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January 2002

  1. Press release

    Tripartite meeting on civil aviation seeks way out of airline crisis

    25 January 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - An International Labour Organization (ILO) tripartite meeting on civil aviation concluded today with a call for comprehensive worldwide standards to improve airline security and protect employees as well as employers as the struggling industry seeks to recover from its worst crisis since the Second World War.

  2. Press release

    ILO meeting to focus on turmoil in airline industry

    18 January 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Representatives of workers, employers and governments will sit down at the International Labour Organization's Geneva headquarters 21-25 January to search for solutions to the crisis that has racked world airlines since the events of 11 September last year.

  3. Press release

    ILO waves "red card" at child labour

    15 January 2002

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch its "Red Card to Child Labour" campaign this week to coincide with the start of the 2002 African Cup of Nations that begins Saturday (Jan. 19) in Bamako, Mali.

December 2001

  1. Press release

    East European Healthcare in Crisis

    10 December 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The grim economic situation in Eastern Europe is taking a heavy toll on state-run health services, creating a severe "crisis in care" for an impoverished population left increasingly vulnerable to chronic illness, worsening epidemics of HIV/AIDS and other diseases and ultimately, reduced life expectancy.

  2. Press release

    Recruitment practices pose problems for construction industry

    06 December 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Decades of flexible labour market policies have had such a profound impact on income, conditions of work and employment security in the construction sector that the industry is having great difficulty attracting new recruits, according to a report prepared for an International Labour Office (ILO) meeting (10-15 December 2001) of industry experts.

November 2001

  1. Press release

    ILO Code seeks to improve job prospects for the disabled

    30 November 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The world will observe the International Day of Disabled Persons on Monday (December 3) and your attention is drawn to the International Labour Office (ILO) Code of Practice on Managing Disability in the Workplace, adopted by the Governing Body at its recent meeting (November 1-16 2001) in Geneva.

  2. Press release

    First ILO Report on Cambodian Garment Industry

    30 November 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Organization (ILO) said today that its initial probe of working conditions in Cambodian garment factories found no evidence of child labour, forced labour or sexual harassment but did discover problems in some plants with over-time payments, hours of work and anti-union discrimination.

  3. Press release

    Summary: ILO Governing Body's 282nd session targets fundamental rights

    20 November 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - The International Labour Office (ILO) Governing Body ended its 282nd session with a renewed commitment to eradicating forced labour in Myanmar, a decision to set up a World Commission of 18 eminent persons to examine the social impact of globalization and a call to end grave and serious violations of freedom of association in Belarus and Venezuela.

  4. Press release

    ILO team finds limited impact of new legislation against forced labour in Myanmar; Suggests action for further progress

    07 November 2001

    GENEVA ( ILO News) - Despite new legislation introduced just one year ago, forced labour still exists in Myanmar, according to a report from an International Labour Office (ILO) High-Level Team.

  5. Press release

    Developing countries miss out in trade globalization

    06 November 2001

    GENEVA (ILO News) - Many developing countries remain marginalized from the world economy and are missing out on any significant benefits from the globalization of trade, according to a paper prepared for the International Labour Office's Governing Body, which is conducting its 282 nd session in Geneva.