12 June 2002
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the first World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 as a way to highlight the plight of working children. Observed on June 12th, the day is intended to serve as a catalyst for the growing worldwide movement against child labour.
1 June 2002
Launch of the Red Card to Child Labour campaign
26 May 2002
28 - 31 August 2001
In its first regional meeting since the high drama of the Asian financial crisis in 1997 – grouping 39 member States – the ILO’s government, employer and worker constituents discussed a plan for ensuring social protection, rights at work and job creation, as a way of applying its global strategy for decent work to the region’s people and helping them weather global economic turmoil.
31 May - 1 June 2001
12 - 15 December 2000
The meeting came at a time of improving labour market performance in Europe. The ILO report pointed out, however, that "the persistence of high rates of unemployment in many Western European countries continues to be a fundamental economic and social problem and is still an important source of poverty." In particular, the ILO noted that "long-term unemployment remains stubbornly high, leaving a significant number of individuals effectively excluded from the labour market." Levels of youth unemployment have also remained high in some countries.
8 - 11 December 1999
Among the Conclusions of the Meeting, the delegates stressed their commitment to the elimination of child labour, beginning with its worst forms. They stated that "the elimination of child labour in Africa represents a real challenge. To be African is first of all to respect and prepare the destiny of Africa through its children."
24 - 27 August 1999
The delegates at meeting agreed that "finding decent work constitutes one of the most immediate priorities for the people in the Americas". They recognized that economic growth was a necessary but insufficient condition to generate decent work and pointed out that, in addition, it required "the application of economic policies that will promote an increase of productivity and guarantee the macroeconomical stability needed to stimulate savings and investments".
6 - 15 October 1998
The Conference adopted three resolutions concerning the measurement of underemployment and inadequate employment situations, the measurement of employment-related income, and concerning statistics of occupational injuries resulting from occupational accidents.
9 - 11 December 1997
The International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted a series of wide-ranging Conclusions in which governments, and representatives of workers' and employers' organizations urged the ILO to "vigorously pursue" its opportunities to make an "essential contribution" to the economic and social development of Asia.