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May 2004

  1. Press release

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

    26 May 2004

    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. The ILC is the annual tripartite Conference of the International Labour Organization's 177 member States. Here is some basic information for journalists wishing to cover this event (for more details on the ILO Conference programme, please see the ILO website www.ilo.org or the conference preview press release to be published on 28 May).

  2. Article

    HIV/AIDS prevention: How empowering men and boys to promote gender equality can help

    25 May 2004

    The empowerment of women has long been considered a crucial element in the response to HIV/AIDS. New evidence, however, points to another important element in the equation - addressing the role of men and boys in promoting gender equality as a way of helping to prevent HIV-infection. ILO online spoke with Linda Wirth, director of the ILO Bureau for Gender Equality about these issues and the first-ever intergovernmental process to address them.

  3. Press release

    ILO marks 150th ratification of 1999 Convention on the worst forms of child labour

    24 May 2004

    The world's fundamental international standard for combating the worst forms of child labour, International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention No. 182, has received its 150th ratification, putting it within sight of achieving universal ratification by all of the Organization's 177 Member States.

  4. Press release

    86 million migrant workers active in global economy, says new ILO report

    21 May 2004

    Close to half of all migrants and refugees worldwide - or some 86 million adults - are economically active, employed or otherwise engaged in remunerative activity, according to a new report released today by the International Labour Office (ILO).

  5. Press release

    ILO report sees encouraging trends in fundamental rights at work although serious violations persist

    18 May 2004

  6. News

    Note to correspondents: ILO Conference to discuss challenges of globalization and EU accession

    13 May 2004

    High-level representatives of workers, employers and governments from the Nordic and Baltic States and Poland are to meet in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 14 May to discuss regional aspects of globalization and EU accession issues

  7. Press release

    Note to correspondents: ILO Conference to discuss challenges of globalization and EU accession

    13 May 2004

    High-level representatives of workers, employers and governments from the Nordic and Baltic States and Poland are to meet in Vilnius, Lithuania, on 14 May to discuss regional aspects of globalization and EU accession issues.

  8. Article

    Rural community based tourism: a portal to living cultures

    10 May 2004

    In the age of globalization, tourism is spreading beyond traditional tourist destinations. In Latin America, a number of small communities are taking up the challenge and seizing the opportunity to improve their conditions of life in ways that respect their heritage.

  9. Article

    Fighting child labour in Indonesia: ILO launches new programme

    05 May 2004

    Some 4 million children below the age of 18 in Indonesia work in often dangerous jobs. Can they find another way of life that benefits them and their families? As the ILO launches a new programme in Indonesia to fight child labour, ILO Online examines how one child traded work for education and found a better future for himself and his family in the process.

April 2004

  1. Press release

    China Employment Forum concludes with focus on decent work for all

    30 April 2004

    China and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today adopted a joint statement aimed at forging greater cooperation to create more and better jobs, describing "full and decent employment" as the key to continued development in the world's most populous country.