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March 2002

  1. Press release

    World Commission urged to expand benefits of globalization

    25 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Leaders from north and south, meeting in the wake of the United Nations international conference on trade and aid in Monterrey, Mexico, today urged the International Labour Organization's new World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization to seek ways of turning words into realities that would reduce poverty, expand economies and fight global uncertainty and despair.

  2. Press release

    ILO Governing Body concludes 283rd session

    22 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office's (ILO) Governing Body concluded its 283 rd session here today following two weeks of discussions over issues including forced labour in Myanmar, the impact of globalization and the employment situation in Afghanistan.

  3. Press release

    ILO's World Commission on Globalization begins work

    22 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Against a backdrop of heightened concern over the link between global security and economic development, the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization begins work here on 25-26 March to forge a blueprint for reducing inequities in the global economic system.

  4. Press release

    ILO and Inter-Parliamentary Union in campaign against worst forms of child labour

    14 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Morocco's Princess Lalla Meriem will officially open on 20 March the first meeting of a special panel of delegates from the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and International Labour Organization (ILO) experts charged with helping mobilize international political will to eliminate the worst forms of child labour.

  5. Press release

    Freedom of Association: Key ILO Body to Mark 50 th Anniversary

    13 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Under the title "Voice, Freedom, Security: 50 years of the Committee on Freedom of Association", the 50 th anniversary of the CFA will be marked with a roundtable on 14 March at 18:30 in the International Labour Office Governing Body room (ILO, R-3 level).

  6. Press release

    ILO Governing Body to consider globalization,9/11 aftermath and labour standards in Myanmar

    08 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The challenges of globalization, the labour situation in Myanmar and the employment and social consequences of September 11 th top the agenda of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office (ILO) which opens its 283 rd session here on 11 March.

  7. Press release

    International Women's Day, 8 March 2002

    05 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Women have paid a heavy price in the conflicts that have racked many areas of the world during the past decade - such as in Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

  8. Press release

    ILO Protocol on seafarers' conditions of work sets international legal precedent

    04 March 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) campaign for minimum standards at work for seafarers has received an important boost with the forthcoming entry into force of two key international labour standards governing hours of work and the right to inspect ships.

February 2002

  1. Press release

    ILO Tackles Social Consequences of Globalization

    27 February 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a top-level commission comprising Presidents, politicians, academics, social experts and a Nobel Economics laureate which, for the first time, will address the social dimension of globalization.

  2. Press release

    Job losses in oil and gas industry spotlight need for good industrial relations

    21 February 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The size of the workforce in the world's oil and gas industries, buffeted by changing corporate structures and privatization, has slumped dramatically in the past 25 years, according to a report * from the International Labour Office (ILO) released here ahead of a five-day tripartite meeting of industry experts beginning February 25.