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June 2001

  1. Press release

    ILO Director-General targets decent work deficit

    11 June 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - "We need to make decent work a reality in our countries and embed this goal in the global economy," said the International Labour Office (ILO) Director-General Mr. Juan Somavia in a plenary address to the 89 thInternational Labour Conference, which is meeting in Geneva.

  2. Press release

    International Labour Conference opens Secretary of Labour and Employment of the Philippines elected President

    05 June 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The 89 th Session of the International Labour Conference opened today, electing as its President, Ms. Patricia A. Sto. Tomas, Secretary of Labour and Employment of the Philippines.

  3. Press release

    Conference preview: 89th International Labour Conference to debate decent work deficit, forced labour, health and safety in agriculture, cooperatives and social security

    05 June 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The shortage of decent work is "the fault line" in the global economy today, according to the annual report of the ILO Director-General Juan Somavia to the 89 th Session of the International Labour Conference, which meets in Geneva from 5 to 21 June.

  4. Press release

    International Labour Conference to Explore "Decent Work Deficit"

    01 June 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The shortage of adequate employment opportunities is "the fault line in the world today," according to the annual report of the International Labour Office (ILO) Director-General Juan Somavia to the 89 th Session of the International Labour Conference, which meets in Geneva from 5-21 June.

May 2001

  1. Press release

    ILO study finds forced labour and human trafficking on the rise

    25 May 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Forced labour, slavery and criminal trafficking in human beings - especially women and children - are on the rise worldwide and taking new and insidious forms, according to a new study by the International Labour Office (ILO) released here today.

April 2001

  1. Press release

    ILO to mark international commemoration day for dead and injured workers

    24 April 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - In memory of workers who die, are injured or fall ill due to unsustainable forms of production, the International Labour Organization (ILO) is to mark the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers at its headquarters here with a solemn ceremony on Friday, 27 April.

  2. Press release

    Hotel, catering and tourism employment expanding worldwide, but globalization leaves many small and medium sized enterprises behind

    02 April 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Although the hotel, catering and tourism (HCT) sectors produce an estimated 3-4 per cent of GDP in most of the world economy and employ approximately 3 per cent of the world's total labour force, its workers earn "on average at least 20 per cent less than workers in other economic sectors," according to an ILO report prepared for a tripartite meeting of industry experts, which gets underway in Geneva today.

March 2001

  1. Press release

    ILO Governing Body Concludes 280th session: Labour Standards, Myanmar and HIV/AIDS among agenda items

    30 March 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) concluded its 280 th session today after reviewing annual reports filed by member States under the Follow-up to the 1998 ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and discussing forced labour in Myanmar, workers' rights in Colombia, HIV/AIDS and the links between globalization and the world of work.

  2. Press release

    ILO launches new publications aimed at finding solutions to youth employment challenge

    30 March 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Calling youth unemployment and underemployment "extremely serious and damaging for society as a whole," the International Labour Office (ILO) is launching two new publications designed at stimulating employers, workers and governments to find solutions to the global youth jobs challenge.

  3. Press release

    ILO Governing Body convenes 280th Session Programme and Budget, Labour Standards, Myanmar and HIV/AIDS among Agenda Items

    12 March 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) opened its 280 th session today and was to consider an innovative, zero, real-growth programme and budget for the years 2002-2003 that is designed to further enhance the Organization's ability to create jobs, promote basic rights at work, and foster social protection and social dialogue.