10 June 2011
Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, spoke as a guest of honour at the 100th International Labour Conference during the Global Report panel discussion: "Equality at work: the continuing challenge".
10 June 2011
Around 115 million boys and girls under the age of 18 are involved in hazardous child labour. Making a change is possible. In India both employers and trade unions are actively involved in the fight against child labour, especially when it comes to keeping children out of hazardous work.
01 June 2011
Director-General Juan Somavia opened the historic 100th International Labour Conference with a call for an urgent commitment to a new era of social justice and economic growth based on sustainable development to address mounting “turmoil” in the world of work.
02 June 2010
The ILO Director-General Juan Somavia has called for a “balanced” policy strategy aimed at securing a “jobs-rich” economic recovery in the face of new threats to the global economy from the sovereign debt crisis and fiscal retrenchment.
15 January 2010
Richard Lavallée, Programme Coordinator for the ILO's Better Work programme in Haiti, describes conditions in Port-au-Prince immediately in the aftermath of the 7.2 earthquake that destroyed the Haitian capital on January 12, 2009.
07 December 2009
As economies start to show signs of recovery from the global economic and financial crisis, some countries may think about pulling back support measures for job creation and social protection. But this could undermine or even prevent economic recovery if done too soon or too abruptly as Raymond Torres, author of the ILO report "The World of Work 2009, the Global Jobs Crisis and Beyond" explains. (audio file)