Global Discussion Series
9 December 2020
10am to 11:15am EST
Via Webex - Register here
Viet Nam will soon enter uncharted territory with the implementation of the 2019 Labor Code. It has the potential to bring about important changes in labor-management relations and possibly a new era for independent trade unions at the enterprise level. Join us for a discussion on the impact of labor reform in Viet Nam.
ILO USA and Lehigh University Webinar - CONCLUDED
29 October 2020
12pm to 1pm EST
Featuring renowned speakers from the ILO, Temple University and Dr. Donald Outing, Lehigh University VP for Equity and Community.
DC LERA webinar - CONCLUDED
21 October, 2020
12pm to 1pm EST
Jeff will discuss the consequence of a conflict that erupted in 2012 at the International Labor Conference when the Employers’ Group denied the existence of an international right to strike protected by the ILO Constitution and Conventions.
ILO USA Webinar - CONCLUDED
15 September, 2020
10:00 am to 11:15 am EST
This webinar will discuss how the ILO is working with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour & Social Affairs and with employers’ and workers’ organizations to support the adoption and enhancement of laws, policies and procedures relating to labour market mobility and the new minimum wage in Qatar.
U. S. Funded Projects
ILO IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC
New industrial relations framework in respect of ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
The New Industrial Relations Framework project, funded by USDOL, has been established to provide technical support to Viet Nam, as it undertakes reforms in the areas of industrial relations and labour law, in order to update and strengthen its’ industrial relations framework and align labour laws with International Labour Standards, on freedom of association, collective bargaining, forced labour, child labour and non-discrimination.
The project approach is two phased. The first phase aims at expanding the knowledge base through research, while the second phase is focused on delivery of interventions – both at the national and community level.
ILO IN THE ARAB STATES
The project aims at preventing the recruitment of children and youth and to sustainably reintegrate children formally associated with the conflict in Hajjah, Sanaa and Lahj governorates in Yemen (Specific Objective). The socioeconomic integration of children associated with armed forces and armed groups (CAAFAG), vulnerable youth and marginalized groups will contribute to stabilization and security of the targeted areas (Overall Goal).
The second phase of the project will transition the project from a joint ILO-IFC initiative to a Jordanian entity. By the end of Phase 2, BWJ will be wholly managed by a national entity with a significant portion of the operating costs for the delivery of core services covered by revenues generated by the entity.
ILO IN CENTRAL ASIA AND EUROPE
The overall purpose of this project is to support a reduction in child labor and forced labor and promote decent work in Uzbekistan, through the framework of the Decent Work Country Program agreement between the Government of Uzbekistan and the ILO.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the project aims to strengthen the resilience and social cohesion of refugees and host communities in Turkey by promoting access to decent work and inclusive economic growth underpinned by decent work principles.
ILO IN AFRICA
Malaysia, Mauritnia, Global
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL), Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), has provided funding to the International Labour Organization (ILO) for a project to support global and national efforts aimed at combating forced labor under the 2014 ILO Protocol and Recommendation on Forced Labor.
Funded by the U.S. Department of State, the project will focus in particular on a) raising awareness of the forced labour Protocol and measures against forced labour, especially in rural areas where traditional forms of slavery continue unquestioned, b) building the capacity of the government at national and local levels to implement forced labour laws and combat traditional practices of slavery, c) offering improved livelihoods to former forced labourers in order to reduce their dependency on their former masters.
ILO IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
The project aims to reduce child trafficking for labour and sexual exploitation in Peru with a geographical focus on the regions of Lima, Cusco and Loreto. The project will contribute to stronger coordination among a wide array of stakeholders, harmonize current initiatives and bring an innovative approach to combat child trafficking efficiently while ensuring victims’ needs through the provision of specialized services.
Support efforts to combat child labor and improve working conditions in agriculture in Dominican Republic
The overall objective of the project is to support the efforts of the Government of Dominican Republic and key stakeholders to combat child labour and improve working conditions in agriculture.