuisance and a traffic obstruction but as entrepreneurs who generate "cultural capital" while building a healthier future for themselves and their families. The study says the right policies and positive social attitudes can benefit not just the vendors and their customers but entire economies as well. ILO Online reports.

  5. Video

    Rebuilding Baphuon Temple in Angkor, Cambodia

    05 February 2007

    Tourists will soon be able to visit one of Angkor’s greatest treasures: the 11th century Baphuon temple. Now the temple is the centre of a huge archaeological reconstruction effort. Safety training means today’s Khmer construction workers are reclaiming this piece of their heritage without the dangers their ancestors faced.

  6. Article

    Decent work in New Zealand: Thinking globally, acting locally

    05 February 2007

    The launch last week of a new campaign on decent work and a website by the government, employers and workers of New Zealand reinforces the reputation of the country as a leader in promoting more and better jobs, social protection, fundamental rights at work and social dialogue. ILO Online reports.