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May 2008

  1. News

    ILO Asia-Pacific meeting on extending social security opens

    19 May 2008

    The lack of a social security floor, and the social stability it can bring, puts at risk sustainable economic growth and development in Asia-Pacific and may compromise the positive effects of globalization, according to a new assessment by the International Labour Organization (ILO)

  2. Video

    ILO and UNHCR Partnership in Liberia

    16 May 2008

    UNHCR Liberia Representative Renata Dubini and ILO/UNHCR Consultant Sam Odera Oteng talk about the rationale behind the ILO-UNCHR Partnership: UNHCR's strong field presence combined with ILO's technical expertise on job creation, makes it an ideal partnership to guarantee not only a sustainable return but also to consolidate peace and stability in Liberia.

  3. Publication

    ILSE - International Labour Standards Electronic Library. Edition 2008 - CD-ROM (E/F/S)

    16 May 2008

  4. News

    ILO launches new grant scheme to promote cooperatives in Africa - Calls for proposals

    16 May 2008

    The International Labour Organization (ILO) today announced the launch of a new grant scheme through the Cooperative Facility for Africa programme.

  5. News

    ILO says Caribbean rising to the challenge of HIV and AIDS in the world of work

    15 May 2008

    New programmes designed to step up action against HIV/AIDS in the workplace are becoming increasingly common in the Caribbean, according to a new ILO report citing recent developments in Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago

  6. News

    Asia-Pacific Countries to discuss extending social security coverage

    14 May 2008

    The International Labour Organization in collaboration with the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, is hosting a high level tripartite Asia-Pacific meeting on Socially-Inclusive Strategies to Extend Social Security Coverage, in New Delhi. The two-day meeting, to be held at Vigyan Bhawan on 19-20 May 2008, will be opened by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of India, Mr. Oscar Fernandes on Monday 19 May 2008 at 0930 hrs.

  7. Statement

    Chair's Conclusions from the G8 Labour and Employment Meeting

    13 May 2008

    Labour and Employment Ministers from the G8 countries and the European Union Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities met in Niigata from May 11 to 13, 2008, together with the Director-General of the ILO and Secretary-General of the OECD, to discuss the theme “Seeking the Best Balance for a Resilient and Sustainable Society”. Here are the conclusions of the meeting.

  8. Statement

    ILO Director-General Addresses G8 Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting on sustainable development and green jobs

    13 May 2008

    ILO Director-General Juan Somavia addressed the GB Labour and Employment Ministers Meeting in Niigata, Japan, 11-13 May, on "Global challenges for Sustainable Development Strategies for Green Jobs. Read the complete text of the address.

  9. News

    Launch of a new UN System-wide workplace programme on HIV

    09 May 2008

    HIV is having a serious impact not just on our work, but also in our workplace. Absences, illnesses and deaths due to HIV and AIDS have profound implications for staff, their families, and for the UN. Even in countries where HIV is less visible, the UN has an obligation to act. A New UN System-wide Workplace Programme HIV entitled UN Cares has been developed to reduce the impact of HIV in the workplace by supporting "universal access" to a comprehensive range of benefits for all UN personnel and their families - including prevention, treatment, care and support.

  10. Statement

    Address by Juan Somavia to the 20th ASEAN Labour Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok - 8 May 2008

    08 May 2008