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June 2006

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    Unsafe workplaces: Labour inspectors face daunting challenges

    14 June 2006

    Many of the 6,000 deaths that occur daily due to work-related accidents or diseases could be prevented by effective labour inspection. Yet this vital aspect of workplace safety and health is facing a number of challenges, including a lack of training, inappropriate resources and even violence.

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    Start your business, tailor your life

    14 June 2006

    According to the ILO Director-General Juan Somavia's report to the Conference, global unemployment increased by 21.9 per cent between 1995 and 2005. Among the main factors contributing to this rise, the report cites, is the deterioration of the employment situation in Eastern European and Central Asian transition countries.

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    Occupational safety and health in Kazakhstan: A model for Central Asia

    13 June 2006

    After the collapse of the Soviet Union, working conditions in Kazakhstan deteriorated much the same way as in other former Soviet republics. In the 1990s, more than 3,000 occupational accidents were registered officially each year, causing the death of more than 300 workers.

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    The end of child labour: Together we can do it

    09 June 2006

    This year's International Labour Conference will also focus on global activities against child labour. On 9 June, the Conference Plenary will discuss the ILO's new Global Report on child labour, including a special event highlighting the progress made in eliminating child labour in countries like Brazil, Tanzania and Turkey.

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    "Papa na come": Liberia rises from the ashes, exchanges guns for jobs

    07 June 2006

    Fourteen years of civil war killed 250,000 of the 5 million Liberians, displaced most of the others, quadrupled the number of people living with HIV/AIDS and left the country with a US$3.5 billion external debt.

  6. News

    New ILO-Russia Programme of Cooperation defines priorities for 2006-2009

    06 June 2006

    The Russian tripartite delegation to the annual Conference of International Labour Organization and ILO Director-General Juan Somavia today signed a Programme of Cooperation between Russia and the ILO for the years 2006-2009.

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    Breaking out of informality: Amina, the Queen of Oranges

    02 June 2006

    With between a half and two-thirds of the world's working women and men outside the formal economy, breaking out of informality is the single biggest challenge for labour market governance worldwide.

May 2006

  1. Video

    Uganda: Child Labour in Tea Plantations

    30 May 2006

    40,000 children work in tea plantations in Tooro, Western Uganda. Across Africa nearly 50 million children work, the majority of these in agriculture. A new report from the International Labour Organization highlights the role played by Ugandan employers, trade unions and government in eliminating child labour.

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    Morocco : Back to School

    30 May 2006

    A circus school on the coast of Morocco is one innovative community effort among many to get children out of work and into school. According to a new Global Report on child labour from the International Labour Organization, the economic impact of eliminating child labour by replacing it with universal education yields enormous benefits.

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    Dutch government supports Decent Work Country Programmes

    30 May 2006

    The Government of the Netherlands will provide 38.5 million dollars to support the launch of the ILO Decent Work Country Programme strategy over the next four years.