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September 2004

  1. Press release

    Media Advisory: Preparatory Technical Maritime Conference 13-24 September ILO member States discuss a new consolidated maritime labour Convention

    08 September 2004

    week international Conference here on Monday 13 September to prepare a new draft maritime labour Convention affecting some 1.2 million seafarers who handle nearly 90 per cent of the world's trade.

  2. Press release

    ILO Director-General Addresses Extraordinary Summit of African Union Says, "good national governance will not succeed unless we have good global governance"

    08 September 2004

    The Director-General of the International Labour Organization (ILO), Juan Somavia, today said that good national governance affirms "Africa's right to expect global fairness" and that "good national governance will not succeed unless we have good global governance."

  3. Article

    Economic insecurity is a global crisis

    07 September 2004

    GENEVA - Only 8 per cent of people in the world - fewer than one in ten - live in countries providing favourable economic security, says a new study by the International Labour Office (ILO). The just published report, "Economic Security for a Better World", includes estimates for countries representing more than 85 per cent of the world's population, and says that economic security promotes happiness, and is beneficial for growth and social stability. ILO online spoke with Guy Standing, co-author of the report and director of the ILO's Programme on Socioeconomic Security.

  4. Press release

    Economic security strengthens tolerance and happiness as well as growth and development

    01 September 2004

    A new study by the International Labour Office (ILO) highlights that people's economic security promotes personal well being, happiness and tolerance, while benefiting growth and development.

August 2004

  1. News

    Media advisory: ILO to publish first global survey of economic insecurity

    27 August 2004

    The vast majority of the global workforce today lives in a world marked by economic uncertainty and insecurity over the future, says a new study to be published by the International Labour Office (ILO) on 1 September 2004.

  2. Press release

    Media advisory: ILO to publish first global survey of economic insecurity

    27 August 2004

    The vast majority of the global workforce today lives in a world marked by economic uncertainty and insecurity over the future, says a new study to be published by the International Labour Office (ILO) on 1 September 2004.

  3. Article

    The new seafarers ID: questions and answers

    26 August 2004

    On the high seas and in the world's ports 1.2 million maritime workers handle 90 per cent of the world's trade. Before the end of this year some of them could bring along with their personal luggage a new Seafarers Identity Document (SID). The SID uses a biometric verification system created in the framework of a new Convention of the International Labour Organization (ILO). The Convention has now received enough ratifications to come into force.

  4. Press release

    New ratification opens the way for ILO Convention on seafarers' ID card

    17 August 2004

    An international labour standard designed to create a new biometric identity verification system for the world's 1.2 million maritime workers has received sufficient ratifications to go into force in February 2005, the International Labour Office (ILO) said today.

  5. Press release

    Youth unemployment at all time high, new ILO report says half the world's jobless are under 24

    11 August 2004

    Youth unemployment has skyrocketed worldwide over the past decade to some 88 million, according to a new study by the International Labour Office (ILO), reaching an all time high with young people aged 15 to 24 now representing nearly half the world's jobless.

  6. Article

    A high road to management and human resources development: High Performance Teams

    06 August 2004

    ILO official Peter van Rooij worked 14 months in a factory as part of an exchange of staff between the International Labour Office (ILO) and the French company Michelin. His challenge? To help them move from a "Taylorist" management style to High Performance Team Management.