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    ILO global forum to discuss decent work in the fishing industry

    15 May 2013

    Government, employer and worker delegates will share ideas on how the Work in fishing convention (n°188) can address major challenges in the industry, including safety and health and forced labour.

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    ILO meeting calls for sustainable civil aviation industry

    26 February 2013

    The Global Dialogue Forum on the Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on the Civil Aviation Industry, 20-22 February 2013, discussed how to promote sustainability and decent work in the civil aviation industry.

  3. Turning computer junk into jobs

    18 January 2013

    Vast amounts of electrical and electronic waste end up in developing countries where the recycling methods are often hazardous. Integrating informal e-waste operations into the formal sector can help make the process safer, according to an ILO study titled "The global impact of e-waste".

  4. New ILO/UPU/UNI publication on Promoting workplace HIV and AIDS policies in post offices around the world

    01 November 2011

    The International Labour Office (ILO), through its Programme on HIV and AIDS and the World of Work (ILO/AIDS) and the Sectoral Activities Department (SECTOR), in collaboration with the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and UNI Global Union (formerly Union Network International) have contributed to the formulation of the Guidelines on HIV and AIDS and the postal sector

  5. World Teachers’ Day Message (5 October 2012)

    05 October 2011

    The 2012 World Teachers Day Message issued jointly by the ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI)

  6. World Teachers’ Day Message (5 October 2011)

    05 October 2011

    The 2011 World Teachers Day Message issued jointly by the ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI)

  7. To cope with labour shortages, retailers will have to hire greater numbers of older workers, says ILO report

    20 September 2011

    The ILO Global Dialogue Forum on the Needs of Older Workers in relation to Changing Work Processes and the Working Environment in Retail Commerce will meet on 21-22 September to examine ways in which work processes and the working environment in the labour-intensive retail commerce sector can be adapted to facilitate labour market participation of older workers in the sector.

  8. Greying of the workforce in retail commerce: Questions and answers

    20 September 2011

    According to a recent ILO study, 2 billion people will be aged 60 or over by 2050. While most discussions about population ageing turn around the sustainability of pension systems, a forthcoming ILO meeting to be held in Geneva on 21-22 September, will focus on the impact of the greying of societies on labour supply in the retail commerce sector, an industry that has traditionally drawn a large proportion of its workers from people aged 30 and under. ILO Online spoke with John Sendanyoye, the ILO’s Commerce Sector Specialist.

  9. Address by the ILO Director-General to sectoral meeting on financial crisis and finance sector workers

    24 February 2009

  10. Joint communiqué from ILO, IMO and WHO: New International Medical Guide for Ships (Third Edition) launched jointly by ILO, IMO and WHO

    13 March 2008

    A new edition of the International Medical Guide for Ships has been published by the World Health Organization (WHO), on behalf of the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), and WHO itself. Copies of this book are now available from WHO and IMO.