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June 2003

  1. Press release

    91st annual Conference of the ILO concludes its work: Delegates debate action to end poverty through work, adopt Convention on seafarers security measures

    19 June 2003

    91st annual Conference of the International Labour Organization (ILO) concluded its work today following an impassioned and constructive debate on work as a way out poverty. The Conference also adopted a new Convention on seafarers' identity and advanced other measures addressing current issues in the world of work.

  2. Press release

    ILO Launches global campaign on social security for all

    18 June 2003

  3. Press release

    Queen of Jordan attends World Day Against Child Labour

    12 June 2003

    The world should "join hands" to fight against child trafficking, a billion-dollar industry which subjects millions of children in the world to a modern form of slavery, said Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan today in an address marking the World Day Against Child Labour at the International Labour Conference.

  4. Press release

    His Majesty King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan addresses the 91st International Labour Conference

    12 June 2003

    Declaring that "work and working people are at the heart of global prosperity," King Abdullah II of Jordan today told the 91 stInternational Labour conference that the "war on want" must be won in order to "heal the divisions and despair that feed global violence".

  5. Press release

    President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, addresses 91st International Labour Conference

    11 June 2003

    "The resources exist within the world economy and society to achieve the objective of the eradication of poverty, globally", the President of the Republic of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, told delegates at a special sitting of the International Labour Conference today.

  6. Press release

    New ILO report sees further economic and social deterioration in the occupied Arab territories

    11 June 2003

    The economic and social crisis in the occupied Arab territories has deepened markedly over the past year, with rising unemployment and plummeting incomes leading to an "untenable" situation, according to a new report of the Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO).

  7. Press release

    ILO to mark World Day Against Child Labour

    10 June 2003

    Her Majesty Queen Rania of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is to be the keynote speaker on Thursday, 12 June when the International Labour Organization (ILO) marks the second World Day Against Child Labour here.

  8. Press release

    ILO Director-General calls for immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi from detention in Myanmar

    09 June 2003

    The Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO) today called on the government of Myanmar to take "immediate measures" to release Aung San Suu Kyi and those of her supporters who have reportedly been detained by the authorities in that country recently.

  9. Press release

    EU accession labour ministers to discuss pension reform issues

    09 June 2003

    Labour ministers of the 13 European Union (EU) accession countries - 10 of which are expected to become members of the EU on 1 May 2004 - are to meet during the ILO's annual International Labour Conference here to discuss pension reforms in their respective states.

  10. Press release

    Working out of Poverty: Somavia presents new anti-poverty proposals to ILO annual conference

    06 June 2003

    Global efforts aimed at cutting poverty in half by 2015 will fail unless new ways are found to create opportunities for the world's poor to work for a decent living, says Juan Somavia, Director-General of the International Labour Office (ILO).