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June 2004

  1. Press release

    President of the Government of Spain addresses 92nd ILO Conference: Calls for "a globalization process with a social dimension"

    09 June 2004

    In his first address to a United Nations organization since becoming President of the Government of Spain, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero today stressed the importance of giving a "social dimension to globalization" and establishing decent work as a universal goal.

  2. Press release

    ILO Director-General cites four key challenges for building a fair globalization: Says labour organization faces "defining moment"

    07 June 2004

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) faces a "defining moment" in its quest for a fair globalization, Director-General Juan Somavia said today in an address to tripartite delegates representing 177 member States at the 92nd International Labour Conference.

  3. Press release

    State, Government, tripartite leaders urge a fair globalization: Provide strong political endorsement of World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization

    07 June 2004

    Heads of state and government and tripartite leaders from across the globe, addressing the 92nd International Labour Conference, today voiced strong political support for the conclusions of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization as a foundation for new, more coherent policies aimed at making globalization fair.

  4. Press release

    Note to correspondents: ILO releases 93 country survey on labour migration

    04 June 2004

    The International Labour Office (ILO) today published a comprehensive new survey on labour migration that provides, for the first time, detailed information on migration laws, policies and practices in 93 countries.

  5. Press release

    Unemployment, poverty grips Palestinian workers

    01 June 2004

  6. Press release

    International Labour Conference opens: ILO is key to a fair globalization, Director-General says

    01 June 2004

    General of the International Labour Office, Juan Somavia, declared today as the ILO opened its 92nd annual International Labour Conference.

May 2004

  1. Press release

    Media Advisory World Day against Child Labour ILO to launch new study, world events planned

    31 May 2004

    With rap music and pinwheels, marches and solemn statements, many organizations - including children's groups - will mark the third World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June this year with a specific focus on efforts to eliminate child domestic labour.

  2. Article

    Getting out of the "poor man's mine shaft": How Poland faces globalization and EU accession

    28 May 2004

    Poland and the other new members of the European Union are jumping on a fast moving train. Will other newcomers be able to do the same? That was the subject of a meeting of workers, employers and governments from Nordic and Baltic States and Poland in Vilnius on 14 May, held to discuss regional aspects of globalization and EU accession, and how they might fit into the process. Piotr Zeydler, a Polish economist, examines the situation in Poland after its accession to the EU.

  3. Press release

    92nd International Labour Conference opens on 1 June Delegates to shape ILO role for fair globalization, discuss freedom of association, migration, and update labour standards

    28 May 2004

    Heads of States and government, ministers of labour and senior representatives of workers and employers meet here on 1-17 June at the annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) to craft a new role for the tripartite labour body in shaping a fair and equitable globalization for all.

  4. News

    Note for the media: 92nd International Labour Conference, 1-17 June 2004

    26 May 2004

    The 92nd International Labour Conference (ILC) will take place from 1-17 June 2004 in the Palais des Nations, 8-14 avenue de la Paix, Geneva, Switzerland.