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  1. © Ji Kun 2015

    Picture a world without decent work – A graphic story

    22 May 2015

    Hundreds of amateur artists around the world responded to a call to create images with the theme “Right to work” for a poster competition in which the International Labour Organization participated on the judging panel. The competition, run by the non-governmental organization, For Tomorrow, elicited many powerful and shocking representations of a world without fundamental rights at work – including child labour, forced labour and inequality. An exhibition of some of the winning posters is being held at the ILO headquarters in Geneva from 26th of May until 19th of June.

  1. After years of war, many people in Cambodia were handicapped by landmines and are forced to earn a living by begging in public places.

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  1. Mr Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, President of Brazil (2009)

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  1. Photos of the Director-General

    A selection of official photographs of Guy Ryder.

  1. International Labour Conference, 67th session, June 1981, Lech Walesa

    Historical photographs

    Defining moments and key personalities are captured in this collection of photographs from 1919 on.