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September 2002

  1. Press release

    ILO Director-General on official visit to France

    17 September 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, is to make an official visit to France on 19-20 September during which time he will meet with French President Jacques Chirac, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin, the Minister of Labour François Fillon and worker and employer representatives.

  2. Press release

    Experts meet to discuss right to a basic income

    10 September 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The Basic Income European Network (BIEN) will hold its 9 th Congress from 12 to 14 September at the Geneva Headquarters of the International Labour Organization (ILO).

  3. Press release

    ILO Appoints Liaison Officer in Myanmar

    04 September 2002

    The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) announced today the appointment of Ms. Hông-Trang Perret-Nguyen as the ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar. Ms. Perret-Nguyen was born in Viet Nam and holds degrees in political science and law from the Institut d'Etudes politiques and the Sorbonne in Paris. She joined the ILO in the International Labour Standards Department where she became Chief of the Equality and Rights Branch. She subsequently served as the Director of the ILO Caribbean Office and returned to Geneva where her last appointment was as Director of the ILO's Industrial Relations Department.

August 2002

  1. Press release

    ILO Director-General addresses Johannesburg Summit

    29 August 2002

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (ILO News) - The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, today made the following statement to the plenary of the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa:

  2. Press release

    ILO Director-General in South Africa for World Summit on Sustainable Development

    23 August 2002

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (ILO News) - The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, will head a tripartite delegation including, government, worker and employer representatives from the ILO Governing Body, to the World Summit on Sustainable Development when it gets underway on Monday 26 August.

July 2002

  1. Press release

    ILO Director-General to visit Russian Federation on 15-19 July

    12 July 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, begins a five-day official visit to the Russian Federation on 15 July where he is expected to hold talks with high-level government, worker and employer representatives on a wide range of economic and social issues critical to one of the ILO's largest members.

  2. Press release

    High level meeting on ILO technical assistance to Palestinian workers

    11 July 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - A high-ranking delegation from the Occupied Arab Territories will meet the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO), Juan Somavia, on 12 July to discuss urgent plans for technical assistance, especially the establishment of a Palestinian Fund for Employment and Social Protection.

  3. Press release

    ILO says HIV/AIDS impact on African development "underestimated"

    11 July 2002

    BARCELONA (ILO News) - The economic and social impact of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa is far more severe than previously thought and will seriously undermine the development prospects of affected countries, the International Labour Office (ILO) says in a new analysis released today.

  4. Press release

    ILO welcomes new foundation to eliminate abusive child and forced labour practices in cocoa farming

    01 July 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office (ILO) today welcomed the establishment of a new initiative to fight child labour and adult forced labour in cocoa cultivation and processing.

  5. Press release

    ILO finds "encouraging signs of improvement" in working conditions in Cambodian garment factories

    01 July 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office (ILO) today reported "encouraging signs of improvement" of working conditions in some 30 garment factories located in Cambodia which produce apparel for sale in North America, Europe and other developed countries.