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February 2004

  1. Press release

    World Commission says globalization can and must change, calls for urgent rethink of global governance

    24 February 2004

    Globalization can and must change, says a new, groundbreaking report presented today to the International Labour Organization (ILO) urging that building a fair and inclusive globalization become a worldwide priority.

  2. Article

    Jobs after war – Building sustainable peace

    23 February 2004

  3. Article

    Economic insecurity drags on in Ukraine: ILO survey shows millions in distress

    18 February 2004

  4. Press release

    India, U.S. and ILO join forces to fight child labour; new project targets directly some 80,000 children in hazardous work

    16 February 2004

    The Government of India, in cooperation with the US Department of Labor and the International Labour Organization (ILO) today launched a US$ 40 million programme aimed at eliminating child labour that targets directly some 80,000 children in ten hazardous industries. This is the largest child labour programme ever undertaken by the ILO at the country level.

  5. Article

    Making work a safer place

    11 February 2004

    Money talks, but does it think? Merging thoughtful workplace practices and the bottom-line is one of the goals of the Global Compact launched in 2000 by the United Nations. The Compact seeks to meet the challenges of globalization and create a more stable and inclusive world economy by embedding UN values in private sector strategies. Now, the ILO Safe Work Programme has joined the Compact to help promote a new health and safety culture at work. German journalist Anne Sieger reports.

  6. Article

    New ILO report: Despite rising unemployment, cause for cautious optimism

    11 February 2004

    The 2004 Global Employment Trends report, released today by the ILO, paints a grim picture of rising global unemployment. But the annual jobs report sees signs of recovery. Here are questions and answers on the global employment picture, how this affects different people, and what solutions exist for employment generation.

  7. Press release

    International cooperative alliance, ILO sign partnership agreement

    10 February 2004

    The International Labour Office (ILO) and the International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) today signed an agreement to implement a "Common Cooperative Agenda" aimed at creating decent jobs and reducing poverty.

  8. Article

    Eliminating child labour: The costs and benefits

    06 February 2004

    A just-released study by the ILO International Programme on the Elimination of Child Labour (IPEC), "Investing in Every Child: An Economic Study of the Costs and Benefits of Eliminating Child Labour", argues that the benefits of eliminating child labour will far outweigh the costs. Peter Dorman, the author of the report, explains the costs and benefits of eliminating child labour and how the proposal may be applied.

  9. Press release

    New ILO study says economic benefits of eliminating child labour will vastly outweigh costs

    03 February 2004

    A new study by the International Labour Office (ILO) says the benefits of eliminating child labour will be nearly seven times greater than the costs, or an estimated US$ 5.1 trillion in the developing and transitional economies, where most child labourers are found.

January 2004

  1. Press release

    ILO to launch new study on economic costs and benefits of eliminating child labour

    28 January 2004

    What is the projected cost of eliminating child labour worldwide? How will global society benefit - especially developing and transitional economies?