Our impact, their voices

2003

  1. ILO: Workplace discrimination, a picture of hope and concern

    01 June 2003

    A new ILO report on discrimination at work - the most comprehensive to date - says workplace discrimination remains a persistent global problem, with new, more subtle forms emerging. While significant progress in combatting inequalities at the workplace is cause for hope, the report says new forms of discrimination are cause for growing concern.

  2. World Day Agaisnt child Labour 2003

    01 June 2003

    Child trafficking is one of the worst forms of child labour. Affecting 1.2 million children worldwide, child trafficking is the movement of children from place to place - through force, coercion or deception - into situations involving their economic and sexual exploitation. It is a crime under international law. Worldwide, the World Day Against Child Labour is bringing new attention to the campaign against child trafficking

  3. ILO: Travel woes: tourism and travel jobs suffer new decline

    01 June 2003

    Since January of 2002, when the ILO first reported major job losses in the travel and tourism sector due to post-September 11 economic woes and security concerns, the sector is facing new problems. The recent outbreak of SARS has further cut into the sector, axing more jobs. ILO analyst Dirk Belau answers questions about the problems facing the sector.

  4. ILO: Travel woes: tourism and travel jobs suffer new decline

    23 May 2003

    Since January of 2002, when the ILO first reported major job losses in the travel and tourism sector due to post-September 11 economic woes and security concerns, the sector  is facing new problems. The recent outbreak of SARS has further cut into the sector, axing more jobs. ILO analyst Dirk Belau answers questions about the problems facing the sector.

  5. After the G8: ILO discussion on security for seafarers takes on new urgency

    23 May 2003

    The just-ended G8 meeting in Evian, France, cited the need to work urgently through the ILO to develop a heightened security regime for the world's 1.2 million seafarers. Since the 9/11 attacks, the need for secure and internationally agreed identity documents for seafarers has become even more important to ocean-going trade and commerce, as their freedom of movement comes under greater scrutiny or is denied altogether. Discussions at this year's International Labour Conference will seek agreement on new security measures for seafarers that could be implemented as early as June 2004.

  6. ILO: Work hazards kill millions, cost billions

    23 May 2003

    Workers, employers and governments are marking the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. In a new report, the ILO says the annual cost to the global economy is a staggering 1.25 thousand billion (trillion). This report outlines the occupational safety and health crisis and explains how it can be dealt with.

  7. ILO: Workplace discrimination, a picture of hope and concern

    23 May 2003

    A new ILO report on discrimination at work - the most comprehensive to date - says workplace discrimination remains a persistent global problem, with new, more subtle forms emerging. While significant progress in combatting inequalities at the workplace is cause for hope, the report says new forms of discrimination are cause for growing concern.

  8. ILO concern: the unbearable fate of child soldiers

    23 May 2003

    Among the voiceless victims of the worst forms of child labour are child soldiers - or children who fight - for whatever reason - or provide various forms of support in conflicts. Many of these children face not only the dangers of combat, but suffer physical abuse or rape at the hands of their fellow combatants. A recent conference organized by the US Department of Labor (USDOL) in Washington highlighted the plight of child soldiers, and announced a $13 million programme to rehabilitate them - including $7 million to develop comprehensive strategies with the ILO.

  9. Employment in the utilities sector continues to decline

    23 May 2003

    Mergers and acquisitions in the water, electricity and gas services have resulted in a continuous employment decline in most countries since 1985, according to a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) to be discussed at a "Tripartite Meeting on Challenges and Opportunities Facing Public Utilities" here on 19-23 May 2003.